AirBnB planning permission Dublin?


In the context of this recent proposal can you please explain the meaning and applicability of what you have mentioned above?


There is an argument that somebody who is currently carrying out Airbnb would not be subject to this new planning requirement e.g. pre-63 developments don’t require planning permission - because they were developed before the introduction of planning law.


AFAIK section 63 was an explicit carve out for “political” reasons (Fianna Fail shtyle)


Pre 63 is pre 1963, first planning law in Ireland. No planning required before that so no requirement for’, planning’


Sorry, meant pre-63 but I never realized there was no Planning system before then!!


Back in the good old days you used to apply directly to the minister


The definition of “short term letting” in the proposed legislation seems to be 2 weeks.

Does anyone think this will lead to landlords advertising their properties on AirBnB with a 2 week minimum stay?

I realise that the vast majority of short-term lettings are under 2 weeks, and AirBnB lettings for over 2 weeks are a small minority, but does anyone think that is what a minority of landloards will do? or is it just not worth it as your target market would be very small?


As predicted by many…

Short-term letting regulations not being followed


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DCC shouldn’t have to put in so much effort on this. Murphy was told at the time that the best approach was to make it illegal to advertise properties that did not have the relevant permission or had breached the limits. He bowed to pressure from AirBnB (who put in a huge shift on the lobbying front) and left DCC holding the baby and the taxpayers bearing the expense. The Revenue have taken a far harder and smarter line on the tax front demanding documentation from AirBnB. DCC inspectors are reduced to tracking cleaning company staff going in and out of apartments to follow up complaints - they are doing it OK but there’s not enough of them. Complaints to management companies seem to be more effective.


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To date, the council has relied on complaints from members of the public to guide its enforcement activity. However, it expects to have additional resources in place by the end of next month that will allow it to ramp up its enforcement of the rules on short-term lets.

The Department of Housing has sanctioned the hiring of 12 additional staff. While only two positions have been filled so far, the council believes the remaining staff will be hired by the end of November.