Dublin City Council considering regulation change to avoid “over-concentration” of student accommodation

  Dublin City Council is considering a proposal stating that developers must ensure there is not an “over-concentration” of student accommodation within a 1 km area, a step up from current regulations which state there should not be an over-concentration in a 250 m space.   The proposed variation was based on a request by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trinity joins UCD and Daft.ie in a joint project for student beds

A new housing campaign launching today, will aim to encourage Dublin homeowners to let out spare rooms as digs by advertising the associated tax breaks.   Under Irish law, you can earn up to €14,000 in non-taxable income by letting empty rooms in your primary residence. The arrangement is not an official landlord- tenant agreement, […]

Number of homeless women in Ireland is higher than European average, Trinity researchers find

According to a recent study carried out by Trinity researchers, the number of homeless women in Ireland is far higher than the European average. The research also found that the current homeless figures for women and children are inaccurate due to underreporting.   Nationally, 42% of homeless people are women, while in the Dublin region […]

The government response to the housing crisis

William Foley dissects the most recent statistics to examine the current government’s record and proposals for tackling the housing crisis.

HEA report warns of worsening student housing crisis

Estimate points to a consistent shortage of over 25,000 each year for the next ten years.

Editors





Niamh Lynch
news@trinitynews.ie
Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan