Archive for accommodation

Top hotel may be used to house students

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“The owners of the Corrib Great Southern Hotel in Galway have applied to have the site used as student accommodation three years after its closure. The hotel, on the old Dublin Road, will now be used for higher-educational purposes and research ventures …” (more)

[Jennifer Bray, Tribune, 31 October]

The Rights of Student Tenants in Ireland

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“As many of us will know from our own time as students, being a student tenant is often a precarious position to be in. It is not unheard of for landlords to take advantage of student tenants including by providing sub-standard accommodation, refusing to provide a written lease, and threatening ejectment from the property on slender materials …” (more)

[Fiona de Londras, Human Rights in Ireland, 20 October]

Students will reap benefits of 30% drop in rents

Posted in Life with tags on 19 August 2010 by Steve

“This year’s crop of college-bound students will have the benefit of one of the cheapest rental markets in recent history, a new survey reveals …” (more)

[Allison Bray, Independent, 19 August]

Students offered luxury living

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 8 February 2010 by Steve

“It’s a far cry from listening to The Smiths in a Rathmines bedsit. Students, once regarded by landlords as little better than pests, are now living in apartments with swimming pools and landscaped gardens as cash-strapped developers look to colleges to fill empty properties. The Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Cork and University College Dublin are among the third-level institutions that have block-booked student accommodation at a discount in luxury developments aimed at professional homeowners …” (more)

[Gabrielle Monaghan, Sunday Times, 7 February]

Time to leave the campus?

Posted in Life with tags , on 30 January 2010 by Steve

“Many many years ago, when I was a student in Dublin in the College-that-cannot-be-named, I spent a year living in university accommodation. I must confess that this was not a life of luxury. I shared what I suppose you might call an apartment with one other student: we had a living room and a kitchen, and each of us had a bedroom …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 30 January]

Are students the answer (for now) to the urban property crisis?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 January 2010 by Steve

“… One interesting emerging trend in this context relates to the short-term strategies pursued by investors and speculators at a time of downturn. Many it seems have turned to students as a temporary source of rental income while they sit out the slump. This is reflected in several emergent trends. A number of property companies now have ‘products’ targeted at the student accommodation market …” (more)

[Michael Punch and Philip Lawton, Ireland after NAMA, 25 January]

UCD hunts developers to build apartments for students – complete with all mod cons

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 November 2009 by Steve

“UCD is appealing to developers to build apartments for student accommodation. University College Dublin has put out to tender for accommodation which is due to be ready by August 2010. It is thought this is the first time the university has put out feelers for new accommodation …” (more)

[Claire Murphy, Herald, 27 November]