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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Accommodation

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# Student Accommodation
There are supposed to be rent limits in Dublin, so why can student accommodation providers hike rents by 27% a year?
There have been calls to increase protections for students living in the sector.
# to trinity and beyond
Trinity heads for another south Dublin showdown as it plans 300 more student beds
The college has run into several planning disputes with Dartry residents over student housing.
# housing committee
'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation
Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.
# Money Money Money
One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems
Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.
# Homelessness
Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel
Last week it emerged that 14 homeless families who had been staying at the Gresham in Dublin city centre had been told they had to leave by the end of the month.
# Accommodation
Irish aparthotel company Staycity planning tenfold expansion in Dublin by 2021
Staycity expects to have 1,500 apartments operating in Dublin by 2021.
# rental crisis
We need fines of €1 million for 'unscrupulous' landlords, says senior Dublin City Council official
An RTÉ investigation last night showed widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.
# demand and supply
People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals
Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.
# On the up
Property prices are rising at the fastest pace in three years as supply hits a 'critical low'
There were only 3,900 housing units advertised for sale in Dublin during July.
# Facebook Live
Got questions or stories about looking for student accommodation? We want to hear from you
We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear your stories and your questions.
# academic problems
Irish students are super-confident of landing a job. Finding somewhere to live is another matter
Irish third level students are far more confident of finding a job than during the recession, but the pressure to find accommodation is giving many sleepless nights.
# Student Accommodation
'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live
With the first round of CAO results out today, students across the country will be scrambling to find a place to live.
# Integration
Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year
The rise in spend by the RIA came against the background of the numbers accommodated by the agency last year decreasing from 4,696 to 4,425 at year end.
# Startups
Hostelworld founder Ray Nolan: 'This is my first real job in six or seven years'
The Irish entrepreneur and investor is adjusting back into CEO life at XSellco.
# westwood hotel
A four-star Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodation
The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle has been sold – but it will stay open until next year.
# Emergency Accommodation
Anti-social behaviour and verbal abuse among complaints over homeless guests in emergency accommodation
New documents reveal complaints by accommodation providers to homeless services in Dublin.
# Warm bed for Christmas
A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas
Cairdeas Homeless Action Group is offering to pay for homeless people to stay in B&Bs.
# Rising rent
Rise in the cost of on-campus accommodation sparks calls for locals to offer spare rooms
The cost of on-campus accommodation at University College Cork has risen by an average of 2.5%.
Voices
Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation
Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.
Voices
Student accommodation nightmares: 'I couldn't even stand up straight in my room'
As the academic year comes to a close, one student tells of her experiences of trying to find somewhere to live
# Dublin
Former residents occupy homeless hostel in protest over its closure
Gardaí are currently inside the hostel speaking with the protesters – who say that they plan to occupy the building overnight.
# Cuan Alainn
New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'
The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.
# stay in my gaff
Irish hosts are making very nice pocket money from Airbnb
330,000 guests have used Airbnb to visit Ireland in the past year.
# renting for life
Given up on owning your own home? Most people have
Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.
# Liveline
Man living rough in grounds of RTÉ calls into Joe Duffy
Joseph had been sleeping at the broadcaster’s Donnybrook headquarters for the past two weeks.
# On the rise
Rent a flat in Dublin? Monthly payments have shot up by over a hundred quid
Dublin rents now are just 3.5 per cent lower than their highest point.
# Staycation
Ireland is the cheapest country in Europe for holiday rentals right now
A one week stay for four adults will set you back on average €484 if you are booking for the high season.
# Watch Out
Elaborate stories and 'too good to be true' ads: how scammers target students
Students moving to Ireland for the first time have been warned to watch out for fake accommodation ads.
# around the country
What else could I get for... the €725,000 pricetag on this former hunting lodge in Leitrim
We take a look at what €725,000 would get you around the rest of the country.
# hallowed ground
Good news for All Hallows students - it's being sold to DCU
The former seminary had to shut its doors last year after falling into financial difficulty.
# Room To Grow
Airbnb is about to be worth more than almost any hotel chain in the world
That’s despite the company still losing a fortune each year.
Voices
Student accommodation is an absolute disaster in this country – when will government respond?
On-campus accommodation is snapped up a lightning speed, leaving vulnerable young people at the mercy of the inhospitable private market.
# shovel ready
This week’s vital property news: Are we getting rent control?
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# bedsit ghettos
Almost 85% of Dublin flats fail to meet basic standard in inspection
It has also been found that half of all accommodation inspected is not of an adequate size.
# Too Good to be True
That theoretical two-bedroom flat in the heart of Dublin for €750 a month is probably a scam
While property sites work hard to root out scammers, people should still be extremely vigilant.
# supply and demand
UCD changed its campus accommodation system and some students are NOT happy
New first years will be prioritised when it comes to living on campus.
# silicon docks
Castles for everyone: Airbnb to create 200 jobs in Dublin
The roles will be based in Dublin.
# very rosemantic
From 'cosy' to castles: 9 wonderful Valentine's getaways on Airbnb right now
Two weeks to go, folks. We’ve done most of the hard work for you…
# Asylum Seekers
'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?'
A Sinn Féin Senator wants to know after new figures revealed 16 children died over 12 years.
# Daft
Want to move into this Dublin gaff? You're going to need a college degree
Eh, what?