Big questions remain around planning regulations for short term-lets.
That’s according to CEO of the Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF), Máire Ní Mhurchú who was reacting as the EU Commission is set to give the nod to proposals on rural lettings.
A vote in the EU next month will mean that a register of all types of tourist accommodation will come into law next year.
Under the proposals, Airbnbs and other types of short-term lets in areas with a population with fewer than 5,000, won’t need planning permission.
Ms Ní Mhurchú says clarification is needed around what exactly this means.
The ISCF says it's seeking a meeting with Minister of State with responsibility for planning, Kieran O’Donnell.
It’s intended that the new regulatory system - entailing the register of properties and planning requirements - will be in operation by next summer.
Ms Ní Mhurchú says the ISCF wants to have a discussion with the appropriate bodies to find a solution.