Group set up to tackle student housing crisis
An inter-departmental working group is being set up to tackle the student housing crisis.
Three Government departments - Education, Environment and Finance - will be represented on the group, as well as the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
It is one of two measures announced by Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan yesterday in response to a HEA report highlighting the need for 25,000 student bed spaces a year to meet the growing demand.
The other is a grant of €30,000 for the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to help it promote its rent a room initiative to deal with the problem in the short-term.