• TOURISM COALITION CALL FOR TAOISEACH TO PREVENT “SERIOUS HARM” BEING INFLICTED ON RURAL TOURISM AND WILD ATLANTIC WAY

    Press Release ***Embargoed to Tuesday June 11, 9am*** TOURISM COALITION CALL FOR TAOISEACH TO PREVENT “SERIOUS HARM” BEING INFLICTED ON RURAL TOURISM AND WILD ATLANTIC WAY A coalition of tourism industry chiefs – including the Irish Self-Catering Federation, the Vintners Federation of Ireland, the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, and Ireland’s […]

    14 June 2024
  • ACCOMMODATION SECTOR ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY

    VIEW THE REPORT (PDF 398KB) The Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF) has proactively worked with major stakeholders towards a stable and supportive regulatory environment to ensure providers of holiday homes, cottages and short term rental accommodation nationwide can continue to contribute to the Tourism sector as an important accommodation provider. In 2019 ISCF commissioned Frontline […]

    06 June 2024
  • Conference 2024

    11th of November 2024 Sustainability in Self-Catering Clayton Hotel Leopardstown in Dublin

    23 April 2024
  • Vision for Short-Term Rental Sector 2024-29

    Current Rent Pressure Zone Legislation – The RPZ regulations were set up in 2018 with the legitimate aim to manage accommodation in the greater Dublin area. However, they have quickly crept across the country to cover a lot of the island of Ireland with over 80% of houses and accommodation with Short Term Rental (STR) restrictions.

    13 December 2023
  • Changes in Self-Catering Legislation September 2023

    SELF-CATERING UNDER PRESSURE ISCF QUALITY ASSURANCE CERTIFICATE LOGO The updated Guidelines for Planners and Owners of Self-Catering in Ireland from the Department of Housing have been expected for months. This is due to issues of planning for STR being interlinked with a Register. Planning permissions for large Aparthotels and Hotels seem to have few problems […]

    14 November 2023
  • Self-Catering is a Tourism Product and not a Cause or a Solution to the Housing Crisis

    The ISCF Welcomes the EU Document  “Short-term rentals: Increasing transparency and curbing illegal listings” This will bring Short-term Rental (STR) into strong focus. The new EU rules, if adopted by the European Parliament, will create transparency on ownership of STR properties and how data on STR is collected and shared in the EU Countries. In Ireland, Failte […]

    14 November 2023
  • ISCF CONFERENCE 2023

    ISCF conference takes place at Liffey valley hotel, Dublin on 14/11/2023 SCHEDULE 8.30 am. Registration with Tea or Coffee 9.30 am Official Opening Address by Vikorija Molnar Sec-Gen European Holiday Homes Association 12.15 pm.  Lunch and Networking 1.45 pm. Running a Self-Catering Business in the Future. Awards 3.30 Pm Conclusion of Conference DURATION The Conference will […]

    03 November 2023
  • CHANGES IN SELF-CATERING LEGISLATION SEPTEMBER 2023

    What is is Short term renta in Ireland? Self-Catering is under pressure, with increase of areas of Rent Pressure Zones. What new legislation in Ireland and EU to deal with all types STR. Importance of Quality Assurance for STR. SELF-CATERING UNDER PRESSURE The updated Guidelines for Planners and Owners of Self-Catering in Ireland from the […]

    11 September 2023
  • WHAT ARE RENT PRESSURE ZONES IN 2023 IN IRELAND

    In Ireland, the media silly season is in full swing with stories about Airbnb on all media, who seem to have forgotten that Self-catering as an industry has been part of the Irish tourism accommodation offering for generations. Since 2019 the Rent Pressure Zones ( RPZ) legislation has been brought in many urban areas. They […]

    11 September 2023
  • Thank Goodness For Level Headed Europe

    EU Clear on Reasons for Pause STR Legislation A recent article in the Irish Times used the word “unexpected” to describe Europe’s reaction to proposed legislation brought by the Irish Government to regulate the self-catering accommodation sector also known as short-term rental (STR). This indicates a lack of understanding by the author of how people […]

    07 August 2023