NUIG Students’ Union hits out at the university over rent cost

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The NUI Galway students Union has hit out at the university over its decision to increase rent for on campus student accommodation. NUIG, DCU and UCD are all increasing the cost of their on campus accommodation by 4% – the maximum allowed by law …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 14 February]

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NUIG Hikes Rents by 4%, Following Lead of UCD and DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has become the latest university to announce plans to increase on-campus rent prices by 4% for the next academic year, bringing the monthly cost of a single room to €750 …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 14 February]

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Students ‘outraged’ as universities blame rent increases on refurbishment and upgrades

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Universities that are raising rents for on-campus accommodation have said the rises are due to the refurbishment and upgrade of their student residencies. In a statement, DCU said it has an ‘ongoing refurbishment investment programme’ in its student residences …” (more)

[, 14 February]

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TCDSU plan direct action to oppose rent increases

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have tonight established working groups to work towards opposing proposed rent increase of 4% to all College operated accommodation, due to be considered by Trinity’s finance committee …” (more)

[Finn Purdy and Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 12 February]

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DCU campus accommodation rent set to increase next year

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“DCU campus accommodation is set to increase the cost of rent by 4% for the academic year 2020/2021. According to DCU Chief Operations Officer, Declan Raferty: ‘The pricing structure for DCU’s students residences is reviewed annually and for the next academic year… the prices will be increased by 4% …'” (more)

[Áine O’Boyle and Róisín Phelan, The College View, 12 February]

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Campus Rents Rocket: UCD to Increase Cost of On-Campus Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s on-campus accommodation will increase by 4% year on year for the next three years. A premium of €1,000 on average will also be charged to the 1,000 newly built student bedrooms. This news was announced on February 5th by UCD Students’ Union …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 12 February]

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Facing a Complacent College, Students Must Fight Rent Hikes Tooth and Nail

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“If it’s probably fair to say that Trinity’s top officials haven’t exactly placed students front and centre over the years, then there is an extent to which College has recognised the power of students in recent times, and dialled back – slightly – its antagonism …” (more)

[University Times, 10 February]

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Campus Accommodation Prices Could Increase by 4%

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Rent prices for on-campus accommodation in Trinity could be increased by 4%, The University Times has learned. A document from the agenda of Trinity’s Finance Committee, obtained by The University Times, shows that a paper will go to the committee’s next meeting in February ‘seeking a 4% increase in all staff and student rates’ …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 6 February]

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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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