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Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?

Given the scale of the rental crisis being seen in Ireland, USI is requesting that people make their homes available to students.

YESTERDAY WAS LEAVING Cert results day for more than 58,000 Irish students. Now the results are out of the way, the next big landmark date is CAO first-round offers day next Monday 22 August.

But once college places have been offered to new students, a fresh challenge comes into view – the search for student accommodation.

With a rental crisis ongoing, particularly in Dublin, finding reasonably-priced accommodation, be you a student or a full-time worker, is no mean feat in Ireland at present.

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) is taking a proactive approach to the problem in targeting houses and homes close to college campuses with a flyer campaign suggesting that the owners rent a spare room to a student.

But is this something you would be happy to do? Or would you feel uncomfortable sharing your home in such a manner?

We’re asking: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?

Poll Results:

No (8425)
Yes (7034)
I'm not sure (2819)

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