Minister welcomes student accommodation report

first_img TAGSeducationEducation Minister Jan O’Sullivan Minister Jan O’SullivanEDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has welcomed the publication of a report on student accommodation, which shows that demand outstrips supply in certain areas and will continue to do so in the coming years.She said: “There have been clear concerns over recent times regarding the availability of accommodation for students in certain areas, and that’s why I asked the Higher Education Authority to report on this issue.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report contains 13 recommendations, which include capital financing, tax considerations and planning issues, as well as support for the rent-a-room scheme.The Minister added that she will immediately establish a steering group to oversee the work required, and will award a grant of €30,000, which will be provided to the Union of Students’ in Ireland to progress short-term solutions for students in need of accommodation.Minister O’Sullivan also said that, in the longer term, the Government is committed to addressing the housing shortage through the Construction 2020 strategy.” Facebook WhatsApp NewsMinister welcomes student accommodation reportBy John Keogh – September 4, 2015 654 Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Email Twittercenter_img Linkedin Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Print Previous articleBig turnout for Cliona’s Foundation cycleNext articleLimerick companies urged to sleep out for homeless people John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Advertisementlast_img read more