Trinity students struggle to find accommodation among scams

  As many students resume or begin third-level education courses in the upcoming weeks, the continuous struggle to find adequate accommodation for the academic year has been compounded with reports of accommodation scams.   For the Kershaw family from Cork their daughter, Charlotte, a Senior Sophister student in Dental Science at Trinity College, fell victim to […]

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

SU president: Rent increases will affect student grades

City centre rental costs have risen by more than 15%

New student accommodation website appeals to homeowners

Website aims to help students squeezed out of accommodation market

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Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
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Sarah Larragy
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Daniel Tatlow

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Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
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