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UCD Students Union Hits Out At Comments By Head Of DCC

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

05:14 11 Oct 2021


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Comments by the head of Dublin City Council about student accommodation have been described as "dismissive and sarcastic" by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris.

UCD students union contacted Owen Keegan to voice frustration at permission for use being converted to short term letting.

They say students need the beds, amid a supply crisis.

The president of the students union says prioritising the profit margins of private purpose-built student accommodation is "shameful".

In response, Owen Keegan said the student union should enter the housing market if they believe excessive profits are being made.

Student Union president Ruairi Power says it's disappointing:

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