A terrible state o’ chassis

With Dublin’s traditional commuter towns of Ashbourne and Greystones recently being declared “pressure zones” due to an increase in rents across the board, student accommodation is increasingly difficult to find for students on a tight budget. The most affected are those who rely on the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant to cover their fees […]

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 […]

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, […]

296 bed student accommodation to be constructed for 2018

A €43 million contract for the development of a 296 bed student residence was signed earlier today by BAM Ireland and Global Student Accommodation (GSA), and is expected to be completed by September 2018.   The residence, Uninest Mill II, will be located in Merchants Quay alongside another 400 bed student residence constructed by GSA. […]

The USI’s plan to tackle rent crisis

As part of their campaign for Homes-For-Study the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) recently wrote a submission to the Public Consultation outlining their strategy to combat the ongoing problems in the student private rental market. The USI have been a long advocate of affordable student accommodation in Ireland and with this submission, the union […]

Ireland’s student accomodation

     The enormous increase in the number of students in third level education over the past several decades and the rapid population growth in Irish cities have created a situation where there is fierce competition for space to live in Dublin and in other cities that host third level educational institutions throughout the country. […]

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.

College to build 2,000 student residences

Windmill Lane and Sir John Rogerson’s Quay have been named as possible sites for the accommodation.

Campus residents locked out in administrative blunder

Despite allegations of non-payment of rent, correct legal procedures appear not to have been followed.

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