Airbnb has a general reputation of working with authorities to ensure that regulations are honoured and that its hosts are aware of legal obligations and local regulations. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The accommodation letting company Airbnb made Irish headlines this month by agreeing to share information with the Revenue Commissioners. Airbnb hosts(...)

Airbnb staff  offering assistance  outside  special meeting for Airbnb hosts  in Ringsend, Dublin this week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When the rules governing a new tax relief to encourage people to rent out rooms in their homes were being drawn up nearly two decades ago, no one had (...)

Karin O Flanagan: “The legislation around letting a room in your house tax-free up to €12,000 doesn’t specify the length of time the room is rented for.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The announcement this week that online hospitality business Airbnb is passing on details of its hosts to the Revenue Commissioners comes as no surpris(...)

Airbnb is a US company that via its website enables homeowners to rent bedrooms or their properties. It has just given Revenue full details of the ren(...)

The Watermarque Building in Ringsend, Dublin, where Airbnb’s headquarters is located. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times 1:03

About 200 people who rent out properties using the online hospitality company Airbnb attended a meeting last night after it wrote to them informing th(...)

The peer-to-peer holiday rental site contacted users over the weekend telling them it had supplied Revenue with details of income generated by users in the Republic going back to May 1st, 2014. Photograph: Bloomberg 1:03

The taxman has gently reminded more than 4,500 Irish people who rent out properties or bedrooms through the Airbnb website that now would be as good a(...)

Santa in the sun: Christmas on the beach

We are a family of seven living in Bangkok, Argentina, Edinburgh, Dublin and Washington DC. We are trying to get together for Christmas, hopefully (...)

July has officially been deemed a historical washout. The dull grey skies and downpours are driving many towards a sun holiday at any cost. To(...)

The Children’s Hospital Temple Street: has teamed up with a number of high-profile tech companies in the city to launch Techies4TempleStreet. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If you spot large numbers of skinny-jean wearing, iPad-tapping, confused-looking tech executives roaming the streets of Dublin in the coming months, i(...)

Project aims to speed up time spent at airports

Car hire firms aggree higher standards Five major car hire firms have agreed to improve practices following a Europe-wide review by the UK’s Comp(...)