Saturday 24 February 2018

'I'm in limbo until I find a place to live'

John Healy
John Healy

Kathy Armstrong

John Healy, from Cratloe in Co Clare, has secured a place in Law and Accounting in UL, but he said that he feels like he's in "limbo" until he finds somewhere to live.

John (18) said he was hoping to attend UCD and had been looking for somewhere to live in Dublin, but now his focus has switched.

"I'm trying all the websites and Facebook pages, but there's so little places available and the ones that are there are so expensive," he said.

"Digs are an option, but I'm not too keen because I like my independence.

"I have orientation next week and lectures start the week after so the pressure is definitely on."

John said he is going to consider commuting if he doesn't find anything in time, but admits that the uncertainty of the situation is stressful.

"I feel like I'm in limbo at the moment, there is definitely a fear of the unknown about where you'll end up living but hopefully that will subside once I find somewhere," he said.

"First you had to worry about the Leaving Cert, then you get your results, find out your course and now this is just another thing to deal with."

Irish Independent

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