Aontú have submitted a new bill banning AirBnBs and short-term lets in towns with a population over 10,000.
The party say their proposal would deal with what they call the government’s “failed Airbnb legislation”.
Leader Peadar Tóibín has submitted the new bill to the Dáil in order to capitalize on the decline in short-term lettings since the Covid-19 pandemic begun.
March and April saw an increase in the number of available rentals across the country as those who had previously rented properties as short term lets to tourists were forced to offer longer stays as tourism flatlined.
Mr Tóibín says now is the time to implement legislation to ensure these available properties are not rented out again short-term, and for maximum profit, as the country continues to battle the housing crisis.
The Aontú Bill would prohibit any short-term lets of non-principle residence in a town or a city with a