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Kerry students commuting for hours due to lack of accommodation

Sep 22, 2021 13:09 By radiokerrynews
Kerry students commuting for hours due to lack of accommodation Kerry students commuting for hours due to lack of accommodation
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Kerry students are being forced to commute for hours every day to the Cork campus of the Munster Technological University due to a lack of accommodation.

That’s according to Solidarity TD Mick Barry who told the Dáil that some students are travelling up to five hours a day due to the scarcity of housing in the city.

He said students will be protesting outside Leinster House next week to highlight the issue:

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Deputy Mick Barry also told the Dáil some landlords are undermining new legislation by offering students a choice between an annual payment and monthly instalments but the monthly option works out more expensive.

He claimed this is widespread.

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Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Niall Collins said he isn’t aware of the practice but will look into it:

Junior Minister Niall Collins is also encouraging people to consider renting rooms in their homes to students.

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The Fianna Fáil TD says although not a solution it may help address the shortage of student accommodation currently being experienced:

 

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