Thursday, 15 September 2022
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
200. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the regulations surrounding the advertising on a website (details supplied) of stays in campervans parked on public roads; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45268/22]
Under the Tourist Traffic Acts 1939-2016, Fáilte Ireland has specific powers and functions regarding the registration and grading of tourist accommodations. In accordance with the current legislation, certain categories of accommodations (such as hotels and guesthouses) are statutorily obliged to register with Fáilte Ireland and comply with approved regulations, whereas other accommodation segments (such as motor homes / campervans) are not. These regulations mainly relate to the quality of the product and the level of service.
While my Department is working with Fáilte Ireland on updating the legislation for short term and holiday lets to introduce a regulatory registration requirement, neither my Department nor Fáilte Ireland has any direct role in relation to the advertising on a website of stays in campervans parked on public roads.