• 2023 Conference Agenda

    Blog ISCF Conference bit.ly/3KcmTfv.      https://iscf.ie/blog/iscf-conference-2022/   Details of Conference ISCF Conference for the self-catering accommodation sector. The theme of the 2022 Conference is  ‘A Shared Future for Self-Catering” which takes place in person for the first time in 3 years. If you have a cottage or holiday home rental, you may wonder how other owners […]

    28 June 2024
  • CODE OF ETHICS

    Irish Self -Catering Federation CODE OF ETHICS   1              The property and gardens/grounds and any facilities should be presented and maintained to the highest standard of decor and cleanliness.   2              The property should comply with all Health and Safety standards for a residential dwelling.   3              The owner/manager should provide an excellent service to […]

    26 June 2024
  • The Off-Season Traveller

    The Off-Season Traveller –   There  are people contacting the ISCF office asking for more longterm rental properties over the Shoulder and winter season for 2 weeks to 6months. A list of members who are interested in long-term rental and this can be shared with customers. These customers  need to be treated differently to the […]

    26 June 2024
  • July 2021 Re-opening after Covid

    On Monday 19 July 2021  the non-essential ban on international travel is finally lifted. Many Self-Catering property owners nave been asking questions on who can stay in our properties and what the regulations are. The regulations vary based on the country the customers come from and the airlines and ferry companies are responsible for checking […]

    26 June 2024
  • A SAFE FIRST STEP IN THE RE-OPENING OF OUR TOURIST ECONOMY 

    A SAFE FIRST STEP IN THE RE-OPENING OF OUR TOURIST ECONOMY  Presented by: Irish Self-Catering Federation (ISCF),   Ireland’s Association for Adventure Tourism (IAAT), Irish Caravan & Camping Council (ICC) and Irish Boat Rental Association (IBRA) The four stated tourism associations have drawn up this submission to make a case for a safe first step […]

    26 June 2024
  • Reasons Why Self Catering should be allowed in RPZ areas

    Reasons Why Self Catering should be allowed in RPZ areas     Reason Justification 1 Been in business as Self-Catering industry for 7 years As proof of business for 7 years or more, they should automatically be given planning permission.  – need detail of proof required?     2 Derelict Property renovated Derelict property given […]

    26 June 2024
  • VIDA – VAT in the Digital Age.

    Who is Imposing ViDA Vat The  EU Commission published a draft document on 8/05/2024 on “Value Added Tax (VAT in the Digital Age (ViDA)” The proposal was first introduced by the EU commission in 12/2022, with a single VAT registioatn system across the EU. There would be one EU Vat Registration system with all money […]

    21 June 2024
  • EU Parliament accept Register for Short-Term Rental Today

    Press Release Release Date and Time 16/11/2023 at 10am EU Parliament accept Register for Short-Term Rental Today   The EU Council and Parliament reached an agreement to introduce the Register for STR today, bringing more clarity and transparency to the tourism Ecosystem.  At the Irish Self-Catering Conference on 14/11/223 in a debate on Legislation for […]

    17 June 2024
  • ISCF Sustainability Practices

    Sustainability Policy Sustainability is central to the ethos of  self-catering as a holiday or short break. A survey on Sustainable travel in 2022 showed that 83% of global travellers thing sustainability practices are vital to a holiday and 78% want to stay in sustainable properties. People want more authentic  local experiences representing the local culture […]

    17 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