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Poll: Do you book accommodation on platforms like Airbnb?

New home-sharing regulations are set to kick in next year.

File photo of the Airbnb app on a phone
File photo of the Airbnb app on a phone
Image: Shutterstock/Tero Vesalainen

HOME-SHARING ON platforms such as Airbnb will only be allowed where it is a person’s primary residence, under strict new laws to be confirmed by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today.

The new short-term let regulations, kicking in on 1 June 2019 and seen by TheJournal.ie, will operate on a ‘one host, one home’ model in areas of the country where there is deemed to be a high housing demand.

Platforms like Airbnb have become hugely popular globally in recent years, with many people opting to stay in someone’s home rather than a hotel or hostel.

However, there have long been calls for home-sharing to be regulated in Ireland, as it is in many other places, particularly in light of the housing crisis here.

We want to know: Do you book accommodation on home-sharing platforms like Airbnb?


Poll Results:

No (4499)
Yes, both in Ireland and abroad (3249)
Yes, only abroad (2062)
Yes, only in Ireland (287)




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