New letting rules are likely to achieve little

New letting rules are likely to achieve little

Why did the government turn down a common-sense enforcement system for short-term letting and replace it with an inferior one?

Sometimes in politics, a government wants to be seen to be ‘doing something’ - without actually achieving anything.

The new short-term letting regulations seem like a case in point.

A government working group was set up containing experienced public servants from the Department of Housing, the Department of Tourism and Transport, the Residential Tenancies Board, Fáilte Ireland and An Bord Pleanála.

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