A clampdown on Air BnB properties in rent pressure zones across the county is needed, a North Clare representative has maintained.
In a motion to the most recent meeting of Clare County Council, Cllr Roisin Garvey (GP) declared that there was a “crisis in the lack of rentable accommodation around the county”. She proposed that a limit on Air BnB short term rentals in rent pressure zones be introduced. “This would also help with the crisis within the county of families being homeless and having to live in hotels and B&Bs.”
She told the meeting that having looked up Ennistymon on Air BnB, there were 63 places to stay yet highlighted her frustration that instead 47 empty houses could be rented to people who wanted to move to the North Clare town.
“People say it is great to make money from Air BnBs but statistically
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