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22/10/2021

Students to protest accommodation crisis outside Dáil today

Students to protest accommodation crisis  outside Dáil today

Students to protest accommodation crisis outside Dáil today

The Union of Students Ireland (USI) are due to protest outside the Dáil today to demand action on the student accommodation crisis. 

A demonstration will take place from noon and will conclude after a sleep-out overnight to raise awareness for their demands. 

According to the USI, the demands include funding for purpose-built student accommodation, rent controls, action to retain student beds, and a freeze on course places without increase in living spaces. 

They stated on their Twitter page that their calls have received "no response from government" and that "many students [are] deferring, dropping out or sofa surfing". 

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