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Reforming student housing regulations can deliver much-needed development

31st December, 2014

A recent report by estate agent Knight Frank has shown that of the 82,000 higher education students in Dublin, only 10 per cent live in halls of residence or private purpose-built student accommodation. The remainder live at home or are forced to compete with wage earners in Ireland’s under-resourced private rental sector while at university.

Given Ireland’s ongoing housing crisis, it is not surprising that during last Freshers’ Week, the Union of Students of Ireland...

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