No role for RTB in regulating short-term lets after disagreement with Fáilte Ireland over new system

Legislation to be published establishing new registration system for homeowners and platforms

Before advertising properties, booking platforms including AirBnB would have to check property details and only advertise properties with a valid Fáilte Ireland registration number under plans to be published shortly. Picture: Getty

The Residential Tenancies Board will play no role in the crackdown of short-term lets in Ireland following disagreement with the state’s tourism development body.

Under Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien’s landmark Housing for All plan, a register for short-term lets in Ireland, operated by Fáilte Ireland and enforced by the RTB, was to be set up as part of new regulatory controls for the sector in order to bring accommodation back into the long-term housing market.