Students better behaved

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near UCC have breathed a sigh of relief as students living around the college are behaving better. Locals living along College Road and the surrounding streets told a community forum this week that this year’s Raise And Give (RAG) Week was the best it’s been for them in years, as there was hardly any parties and very little anti-social behaviour to report …” (more)

[Niamh Aine Ryan, Cork Independent, 13 March]

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AIG pays over €46m for Dublin student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“AIG Global Real Estate is ‘investigating the potential’ for making additional investments in Dublin’s student accommodation sector, following its forward purchase for a figure in excess of €46m of Lidl Ireland’s North Quarter scheme in Ballymun …” (more)

[Ronald Quinlan, Independent, 14 March]

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‘Significant Risk’ of Delay to Printing House Square

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“College has raised concerns of a ‘significant risk’ its brand-new purpose-built student accommodation complex, Printing House Square, will not be completed on schedule this July. A delay in construction could mean that the building won’t be able to house students before term starts in September …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 5 March]

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Limerick landlords considering CCTV over student house parties

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Landlords are considering installing CCTV at their properties in Limerick due to a series of ‘destructive house parties’ that took place during Charity Week. Several properties in Castletroy have been left ‘destroyed’, with almost 150 people ‘herded’ out of one house party in College Court during the early hours of last Tuesday morning, it is understood …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 4 March]

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NUIG lodges plans for major student accommodation development at Dangan

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

Ireland“Plans for a major student accommodation development on NUI Galway lands at Dangan, have been lodged with an Bord Pleanala. The plans include the creation of four blocks – ranging from four to eight storeys in heights – comprising of over 670 bed spaces …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM News, 1 March]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2019 by steve

IrelandKathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of higher education student housing units built over the period of 2018 to date in 2019, nationally; the number of student accommodation units built by county; the cost over the same period; the proposed monthly cost to each Irish national student per room for the units; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 February]

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USI condemns delay to tenancies legislation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“On Wednesday 20 February, the Union of Students in Ireland Vice President Michelle Byrne and NUI Galway’s Students’ Union President Megan Reilly spoke in the Oireachtas about the Residential Tenancies (Greater Security of Tenure & Rent Certainty) Bill 2018 …” (more)

[Áine Kenny, Irish Times, 22 February]

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Student landlord fails in ‘women’s prison’ appeal

Posted in Legal issues on February 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Tax Appeals Commission has said it was ‘startling’ to suggest that student accommodation could be likened to the Dochas women’s prison in Dublin. The statement was made in a case where a student accommodation provider failed in an effort to exempt its dwellings from the local property tax …” (more)

[John Mulligan, Independent, 21 February]

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2021 opening date slated for Cork’s largest student apartment development

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The developers of Cork’s largest student accommodation development planned for the Carrigrohane Straight Road said they open to be open in time for the 2021/2022 academic year. Planning permission is already in place since 2017 to build 484 student beds on the former Coca-Cola bottling site in buildings ranging from four to seven storeys …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 18 February]

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Almost 300 more student beds for Grangegorman

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a seven-storey apartment complex for almost 300 students beside the new DIT campus at Grangegorman, Dublin, have been approved by An Bord Pleanála despite concerns about an over-concentration of student housing in the area …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 15 February]

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New €35m student accommodation complex officially opens at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A new 35 million euro student accommodation complex at NUI Galway has officially been opened. Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sean Kyne opened Goldcrest Village at the North Campus of the university …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 8 February]

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NUI Galway Students’ Union condemns extortionate rent increase in Menlo student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“This week, the Menlo Park Apartment complex have announced a rent increase of an extortionate 20%. These privately-owned apartments are located on the Headford Road and accommodate roughly 140 NUI Galway students each year. Rent prices have been steadily increasing year after year, but this year’s increase has seen the price of a single en-suite room rise by €1,390, in comparison to last year’s prices …” (more)

[Sarah Gill, SIN, 5 February]

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Luxury student accommodation at the Point Village rebrands following reports of unfinished apartments and facilities

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A luxury student accommodation complex located at the Point Village in Dublin 1 has rebranded following reports that rooms rented for the 2018/2019 academic year were unfinished when some residents arrived in September. The change was pointed out by President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), Síona Cahill, at a Raise the Roof conference in the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) Conference Centre on Wednesday …” (more)

[Michael Gilna, Trinity News, 31 January]

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Temple Bar residents block plans for student accommodation block

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Temple Bar residents have succeeded in blocking plans for four-storey student accommodation units in Temple Bar. The ruling by An Bord Pleanála upholds an earlier decision by Dublin City Council to refuse planning permission to Ningaloo Dublin Properties Ltd for the development on Exchange Street …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 28 January]

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Plan for 1,400 student spaces amid shortage

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for almost 1,400 new student bed spaces have been submitted since the start of the year as the housing crisis continues to hit those in third-level education seeking accommodation. Like most demographics, the student housing sector is facing a significant shortfall with demand for spaces more intense than ever before. At the time of last year’s CAO offers there were 3,070 properties available nationwide …” (more)

[Michael Cogley, Independent, 27 January]

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Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2019 by steve

IrelandMick Barry (Cork North Central, Solidarity): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of student accommodation units in the planning pipeline; and the number and percentages for both the public and private sectors …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 January]

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Cork Mayor: Student accommodation plan gives ‘two fingers’ to locals

Posted in Governance and administration on January 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Proposals to increase the scale of a student apartment development overlooking the Lough in Cork city has been described as giving ‘two fingers’ to locals by the Lord Mayor of Cork. Cllr Mick Finn has said that plans to build 57 student apartments, including some 419 student beds, on Bandon Road will create an imbalance that will threaten other communities in the area …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 18 January]

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City Council Calls for Provision of Publicly-Funded Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway City Council is to call for the provision of purpose built, publicly funded student accommodation. Councillors unanimously passed a motion at a meeting of the local authority last evening …” (more)

[GBFM News, 15 January]

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Cork now facing a ‘serious shortage’ of beds for college students

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The President of Cork Institute of Technology has warned of a ‘serious shortage’ of student accommodation and the need for better public transport as it bids to grow its student population by 3,000 over the next decade. CIT expects to add at least an extra 3,000 students to its books in the next 10 years …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 10 January]

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Ministers welcome plans to bring forward legislation to provide certainty to families on student accommodation costs

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today (Tuesday, 11 December) welcomed the publication of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 by Minister for Housing, planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD. The Ministers confirmed the intention to outline amendments to the legislation to include rent predictability measures for students living in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) under licence agreements, and in PBSA let by a public authority, for the first time …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 11 December]

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