The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have called on the government to break the barriers to third level education.
Approximately 364 new bed spaces designed for students will be developed in Ballymun and funded by supermarket giant, Lidl.
New student accommodation due to be built in Gillian House on Farranlea Road in Cork has experienced some resistance from local residents, who fear that the development will lead to “student gangs” in the area.
The student accommodation crisis rages on, as the cost of renting in Dublin continues to rise, jumping 12.3 per cent in the past year.
The construction of apartments for over 340 students has been confirmed in Phibsborough as part of the €50 million redevelopment of the 1960s shopping centre.