Oxfam says Ireland a tax haven, and enforcement actions against Airbnb in Dublin

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Airbnb visitors to Temple Bar area of Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Airbnb visitors to Temple Bar area of Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

 

Ireland is one of four EU states that would be blacklisted as a tax haven if the EU applied its own criteria to member states, the charity Oxfam has said. Dominic Coyle reports

Dublin City Council is cracking down on short-term Airbnb-type lettings in the city, as it steps up enforcement activity on landlords targeting the tourism market without appropriate planning permission. About 100 apartment owners are under investigation. Fiona Reddan has all the details

In her weekly marketing column, Laura Slattery looks at this year’s Christmas ads and is distinctly underwhelmed.