EU Parliament Adopts the Register for STR Bill

Press Release from the Irish Self-Catering Federation

 

Are the Irish Government going to support Irish Tourist Accommodation by implementing a Balanced Approach to the STR Register.

 

EU Parliament Adopts the Register for STR Bill

 

The Irish Self-Catering Federation welcomes the Register for STR Bill which the EU Parliament voted in favor of today. The Bill still has to be published in the official Journal and enters into force within 20 days. Members states have 2 years to implement the national Designated Digital Entry point.

The Irish Government has appointed Failte Ireland as the statutory agency to manage the data for Ireland. We have not yet seen the Irish Register for STR Bill, but it is based on the Registration for STTR Bill 2022.  There is no clear detail on the cost for individual members to sign on the Register. This bill caused serious issues for the ISCF members, as it linked the online register to a requirement for Planning Permission as an STR Business. The ISCF has repeatedly called on the Department of Housing to issue the Guidelines for Planners and Owners of STR in advance of the Register for STR being adopted in Ireland.

In Scotland the RPZ legislation has been adopted in some high density areas, and is causing havoc to the tourism industry. The UK announced last week that all existing Short-Term Rental (STR) Properties would automatically be approved in planning legislation, this is called the Grandfather rule. All new developments of STR would need Planning Permission. The ISCF sees this as a sensible approach, and one which has been adopted in their industries such as Postmasters. We call for Clarity from the Government on how it plans to proceed with this Planning legislation.

 

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For more information contact:

ISCF.ie ISCF Office, Durrus, Co Cork – info@iscf.ie 086178 5654

Links

UK Legislation adopted.  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-68335939

Herald Scotland – Scottish Holiday homes away botched compared to England  https://archive.ph/2024.02.24-062731/https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/24141039.scottish-holiday-homes-law-botched-compared-englands/

EU TRIS Response.  https://europa.eu/webtools/rest/html2m/output/html2m-1707807193-rfcwv.pdf

Peter Warburton Article  https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/yourview/arid-41327638.html