Bad news for UCD students looking for accommodation in Dublin this year 9 months ago

Bad news for UCD students looking for accommodation in Dublin this year

Muckross Residence Halls are no longer an option for UCD students after the Dominican Order that owns the property decided against renewing their lease with the college.

The halls typically provided between 50 and 60 rooms for students of the college each year  — an option that will no longer be available to students who are trying to live in Dublin amidst a rent crisis.

In a report by UCD's student newspaper, the College Tribune, the UCDSU Welfare Office Eoghan Mac Domhnaill said "It's very disappointing to think that beds are being taken off the market in the midst of a national student housing crisis of CAO offers on Monday."

The news comes at a time when thousands of students will soon learn whether or not they're heading to UCD, with just a few weeks to plan accommodation before the start of the academic year.

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A full year of accommodation in the Muckross Residence Halls would have cost a student €8,436 over the course of the academic year — though this includes €2,376 for catering.

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