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# Student Accommodation

Last month
November 2023
Over one in ten international students have been the victim of an accommodation scam in Ireland
Five percent of international students have been offered a room in return for sex.
This year
Government announces €434 million initiative for development of over 2,700 new student beds
The funding arrangement involves a 40-year €200 million loan from the European Investment Bank.
Young people march to demand Government action over accommodation ‘crisis’ facing students
Teaching representatives also joined in the protest event, which concluded with a loud rally within earshot of the Dáil and Government Buildings.
Students block access to Book of Kells in protest against Trinity College rent hike
The college has called the protest “counter-productive”, while some tourists expressed disappointment.
CAO: 60% of courses see fall in point requirements
59% of level 8 applicants for their first choice, and 85% of students got their top three
Students canvass Dubliners to join the rent-a-room scheme in an attempt to increase bed supply
The scheme was criticised by the Union Of Students in Ireland as a “band-aid” to the accommodation shortage.
Landlord letting room by college campus asks students for 20 hours' childminding in lieu of rent
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Minister of Higher Education Simon Harris described the arrangement as ‘very unorthodox’.
Student Accommodation: Landlords join calls for caution and blame 'unfavourable conditions' for scarcity
Three separate warnings have been issued in the last week, as availability of student accommodation continues to dwindle.
Student accommodation dash: Scarce rooms, few protections and potential scams
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
A warning from the CCPC is paired with a severe lack of affordable student accommodation in Ireland’s four largest student towns.
Gardaí have reported a 65% increase in accommodation scams in recent years.
A USI spokesperson described the lack of available accomodation as "absolutely insane".
Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage
'We're outraged, we're frustrated: Students to sleep outside Dáil to highlight accommodation crisis
Student accommodation to house thousands of refugees for second summer
Up to 5,000 empty student beds will be used to accommodate refugees from Ukraine and other countries.
Government to fund 405 beds for disadvantaged students in DCU
The Cabinet has approved €41 million to fund the accommodation.
DAA given green light to buy frequency jamming anti-drone technology for use at Dublin Airport
No primary legislation is required to enable its use at the airport, it is believed.
Housing Minister rules out introducing regulations on people renting out spare rooms
Darragh O’Brien said that additional rules would likely reduce the supply of digs for students.
Last year
Government to part-fund 700 student beds to be let at reduced rates under new plans
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris is proposing partially funding the construction of student accommodation for three colleges.
Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students
The new €500 rental credit was announced as part of Budget 2023.
Student: 'In a country with top universities, it's disgraceful that we have nowhere to live'
Students deserve more than just barely surviving in college, says Mairead Maguire.
Students’ union pleads with homeowners to make spare rooms available this September
The union said some students have been forced to defer their course because they can not find affordable accommodation.
3,000 Ukrainians will have to leave student accommodation by the end of the month
Student beds are being provided by a number of universities as well as private providers.
Trinity get go-ahead for 358 new student beds despite objections from local residents
Criticism of the location of the student accommodation has arisen, with residents saying it goes against the “spirit” of the local area.
Eight sites identified for modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees
Student accommodation will no longer be available for refugees at the end of the summer.
All time
Council planners recommend refusal for contentious Dún Laoghaire student accommodation
A decision is due on the application by An Bord Pleanála in January.
Locals and An Taisce oppose six-storey student housing scheme for Dun Laoghaire
Baker’s Corner pub would be demolished as part of the scheme
Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.
Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was facile. I just didn’t understand the point he was making.”
'We're outraged, we're frustrated: Students to sleep outside Dáil to highlight accommodation crisis
The protest is seeking funding to build further student accommodation and action to retain student beds.
Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation
The Taoiseach said a “close eye” will be kept on colleges and what they charge in for rent.
Green light for €160m student accommodation in south Dublin despite political support for locals' concerns
The site is 850 metres from UCD.
Students isolating in Queen's University Belfast accommodation after Covid-19 outbreak
The outbreak follows the re-opening of the university and the return of students.
NUI Galway to refund students who don't take up places in campus accommodation this year
Students were informed late in August that their time on campus may be limited this year.
No fall in student rent prices over the past year, report says
The latest report shows rents have remained largely unchanged across the country for students.
Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.
'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week
This academic year will be vastly different to previous years for third-level students.
UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin is to meet with some colleges over rent increases.
Green light for 'boutique hotel' style student accommodation in Dublin’s Liberties in spite of locals' concerns
Residents say he increase of transient type accommodation will have a negative impact on the current community in the Liberties.
368-bedroom student apartment block likened to 'boutique hotel' planned for Dublin's Liberties
3,888 student bed-spaces are already planned within 1km of the site.
Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows
Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).
Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn
Thousands of students are now on the hunt for accommodation.
Student accommodation planned for former Rialto Cinema site
The plans state that the original Art Deco facade would be retained, but the rest of the site demolished.
257-bed student housing complex on site of historical bakery in Dublin's north inner city given green light
The complex will be built near two other student developments in the area.
'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties
The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.