Uninest Renting Flats to Tourists is ‘Concerning’, says Local Green TD

Posted in Governance and administration on August 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Green Party TD for Dublin Central Neasa Hourigan has said that the decision to grant a student accommodation complex in her constituency permission to rent to tourists is ‘somewhat concerning’, and could set a precedent for more permanent changes to the use of such complexes …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 12 August]

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Uninest to Rent 571 Student Beds to Tourists for 2021/22 Academic Year

Posted in Governance and administration on August 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Some 571 private student flats in Dublin 7 are to be converted into tourist accommodation for the upcoming academic year, the Business Post has reported. Uninest, the accommodation provider, has said that it did not anticipate its international student market recovering in time for the coming academic year …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 6 August]

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Calling Uninest accommodations ‘luxurious’ is not helping the housing crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Living in premium student accommodation is not above the crisis, but more expensive than necessary for access to basic housing. Please stop calling Kavanagh court and similar housing options ‘luxury’. The term does not help yourself or the students who are struggling in the current housing crisis …” (more)

[Germano Girardelli, Trinity News, 27 October]

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‘We want compensation’ – students who paid €12k for accommodation forced to endure months of construction work

Posted in Legal issues on April 9th, 2018 by steve

“Students who paid up to €12,000 to live at a new residence in Dublin city were forced to endure months of construction work and are demanding that they receive ‘adequate compensation’. Independent.ie met with a number of aggrieved students living at the New Mill residence in The Liberties …” (more)

[Amy Molloy, Independent, 8 April]

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