Tourist Levy for Dublin?

Dublin City Council is calling for a new Transient Visitor Tax to be introduced in Dublin. Other European cities such as Rome, Paris, Berlin, and Barcelona have put in place a such a levy, often known as a ‘Tourist Tax’ or ‘Hotel Bed Levy’. Now Edinburgh is pursuing a similar idea. Such levies usually comprise a small fee of €1-2 charged per night of accommodation and are used to fund tourist amenities and mitigate the impact of large visitor numbers on city infrastructure.


Dublin City Council likes the idea. Does your business have a view? Dublin Chamber would particularly welcome views and insights from members in the tourism and hospitality sector. Get in touch at

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