Call for third level students to be refunded accommodation costs – Connaught Telegraph

Students who have paid up front for accommodation they cannot now access because of COVID-19 need to be refunded, according to Mayo Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway-Walsh.  

She elaborated: “Over the past couple of weeks I have been contacted by many students across Mayo who have paid rent for accommodation, including gas and electricity, who now find they have paid for something they are denied. 

“Many of these students have lost their part-time jobs and in many cases their parents have lost their jobs too. They need this money.    

“It is imperative that all student accommodation providers, both public and private, should provide these students and their families with refunds. 

“We need a uniform approach to be adopted by providers in terms of granting refunds to students who left accommodation

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