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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Student Accommodation

Last month
January 2023
# digs
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
2022
# Third Level
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.
# Student Accommodation
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.
Voices
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.
# Housing
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.
# Housing
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 College
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.
# Ukraine
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
# Student Units
Council planners recommend refusal for contentious Dún Laoghaire student accommodation
A decision is due on the application by An Bord Pleanála in January.
# Student Accommodation
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
# accommodation crisis
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.
# dismissive comments
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.”
# no keys no degrees
'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.
# Leaders' Questions
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.
# Goatstown
Green light for €160m student accommodation in south Dublin despite political support for locals' concerns
The site is 850 metres from UCD.
# Colleges
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.
# Galway
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.
# student housing
No fall in student rent prices over the past year, report says
The latest Daft.ie report shows rents have remained largely unchanged across the country for students.
# College
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.
# coronavirus era
'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.
# Student Accommodation
UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin is to meet with some colleges over rent increases.
# taking liberties
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.
# Ardee Point
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.
# Education
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%).
# Student Accommodation
Students should be 'vigilant' in the search for accommodation, student unions warn
Thousands of students are now on the hunt for accommodation.
# rialto cinema
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.
# student housing
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.
# Student Accommodation
'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.
# Dublin
80% surveyed in student accommodation in Dublin city are international students paying average €250 a week rent
A new report commissioned by DCC looks into student accommodation in the capital.
# 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
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.
# Renting
'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.
# Student Accommodation
Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief
Rosalind Carroll said student should contact the RTB with cases.
# Student Accommodation
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents
The issue of spiralling rents in student accommodation has been at the forefront of the political debate in recent months.
# Student Accommodation
A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes
The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.
# 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.
# Student Accommodation
DCU president calls for government intervention as student complex hikes rents by 27%
A group of students staged the protest last night in response to the hikes.
# mill street
Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work
A number of students have complained about loud construction work ongoing since October.
# The Liberties
Fears The Liberties will become 'another Temple Bar' as latest student accommodation gets planning approval
Concerns have been raised at the pace of change in one of Dublin’s oldest areas.
# 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.
# Housing Crisis
Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI
Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.