UCD Students Union says it doesn't want an apology from Owen Keegan, it wants rid of him.
It's after the CEO of Dublin City Council suggested students should build their own apartments if they believed massive profits were being made.
Students are protesting outside the authority's city centre offices, calling for a ban on student housing being used by tourists.
Sincere thanks to @DCUSU @tcdsu @TUD_SU @IADTSU @NCADSU for coming together on this. The scale of the student accommodation crisis is massive, the response needs to match.
Bígí linn amárach💪 https://t.co/1M7PvjlxUc
— UCD Students' Union (@UCDSU) October 12, 2021
SU President Ruairi Power says the support they've received has been welcome, but says Mr. Keegan needs to resign.
Solidarity with the students & Students' Unions protesting today against the lack of respect students are faced with when dealing with student accommodation issues ✊
Students & student representatives deserve better than being belittled on issues that affect our lives & futures
— Union of Students in Ireland (@TheUSI) October 13, 2021
Students are falling behind on their classwork and losing sleep over long commutes to college.
Reporting by Tom Douglas