Calls to ban Airbnbs as properties used to host lockdown raves and parties in Ireland – Irish Post

A CORK Senator has called for Airbnbs to be banned for the duration of Level 5 restrictions following a series of raves and parties being hosted at properties.

Senator Tim Lombard, speaking in the Seanad, argued that the Government should introduce new legislation banning Airbnb landlords from renting our their properties during lockdown to put a stop to illegal parties and raves.

According to Extra.ie, Mr Lombard said there was a “very serious issue” with people renting houses in rural and scenic areas in order to host parties without being seen by neighbours or gardaí.

“I looked up the Airbnb website this morning,” Mr Lombard told the Seanad,.

“There are over 200 properties for Cork alone tonight.”

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Under Level 5 restrictions hotels and hostels are not allowed to host tourists, and are open only for essential workers or for quarantine reasons only.

Airbnb properties however, Mr Lombard said,

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