Student residence developers set to drive forward Dyke Road project

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Developers of student accommodation are set to drive forward the construction of a new concert hall, library headquarters and multi-storey carpark on the Dyke Road. The Galway City Tribune understands that bed spaces for hundreds of students could be provided on the site – which would be linked to the NUI Galway campus by a pedestrian and cycle bridge …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 28 April]

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DCC’s decision on student units defies any logic

Posted in Governance and administration on April 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A couple of weeks ago, Dublin City Council sent back two planning applications for student accommodation near the new DIT Grangegorman campus in Dublin 7. Combined, the two private developments would have added about 1,000 new purpose-built student units. In justifying its decision, the council made two interesting – ok, baffling – points …” (more)

[Ronan Lyons, Independent, 24 April]

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‘Student apartments would suck the life out of residential areas’, says Cork councillor

Posted in Governance and administration on April 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a spate of student apartments could strangle traditional residential areas of Cork City. The warning comes from Independent councillor Mick Finn after city planners gave conditional planning for a scheme which could accommodate up to 350 students on a site off Magazine Rd. The proposal for almost 50 student apartments near Denroche’s Cross, was cleared despite residents’ and local councillors’ objections …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 14 April]

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‘Stugentrification’: People are concerned about the thousands of student apartments being built in Dublin city

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Tommy Graham has lived in Palmerston Place on the outskirts of Dublin’s north inner city for the past 15 years. As editor of the History Ireland magazine and one of the people behind Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, Graham knows his street and surrounding area well …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 9 April]

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Student beds in Dublin only cater for 13% of students

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The number of student bed spaces in the capital has failed to match the rise in student numbers in Dublin, according to new research from Knight Frank. It says the numbers of full-time students in Dublin has risen by 34% over the past 10 years and that the market for student accommodation is now ‘structurally under-supplied’ …” (more)

[Justin Comiskey, Irish Times, 5 April]

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TCDSU Promises to House On-Campus Students Affected by Luas Disturbance

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has promised to accommodate on-campus students elsewhere who are particularly affected by the ongoing nighttime Luas works outside Trinity, a source of much-complaint from residents …” (more)

[Róisín Power and Dominic McGrath, University Times, 2 April]

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Phase II of Dublin’s New Mill Student Accommodation a go

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A joint venture between Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (‘Harrison Street’) and Global Student Accommodation Group (‘GSA’), has just announced plans to develop phase II of its New Mill student housing project in Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Building Magazine, 30 March]

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Maynooth and Cobh added to 4% rent cap list

Posted in Governance and administration on March 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Maynooth in Co Kildare and Cobh in Co Cork have been added to the growing list of residential areas where rent increases are capped by law. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney said the latest Residential Tenancies Board ‘Rent Index’ identified the towns as ‘Rental Pressure Zones’, where rents were above average and rising rapidly …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 March]

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Council’s ‘Not in my Back Yard’ Stance Over DIT Treats Students as Wind Turbines

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The concerns expressed this week by Dublin City Council regarding two proposed student accommodation developments near the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) Grangegorman campus are disappointing and troubling for students. The council seems less than enthusiastic about two planned developments on Prussia St and the North Circular Road which would house between them almost 1,000 students …” (more)

[University Times, 26 March]

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Revealed: Inside the accommodation where 60 students share four fridges, toilets are blocked and rent increased by 38%

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Students at a Dublin university claim they are living in squalid conditions despite seeing their rent increase by 38% this academic year. An undercover investigation reveals that 60 students are sharing each of four houses at St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra, on Dublin city’s northside …” (more)

[Hayley Halpin, Independent, 25 March]

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Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“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 …” (more)

[Conn de Barra, Trinity News, 23 March]

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Student Accommodation: Private Purpose Built Units

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the disparity between rents being charged in private purpose built student accommodation (details supplied) and the average rent which DIT estimate students currently pay, which is €348 per month; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 March]

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Dublin planners raise concerns over DIT student digs

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City Council has raised ‘serious concerns’ about the potential overconcentration of student accommodation surrounding the new DIT Grangegorman campus. Council planners have sent two major schemes, which would provide housing for almost 1,000 students within a few minutes’ walk of the campus …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 20 March]

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GSA tapping rich vein with its Irish student housing schemes

Posted in Governance and administration on March 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“With an estimated 40,000 third-level students competing for accommodation in Dublin’s private rental sector annually, the potential importance of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) should be obvious to the Government and anyone else with an interest in addressing the capital’s housing crisis …” (more)

[Ronald Quinlan, Independent, 12 March]

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Plan for 400 student beds on track for September

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“International student accommodation company GSA is on target to deliver its latest 400-bed development in Dublin. The €41 million development is the next phase of an agreement between GSA and Chicago-based real estate private equity firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital to invest €250 million in student accommodation in Dublin over the next five years …” (more)

[Colin Gleeson, Irish Times, 10 March]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2017 by steve

IrelandFiona O’Loughlin (Kildare South, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his plans to combat the accommodation crisis for students attending UCD in 2017-18; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 March]

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4,000 Student Rooms On The Way For Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Nearly four thousand student beds will be available to rent here in the city by September 2020. Over half of those will be ready for use over the next 18 months …” (more)

[98FM, 9 March]

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New student accommodation to create 650 jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on March 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The building of a new student accommodation complex in Dublin is set to create 650 new construction jobs. The new student accommodation is already under construction on Brunswick Street, Dublin 7 and is set to be completed in Summer 2018 …” (more)

[Clara Hickey, The College View, 8 March]

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Current supply issues in student accommodation in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“In a recent report published by the Higher Education Authority, it was forecast that the unprecedented growth in higher education participation over recent years is set to continue …” (more)

[Irish Building Magazine, 7 March]

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Go ahead for 47 student accommodation units in city centre

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Galway is to get new student accommodation. An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the student block at Fairgreen Road in the city. CWC Webworks Limited was initially granted planning permission for student accommodation at Fairgreen Road by the city council …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 2 March]

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