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Student Accommodation & Housing Crisis

“Accommodation” – It’s that abominable word that’s on every student’s tongue.  It’s an inconvenience for those who can afford it, and it’s a truly daunting task for those who cannot keep up with the ruthless property market and its high…

UCDSU Switches Tactics on Residences Masterplan

UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) has altered its approach towards UCD’s attempt to build additional on-campus accommodation. The university is pushing ahead with its plan to build over 3,000 rooms as part of its Residences Masterplan. UCD recently paid the maximum…

UCD Res Rent Has No Impact On Occupancy Rates

Continuous price hikes for on-campus accommodation has had no effect on the demand for beds in the UCD Residences. Information obtained by the Tribune has revealed that on-campus accommodation occupancy rates averaged 94% in September 2016, 99.1% in October 2016,…

UCD Turn €10 Million Profit from On-Campus Accommodation Rent

UCD brought in over €18 million in income from student residences in 2015 the Tribune can report. On-campus accommodation costs the college €7.7 million to run and maintain according to financial figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The…

Plans Re-emerge for Ten Story High UCD ‘Gateway Project’ by Stillorgan Entrance

Ambitions for an eight to ten story high ‘Gateway’ building by the Stillorgan entrance have been revived by UCD in the college’s campus development plan for 2016-2026 launched yesterday. The Gateway project was a plan to develop a massive superstructure…

Features

The Search for Somewhere to Live

We had been sceptical from the moment we saw dubious looking flags adorning the windows; the persistent smell of mould and flaking paint didn’t help matters either. But it was the window that was held open by an empty plastic…

Breaking: Montrose Student Living Accommodation Situation Develops.

The College Tribune has tonight been contacted by a spokesperson for Montrose Student Living  in relation to the delays in construction of the property. Contrary to reports published on Sunday last that stated that construction of the property would be…

UCDSU and UCD Residences Announce 12 month Accommodation Review

Earlier this month hundreds of emails from students applying for accommodation were not included in UCD’s accommodation system and emails which were received were not ranked appropriately. A spokesperson for UCD at the time stated that “the system did not…

Student RES planned for Montrose Hotel site

The College Tribune can reveal that plans are in place for a 190 bed student residence on the site of the former Montrose Hotel. In documents submitted to Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council a private company has proposed to…