The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed below.
Fáilte Ireland is the body responsible for ensuring that accommodation standards meet visitor needs. It carries out this function under the National Tourist Development Authority Act (2003) by setting the requirements for the various categories of accommodation and through processes for the regular monitoring of the standards in hotels and all other forms of approved accommodation.
The quality & standards responsibilities of Fáilte Ireland cover accommodation legislation, monitoring of product quality and customer relations and in particular the management of appointed sub-contractors for the inspection, registration and approval of various accommodation categories.
If you are looking to provide tourist accommodation services in Ireland, you may obtain further information from the Failte Ireland website in the link below.
Other procedures required
As a tourist accommodation establishment you can now apply for Fáilte Ireland quality assurance online. This can be completed through their dedicated online portal. A member of the team will then contact you to progress your application and arrange an inspection.
Other procedures a provider of tourist accommodation services may have to comply with include the following:
- Planning legislation, fire safety, and local building regulations
- Food legislation
- Health and Safety
The relevant competent authorities dealing with those areas are :
- The Relevant Local Authority, (Planning and Building requirements)
- The Environmental Health Office of the HSE (Operating a Food business)
- and the Health and Safety Authority ( Health and Safety regulations)
Please find relevant links below which provide general information on the procedures required for the areas listed above:
The following competent authorities websites also provide general information relevant to tourist accommodation in Ireland.
Please find contact details for Fáilte Ireland in the link below.