Campaign urges return to 'student digs' to combat accommodation shortage

Campaign urges return to 'student digs' to combat accommodation shortage

Dublin residents are being encouraged to rent out their spare rooms as student digs in an effort to tackle Dublin's accommodation crisis.

A new campaign by UCD and Trinity Students' Union, along with Daft.ie, is highlighting the fact that landlords who rent out a room can earn up to €12,000 a year, tax free.

TCD Students' Union President Kieran McNulty says it can be a positive experience for both landlord and tenant.

"Accommodation is quite restricted in Dublin, there's a lot of scrambling for beds, and it's really just about saying: 'Look, if you have a spare room, there's students here who would be more than happy to take them', and we've seen really positive experiences in the past," he said.


More in this Section

McHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra supportMcHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra support

Report highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusersReport highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusers

Crunch government formation talks to continue over weekendCrunch government formation talks to continue over weekend

Independent TDs may hold the key to government formationIndependent TDs may hold the key to government formation


Lifestyle

Rower Philip Doyle believes there is no gain without pain when it comes to training. “You have to break a body down to build it up,” says the 27-year-old matter of factly.Irish rower Philip Doyle: 'You have to break a body down to built it up'

The bohemian brio of kaftans seems a tad exotic for socially distanced coffee mornings or close-to-home staycations. Perhaps that’s their charm.Trend of the Week: Cool Kaftans - Breezy dressing redefined

Eve Kelliher consults a Munster designer to find out what our future residences, offices and businesses will look likeHow pandemic life is transforming homes and workplaces

Nidge and co return for a repeat of a series that gripped the nation over its five seasons.Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate returns while Springwatch looks at rewilding

More From The Irish Examiner