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‘I drive 280km to college every day because I cannot afford to rent near university’

Jamie McMahon drives from Clontibret, Co Monaghan, to Maynooth University five days a week

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Maynooth University student Jamie McMahon spends four hours on the road every day. Photo: David Conachy

Maynooth University student Jamie McMahon spends four hours on the road every day. Photo: David Conachy

Maynooth University student Jamie McMahon spends four hours on the road every day. Photo: David Conachy

A Monaghan man forced to drive 280km every day to college due to the deepening rental crisis has said he is “frustrated and tired”.

Jamie McMahon (23) has driven from Clontibret, near the Northern Ireland border, to Maynooth University five days a week since in-person classes resumed last month.


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