• 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
  • 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 – Lack of Data is Flaws in Register for STR Bill

    Short-Term Rental Bill cause Difficulty in Rural Ireland   The ISCF held a well-attended meeting entitled ‘Irish Tourism 2023 Opportunities and Challenges & Difficulty in Rural Tourism’ on Wednesday, February 1st at Buswell’s Hotel, Kildare Street, Dublin. ISCF members, board members, industry representatives, and most importantly, TDs, were in attendance.     A range of […]

    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
  • Press Relsease – Oireachtas Tourism Committee

    PROPOSED PLANNING RULES FOR SHORT-TERM LETTINGS MUST BE DEBATED BEFORE THE 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 importance […]

    09 January 2023