Minister gets approval for student accommodation project

Ireland’s Minister for Further and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for a major student accommodation project at Dublin City University, writes Mícheál Lehane for RTE.

The government allocated up to £41 million (US$48.5 million) to support the first phase of the building, which will provide 405 new beds. About one third of the accommodation will be ringfenced for students from a disadvantaged area who will be charged a reduced rent. Harris also confirmed that work is ongoing with University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork on similar projects.

The Cabinet heard that the policy will help more students access accommodation and relieve some of the pressures in the housing market. Similar Government support was provided in November for University of Limerick, University of Galway and Maynooth University.
Full report on the RTE site