National News

Plans for 400 build-to-rent units in Dublin

April 3, 2019

Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital (FREC) is looking to introduce 400 new build-to-rent units to the rental market, a source familiar to the company’s plans has said.

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What’s happened since Shanowen Shakedown?

March 20, 2019

Almost a year on from the ‘Shanowen Shakedown’ campaign, legislation has not been implemented to put Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) under the 4 per cent rent caps that Rent Pressure Zones are subject to. 

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DCU students protest rental increases in Shanowen

March 29, 2018

DCU students protested rental increases of over 20 per cent in purpose-built student accommodation around the Glasnevin area. Shanowen Square increased their prices by 27 per cent for the 2018/2019 academic year while Shanowen Halls

Opinion

The crisis in student accommodation continues

October 18, 2017

This applies to the accommodation in the DCU St. Patrick’s campus in particular. The annual rent for a bedroom on St Patrick’s College campus is €5,238 per year, which is paid in two installments. However many students have claimed that despite the rise in price of accommodation there is no improvements in living conditions in the facility.

DCU News

Postgrads dissatisfied with accommodation changes

September 27, 2017

Postgraduate students are unhappy with the increase in rent and change in lease length that occurred over the summer, according to Student’s Union postgraduate officer, Allan Stevenson.

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National News

Double digit rent increases continue in Dublin

September 27, 2017

The cost of renting nationally is 11.8 percent higher than this time last year, and rents in Dublin have risen an average of 12.3 percent annually according to a report released by Daft.ie. This is the

Students' Union

Podge Henry SU Spread

September 27, 2017

Helping with the vast numbers of students seeking accommodation has been his “most stressful time by far” according to New VP for Welfare and Equality Podge Henry.

News Features

Cost of campus accommodation hits the roof

September 28, 2016

Students lining the pathways, queues for the delicatessen in Spar and the endless cups of caffeine. The smell of new books, the vibrancy of new stationary, the heavy backpacks slumped on the shoulders of hungover