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#Student Accommodation

# student-accommodation - Yesterday's News

Government to part-fund 700 student beds to be let at reduced rates under new plans
# Third Level
# Third Level

Government to part-fund 700 student beds to be let at reduced rates under new plans

Updated 13 hours ago 15,529 Views 19 Comments

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris is proposing partially funding the construction of student accommodation for three colleges.

# student-accommodation - Last month October 2022

Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students

Oct 18th 2022, 5:20 PM 14,824 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Student: 'In a country with top universities, it's disgraceful that we have nowhere to live'

Updated Oct 2nd 2022, 11:55 AM 34,597 Views 44 Comments

Students deserve more than just barely surviving in college, says Mairead Maguire.

# student-accommodation - This year 2022

Students’ union pleads with homeowners to make spare rooms available this September
# Housing
# Housing

Students’ union pleads with homeowners to make spare rooms available this September

Aug 22nd 2022, 9:17 AM 37,501 Views 53 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

3,000 Ukrainians will have to leave student accommodation by the end of the month

Aug 7th 2022, 4:19 PM 32,016 Views 31 Comments

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
# Trinity College
# Trinity College

Trinity get go-ahead for 358 new student beds despite objections from local residents

Jul 16th 2022, 8:00 AM 40,051 Views 18 Comments

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
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Eight sites identified for modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 34,772 Views 38 Comments

Student accommodation will no longer be available for refugees at the end of the summer.

# student-accommodation - Last year 2021

Council planners recommend refusal for contentious Dún Laoghaire student accommodation
# Student Units
# Student Units

Council planners recommend refusal for contentious Dún Laoghaire student accommodation

Nov 18th 2021, 8:31 PM 18,356 Views 21 Comments

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
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Locals and An Taisce oppose six-storey student housing scheme for Dun Laoghaire

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:23 PM 24,658 Views 41 Comments

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
# Accommodation Crisis
# Accommodation Crisis

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union

Oct 13th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,970 Views 21 Comments

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
# Dismissive Comments
# Dismissive Comments

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing

Oct 12th 2021, 10:25 PM 54,845 Views 50 Comments

“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
# No Keys No Degrees
# No Keys No Degrees

'We're outraged, we're frustrated: Students to sleep outside Dáil to highlight accommodation crisis

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 5:40 PM 26,669 Views 51 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Sep 15th 2021, 4:24 PM 15,572 Views 29 Comments

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
# Goatstown
# Goatstown

Green light for €160m student accommodation in south Dublin despite political support for locals' concerns

Jun 8th 2021, 6:28 PM 25,366 Views 21 Comments

The site is 850 metres from UCD.

# student-accommodation - All time

Students isolating in Queen's University Belfast accommodation after Covid-19 outbreak
# Colleges
# Colleges

Students isolating in Queen's University Belfast accommodation after Covid-19 outbreak

Sep 29th 2020, 9:17 AM 21,708 Views 19 Comments

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
# Galway
# Galway

NUI Galway to refund students who don't take up places in campus accommodation this year

Sep 24th 2020, 11:41 AM 20,341 Views 2 Comments

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
# Student Housing
# Student Housing

No fall in student rent prices over the past year, report says

Sep 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,856 Views 17 Comments

The latest Daft.ie 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
# College
# College

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister

Aug 31st 2020, 11:06 AM 20,063 Views 43 Comments

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
# Coronavirus Era
# Coronavirus Era

'Unprecedented situation' could see students renting on campus a few days a week

Aug 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 50,382 Views 32 Comments

This academic year will be vastly different to previous years for third-level students.

UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 24,337 Views 49 Comments

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
# Taking Liberties
# Taking Liberties

Green light for 'boutique hotel' style student accommodation in Dublin’s Liberties in spite of locals' concerns

Dec 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,377 Views 26 Comments

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
# Ardee Point
# Ardee Point

368-bedroom student apartment block likened to 'boutique hotel' planned for Dublin's Liberties

Sep 16th 2019, 7:34 PM 36,206 Views 33 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Aug 27th 2019, 10:39 AM 17,849 Views 54 Comments

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
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn

Aug 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 11,253 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of students are now on the hunt for accommodation.

Student accommodation planned for former Rialto Cinema site
# Rialto Cinema
# Rialto Cinema

Student accommodation planned for former Rialto Cinema site

Aug 9th 2019, 6:33 PM 18,473 Views 44 Comments

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
# Student Housing
# Student Housing

257-bed student housing complex on site of historical bakery in Dublin's north inner city given green light

May 25th 2019, 11:00 AM 21,281 Views 23 Comments

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
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties

Apr 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 35,565 Views 45 Comments

The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.

80% surveyed in student accommodation in Dublin city are international students paying average €250 a week rent
# Dublin
# Dublin

80% surveyed in student accommodation in Dublin city are international students paying average €250 a week rent

Apr 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 19,622 Views 10 Comments

A new report commissioned by DCC looks into student accommodation in the capital.

'Most professionals couldn't afford it' - student unions applying rent caps to ads to try and tame the rental crisis monster
# No Room At Any Inn
# No Room At Any Inn

'Most professionals couldn't afford it' - student unions applying rent caps to ads to try and tame the rental crisis monster

Sep 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 31,491 Views 74 Comments

DIT student union has refused to endorse any property it believes is beyond the reach of the average student as the accommodation crisis rages on.

'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
# Renting
# Renting

'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam

Aug 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 15,010 Views 19 Comments

This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.

Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief

Jun 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,222 Views 10 Comments

Rosalind Carroll said student should contact the RTB with cases.

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents

Jun 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,792 Views 38 Comments

The issue of spiralling rents in student accommodation has been at the forefront of the political debate in recent months.

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes

May 3rd 2018, 6:15 AM 10,394 Views 15 Comments

The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.

There are supposed to be rent limits in Dublin, so why can student accommodation providers hike rents by 27% a year?
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

There are supposed to be rent limits in Dublin, so why can student accommodation providers hike rents by 27% a year?

Apr 15th 2018, 9:00 PM 26,935 Views 33 Comments

There have been calls to increase protections for students living in the sector.

DCU president calls for government intervention as student complex hikes rents by 27%
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

DCU president calls for government intervention as student complex hikes rents by 27%

Apr 6th 2018, 10:04 AM 13,645 Views 35 Comments

A group of students staged the protest last night in response to the hikes.

Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work
# Mill Street
# Mill Street

Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work

Mar 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 22,745 Views 31 Comments

A number of students have complained about loud construction work ongoing since October.

Fears The Liberties will become 'another Temple Bar' as latest student accommodation gets planning approval
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

Fears The Liberties will become 'another Temple Bar' as latest student accommodation gets planning approval

Mar 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 31,592 Views 38 Comments

Concerns have been raised at the pace of change in one of Dublin’s oldest areas.

Got questions or stories about looking for student accommodation? We want to hear from you
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

Got questions or stories about looking for student accommodation? We want to hear from you

Aug 27th 2017, 7:00 PM 13,498 Views 14 Comments

We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear your stories and your questions.

Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI

Aug 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 35,312 Views 48 Comments

Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live

Aug 21st 2017, 12:00 AM 22,085 Views 24 Comments

With the first round of CAO results out today, students across the country will be scrambling to find a place to live.

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