Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, TD has today (Wednesday 7 December) announced that the Government has approved the priority drafting of the Registration of Short-Term Tourist Letting Bill.

This is another initiative provided for in the Government’s Housing for All policy and Minister Martin was joined at today’s announcement by Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

The legislation will relate to short-term lettings of 21 days or less and will require suppliers offering accommodation for such periods to register with Fáilte Ireland and provide a valid registration number when advertising properties for letting on online platforms.

Amongst the stated aims of the legislation are to make more efficient use of existing housing stock and to bring properties back into the long-term rental market.

The Government’s press-release can be found here. We will provide further updates as the legislation progresses through the Oireachtas.

For further information on this topic, please contact Aoife Smyth, Knowledge Lawyer or any member of A&L Goodbody’s Real Estate team.