Airbnb has accused Daft.ie of using “inaccurate” data and creating “misleading assumptions” after research appeared to indicate that more properties in Dublin were available for tourist lettings than for those in need of long-term housing. An Airbnb spokesperson said: “This report uses inaccurate scraped data to make misleading assumptions about our community. “It is clear that the vast majority of entire home listings rented on Airbnb do not get close to that tipping point,” it said. The 550 properties that were booked for more than 160 nights on Airbnb in 2016 represent just 0.10287% of all housing units in Dublin. Since then, the group has looked at proposals for an appropriate regulatory approach for short-term tourism-related lettings and possible amendments to legislation.
Source: Irish Examiner May 16, 2018 23:03 UTC