Donegal County Council carried out zero investigations into planning permissions for Airbnb properties in Donegal last year, according to new a report.
The Irish Independent has today revealed that Donegal is one of 11 local authorities across the country that took no action to ensure Airbnb owners are operating in line with the rules.
An annual cap of 90 days applies for the renting out of a home on letting websites such as Airbnb without planning permission.
An analysis by Labour Party senator Rebecca Moynihan in March revealed that Donegal had more than 300 properties listed on Airbnb (the maximum number in a list), but just 19 rental properties available on Daft.ie.
“In the middle of a housing crisis, in every single county except for Dublin we have more houses for tourism than we do for rent,” Senator Moynihan said.
“We need long-term homes for people in these areas, and we should be enforcing the rules that are there.”