• Ireland’s STR is Crumbling due to Government Legislation

    The Self-catering sector in Ireland is crumblind due to Government Legislation in the past 4 years. Details from Eurostat show bookings for short-term rental (STR) accross the EU have reduced in urban areas, with Dublin haivng greatest drop in bookings.

    05 July 2023
  • Brussels needs clarity on proposed Local Accommodation Laws

      EU TRIS Gives Protection to STR in Member States The Irish Self-Catering Federation has questioned the Irish Government Legislation on STR at the EU level by taking comments to TRIS (Technical Regulation Information System).  These cases are now being discussed in other European countries, in relation to Short-Term Rental (STR) regulation. How Did TRIS […]

    20 June 2023
  • Brussels needs clarity on proposed Local Accommodation Laws

      EU TRIS Gives Protection to STR in Member States The Irish Self-Catering Federation has questioned the Irish Government Legislation on STR at the EU level by taking comments to TRIS (Technical Regulation Information System).  These cases are now being discussed in other European countries, in relation to Short-Term Rental (STR) regulation. How Did TRIS […]

    07 May 2023
  • Why Register for Self-Catering Paused by EU

      WHY REGISTER FOR SELF-CATERING PROPERTY PAUSED  The Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF) accepts the decision of TRIS (Technical Regulation Information System) at the EU level to postpone the Registration for Short Term Rental Bill which the Department of Tourism was bringing through the Dáil. The Irish Self-Catering Federation has represented the self-catering industry for […]

    09 April 2023
  • Register for STR paused by TRIS

    REGISTER FOR SELF-CATERING PROPERTY PAUSED  The Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF) accepts the decision of TRIS (Technical Regulation Information System) at EU level to postpone the Registration for Short Term Rental Bill which the Department of Tourism was bringing through the Dáil.   The Register for STR (Short Term Rental) in December 2022 announced that […]

    23 March 2023
  • Press Relsease – ISCF at Oireachtas Tourism Committee

     Press Release p1/03/2023 PROPOSED PLANNING RULES FOR SHORT-TERM LETTINGS MUST BE DEBATED BEFORE REGISTRATION SYSTEM Proposed new planning rules for short-term lettings must be published and debated before a new registration system is introduced’’, says ISCF Chair Máire ní Mhurchú. “Today’s tourism committee hearing showed a great degree of understanding by Oireachtas members of the […]

    03 March 2023
  • Press Relsease – ISCF advise on Short-Term Register Bill

     Press Release 17/02/2023 No Cooperation with Present Short-Term Register Bill  The first-round table talks to discuss the Register for Short Term Rental was held in Failte Ireland Headquarters in Dublin on Thursday 16/02. The Irish Self-Catering Federation called for the talks some weeks ago when no guidelines for council planners and STR owners were presented […]

    18 February 2023
  • Self-Catering in Ireland – Registration System Explained

    Register for Short-Term Rental in 2023  In 2022 self-catering owners had a busy summer season after a slow start to the year. Self-catering has become the number 1 choice of accommodation for guests across the EU. The Irish Self-Catering Federation has called for a simple online Register for all Short Term Rentals since 2017 and […]

    29 December 2022
  • Media Coverage of Register for STR

    Media Coverage of  Register for STR in Ireland The Irish Government announced a Short-Term Tourism Letting Register to be established through new legislation on 07/12/2022. The Press release invitation in Government Buildings was to the media only and not the industry affected. Present were Minister for Tourism  Catherine Martin, Minister for Housing Darragh or Brien, […]

    16 December 2022
  • Press Release – ISCF welcome introduction of STR Register but voices major concerns for tourism industry in 2023.

    Maire Ní Mhurchú, Cháir of the ISCF stated this morning that “we welcome the introduction of the register, and we also welcome the announcement of a six-month transitionary period which will give our members confidence to take bookings for the 2023 season. However, we are concerned that the management of the planning requirements across the board haven’t been fully resolved or considered.

    07 December 2022