'Cramped conditions': USI criticises student twin rooms – RTE.ie

The University of Limerick has been criticised for a proposal for on-campus accommodation that includes the provision of twin rooms that were originally single occupancy rooms.

The president of the Union of Students in Ireland has said it is impossible to see how students would live or study in the conditions proposed by UL management.

The University of Limerick has told students entering second and third year that they will only be able to apply for a twin room for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Seán O’Rourke, Lorna Fitzpatrick said a second bed is being added into what was originally a single occupancy room.

She added that the university accommodation is assigned according to a lottery-based system, so students may not know the person they could be sharing a room with.

“The phrase ‘you couldn’t swing a cat in the room’ doesn’t even cover it. There is a

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