Dublin City Council cracks down on unlicensed Airbnb properties

Dublin City Council is currently investigating a number of unregistered Airbnbs in Dublin City.

There are up to 25 suspected cases of homes and apartments being illegally used as Airbnbs for tourists, according to The Irish Times.

The site boasts 6,700 registered properties for rent in Dublin alone, according to figures published by The Journal.

Dublin City Council’s planning enforcement department is taking action after receiving a number of complaints about the suspected illegal Airbnbs. 

 The homes involved in the complaints are short-term rentals without planning permission.

Most of these are apartments.

Dublin County Council said that the short term rental market has an 'adverse effect' on the housing crisis.