Cut the Rent Members to Start Canvassing for Rent Strikes

Posted in Governance and administration on October 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Activists from Trinity’s new Cut the Rent group will begin early next week to canvass students on withholding rent payments as part of a rent strike. The announcement was made tonight at Cut the Rent’s first meeting, which also saw impassioned speeches from students …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 1 October]

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Students Victorious with 4% Rent Caps in PBSA

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“This morning, the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, presented amendments to the Residential Tenancies bill, which writes into law that students in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) will no longer see hikes of above 4% year on year and will fully be able to avail of RTB protections, starting in July …” (more)

[USI, 11 April]

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Cork rent levels ‘unsustainable for families and students’ – Ó Laoghaire

Posted in Governance and administration on August 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that the latest rent report from has proven what many people in Cork have feared; that rents in the city are spiralling out of control and that the situation is becoming unsustainable for many, including families and students …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 23 August]

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Rents rise to pre-crash levels fuelling fears of student crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on August 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“New figures show rents rose nationwide by an average of 3.9% in the second quarter of 2016 — the largest three-month increase in rents since early 2007. The latest quarterly Rental Report by, shows the average monthly rent for the quarter was €1,037 — the highest level on record — with 1,000 fewer properties listed for rent than the same time last year …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 23 August]

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Student rents to rise on all seven university campuses

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“All seven of Ireland’s universities will be charging higher rents for college campus accommodation for the coming academic year, with increases ranging from 2.5% to 9.8% …” (more)

[Niall Flynn, Irish Times, 19 August]

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New scheme aims to protect student rent deposits

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 2nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A campaign to tackle the issue of landlords withholding tenants’ deposits will be launched today by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The USI said almost 60% of renters experience difficulties getting their deposit back …” (more)

[Megan McDermott, Irish Times, 2 August]

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Falling rents help reduce cost of going to college for second year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 5th, 2010 by steve

“Falling rents have contributed to the cost of college dropping for a second year, according to analysis at Dublin Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 5 August]

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