Trinity Dental Technology student loses €1,450 in rental scam

  Charlotte Kershaw, a Senior Sophister student in Dental Technology at Trinity, lost €1,450 on rental accommodation advertised through the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Facebook page.    When speaking to Trinity News, Kershaw said: “The girl advertising it was ‘the previous tenant’. She passed on the landlord’s details and we were in contact before the […]

Error in Trinity Hall applications means students asked for incorrect word count

An error in the application form for Trinity Hall advised incoming first year students that the limit for the application was 250 characters. However, the limit was in fact 250 words, or 1800 characters.   Speaking to Trinity News, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Communications and Marketing Officer, Una Harty, stated that the application […]

Rents reach new all-time high while supply of accommodation continues to drop

  Rents have reached an all-time high while the supply of accommodation continues to drop, as students from across the country scramble to find accommodation for the upcoming college year.   A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie has found that rents across Ireland were at an all-time high for the fifth quarter in a […]

From Halls to houses

This past academic year, I was fortunate enough to live in Trinity Hall in Rathmines. This coming autumn I will be living in a house with four of my friends. The biggest differences: rent, electricity, gas, and the oh-so-precious wifi. I am really looking forward to the exciting changes that come with living independently, but […]

Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area.   The larger of the two plans would entail […]

Homeowners could earn up to €12000 Tax-Free in frantic measures to house students

Homeowners have been urged to rent any spare space in their houses in a desperate attempt to house students by the government, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). With today’s release of the CAO offers and term starting in less than a month, desperate moves are being […]

Budget analysis: helping key constituencies the government hopes will support them come election

With historically low voter turnout among under 25s during elections, there simply wasn’t much incentive to tackle the current issues facing students

Soaring rent prices and travel expenses cause student living costs to rise

The average cost of college for Dublin students living away from home will rise next year to €11,838.

Chronicle of a scam nightmare

Elena Lynch stumbles upon several Facebook scammers in her search for the perfect student room.

College employs private company to assist homeless students

James Prendergast looks at the SU’s response to Dublin’s growing accommodation crisis

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