Senator calls for Airbnb to blocked over ‘lockdown raves’ – Extra.ie

Airbnb should be temporarily blocked because its properties are being used to host COVID lockdown parties, the Seanad heard yesterday.

The short-term letting agency has come under the spotlight recently after gardaí broke up house parties at properties rented out on the online platform.

Cork Senator Tim Lombard has now called on the Government to introduce legislation aimed at restricting Airbnb from renting out properties during Level 5 restrictions.

Airbnb, should be temporarily blocked because its properties are being used to host COVID lockdown parties, the Seanad heard yesterday. Pic: Shutterstock

Earlier this month, Kinsale gardaí fined seven people for breaching travel restrictions and sent them back to Cork city after they arrived to stay at Airbnb accommodation.

Gardaí are also investigating a large illegal rave organised by a group on Instagram that took place in an Airbnb rental home back in December in Co Laois, near Stradbally.

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