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Kilkenny students and parents facing university accommodation crisis as annual rents skyrocket

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By COLIN BARTLEY PARENTS and students in Kilkenny are facing up to increased financial pressure as it’s emerged that on-campus accommodation has risen by up to 11.5% for the coming academic year.
'By COLIN BARTLEY PARENTS and students in Kilkenny are facing up to increased financial pressure as it’s emerged that on-campus accommodation has risen by up to 11.5% for the coming academic year.A survey published in the Irish Independent today revealed the massive hikes in the cost of university owned on-campus accommodation for the 2019-2020 year.This largest hike in cost is at a hall in University College Cork (UCC). Mardyke Hall jumped by 11.5% from €5,493 to €6,068, an increase of €575 year-on-year.While another hall in UCC, University Hall, experienced a larger increase of €629.This increase saw it go from €5,500 to €6,179.Elsewhere, students at the University of Limerick will endure hikes of up to 6.2%, Trinity College Dublin’s accommodation jumped by up to 5.57%. Dublin City University recorded a 4.9% hike, National University of Ireland, Galway increased their on-campus accommodation prices by up to 4.3%, and Maynooth University up to 4.5%. University College Dublin (UCD) also recorded increases, but at a more modest 1.7% – 2.7%. However, UCD accommodation is by far the most expensive in the country with students being asked to pay up to €11,591 per academic year.These increases come as the Government is set to apply new rent caps on purpose-built student accommodation.From next week a rent cap of 4% will be applied to campus accommodation.Earlier this year, KilkennyNow.ie revealed the average cost for a Kilkenny student living away from home for the coming academic year is €12,171 . Already students are being priced out of the private accommodation market, despite the government setting up special rental designation zones.These increases add to the financial burden on Kilkenny families.The survey did not take into account any of the Institute of Technologies or Technical Universities in the country. \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t . The post Kilkenny students and parents facing university accommodation crisis as annual rents skyrocket appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'

Housing Minister visits sites set to deliver 3,000 homes to Kilkenny

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By COLIN BARTLEY HOUSING Minister Eoghan Murphy visited three developments in Kilkenny that could provide more than 3,000 new homes in the city.The minister visited three developments in the city and county as he joined Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the
'By COLIN BARTLEY HOUSING Minister Eoghan Murphy visited three developments in Kilkenny that could provide more than 3,000 new homes in the city.The minister visited three developments in the city and county as he joined Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of the €100 million Abbey Quarter regeneration project this week.Minister Murphy first visited the social housing site at Nuncio Park, where 50 social homes are being built.The first of these houses will be delivered in the coming months.He then visited one of two sites providing 30 social houses in the county.Oaklee housing is building nine bungalows in Moneenroe and 21 apartments in Thomastown.These 30 homes will be allocated to the Kilkenny County Council housing list.Minister Murphy also visited the development works currently underway in the western environs of the city, where it is expected 3,000 houses will be built over the coming years. \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t     . The post Housing Minister visits sites set to deliver 3,000 homes to Kilkenny appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'