Wednesday April 1, 2020

Up in the Air: How thousands of lets on Airbnb could be illegal

With a new taskforce set to tackle illegal lets, the tide may be about to turn for the tech giant accused of fuelling the housing crisis

27th October, 2019
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Airbnb may go for direct listing

When Airbnb staff marched together in this year’s Dublin Pride parade, they received a less than rapturous reception. Along the route, they were greeted with posters that said: “Dear Airbnb, thanks for contributing to our country’s housing crisis . . . tourists occupy full houses while homeless people sleep in doorways.”

In October last year, activists from Take Back the City occupied the home-sharing company’s headquarters in Hanover Quay in Dublin. They...

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