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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Accomodation

Last year
'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
Michelle Murray outlines how her husband Charles is living in a nursing home nearly two years after being discharged from hospital due to unsuitable housing.
All time
# Galway
Case filed against student accommodation provider that plans to increase rent by 18%
NUI Students Union said, “NUI Galway can’t become an elitist university only accessible to those who can afford ever rising rent.”
# Renting
Poll: Should landlords face fines up to €1 million for breaching health and safety regulations?
An RTÉ Investigates documentary found dangerously overcrowded accommodation in sub-standard buildings in Dublin.
# college digs
Dublin is getting 571 new student bedrooms
An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the development.
# under 5s
Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare
The scheme will offer 25 hours of free childcare from next month.
# Expenses
'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses
Zappone said the route she uses is the fastest and most efficient in terms of saving time.
# Refugees
Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees
The website operates pretty much like Airbnb. People, called “heroes”, offer up spare rooms in their homes for refugees to temporarily stay in.
# Housing
One Coalition party isn't keen on letting bedsits back onto the market
Tánaiste Joan Burton had previously suggested the ban could be examined.
# movin' on down
7 of the most bizarre Irish rentals spotted online
We’ll stay where we are, but thanks.
# no flying the nest
Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad
The DIT Cost of Living Guide says student living costs are over €8,000.
# Your Say
Poll: How old is too old to still live with your parents?
Research today said rising rents could force people to stay living at home longer. At what age should a person fly the nest?
# still climbing
Average rent for a Dublin apartment is €1,070 - outside capital it's €630
Despite the continued growth in Dublin rents, they are still 15.5 per cent lower than their boom peak.
# Asylum Seekers
Lack of information on asylum-seeker deaths 'shambolic'
The agency responsible for providing direct provision accommodation does not have access to death certificates on any of the 53 people who died in the last ten years, according to Minister Alan Shatter.
# international students
Griffith College will write off your fees if you host an international student
Families who agree to take on a student for the full year – 52 weeks – will have their fees completely set aside, while those who take in a student for 40 weeks will have their fees reduced to €1000.
# Hotels
Hotels in Dublin made €10,000 in profit per room last year
Sales levels are slowly getting back to peak levels but Dublin is significantly outpacing the rest of the country.
# airbnb
Is Airbnb planning to set up shop in Ireland?
The company has decided to change its international strategy and is looking at establishing a European hub.
# Jobswatch
The Marker Hotel launches recruitment for 180 staff
Positions are available in a number of areas with roles for food and drink servers, bartenders, chefs and spa therapists.
# Rent
Residential rents could rise by as much as 7 per cent by 2014
Property experts have said families and couples choosing to rent instead of buying has increased dramatically.
# Housing
Housing Minister gives green light to 800 new social and voluntary houses
Approximately €100 million will be spent on housing units between now and 2014 including €35 million for the voluntary housing sector.
# Landlords
Landlords who wrongly keep deposits will face fines
Landlords could face fines if they withhold tenant’s deposits, the Minister for Housing has said.