Housing, Europe and AirBnB

A while back, Irish and other news outlets reported that Irish efforts to tackle the housing crisis by restricting short-lets such as AIrBnB ran into an EU roadblock.

You can read a typical report on the story here.

So I decided to send a request to the EU Commission under the Aarhus convention access to environmental information regulations requesting “copies of communications between the European Commission and the Irish government in the last year since 1 January 2022 regarding public housing and the regulation of short-lets such as AirBnB.”

The documents are here for you to access them via Dropbox. Some personal data (names of officials) has been redacted.


By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.