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Counter Culture / October 27, 2020

Student accommodation to become available for short term workers and tourists

Accommodation at Uninest New Mill & Tannery via libertiesdublin.ie
Counter Culture / October 27, 2020

Student accommodation to become available for short term workers and tourists

Words: Dylan Murphy

Various accommodations will become available across Dublin for the academic year.

Dublin City Council has granted permission for 1600 student beds in the capital to be converted into accommodation for tourists or short-term workers.

According to The Irish Times five purpose-built student developments will be opened up for other uses for the current academic year. The accommodation has been approved until May 31 and people accessing the accommodation will be restricted to a two-month stay.

However, Labour Senator Maire Sherlock said the decision set a “dangerous precedent for co-living by the back door”.

Though students will continue to stay at the off-campus accommodation they will be separated from other short term renters.