Call for review of people operating Airbnb

There’s a call for a review of people operating on the online booking service, Airbnb.

The website allows people to lease or rent short-term lodgings including holiday homes, apartments, homestays, hostel beds, and hotel rooms.

Kerry Fine Gael Cllr Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald believes Fáilte Ireland should look at whether people who operate Airbnb should pay water rates and be regulated like B&Bs and guesthouses.

He was responding to a complaint from a constituent who claims he’s being competed out of the market by seven Airbnb operations around him: