Government welcomes financing from Council of Europe Bank for Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD; the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD; and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD have today (Thursday) announced that €75 million of financing has been successfully sourced from the Council of Europe Bank (COEB) for purpose-built Student Accommodation. This is an important plank in the supply expansion being targeted by Government as part of the Rebuilding Ireland initiative and of the National Student Accommodation Strategy …” (more)

[MerrionStreet.ie, 17 June]

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Minister O’Brien and Minister Harris announce new student rental protections

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris TD, have today (9th June 2021) announced new student rental protections. Under the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021 any upfront payment upon the commencement of a tenancy will be restricted to a total value that does not exceed two months’ rent ie a deposit and one month rent in advance …” (more)

[gov.ie, 9 June]

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USI calls for better protection for student renters

Posted in Governance and administration on August 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has invited the Union of Students in Ireland to a meeting to discuss its proposals to strengthen protections for student renters …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 25 August]

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English Language Training Organisations

Posted in Governance and administration on June 19th, 2020 by steve

IrelandDarragh O’Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has published guidelines for the reopening of English language schools following the phased reopening of society; if so, if the guidelines will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 June]

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Refunds On Student Accommodation Must Be Given – O’Brien

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2020 by steve

“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government, Darragh O’Brien has called on third level universities and institutions to offer partial refunds for accommodation to students …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 26 March]

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Institutes of Technology Funding – Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2019 by steve

IrelandDarragh O’Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of steps to establish funding mechanisms for institutes of technology to support the development of their student accommodation capacity …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 November]

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