Colleges have lowered the cost of campus accommodation for the first time in decades with students due to spend less time there, the Irish Independent can reveal.
rinity College Dublin is the only university to increase rent costs due to an extra four days on campus as semester one has been extended.
However, Dublin City University (DCU), University College Dublin (UCD), University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Limerick (UL) have all lowered campus rents.
Maynooth University (MU) and National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) did not lower their costs and kept rents the same price for the coming academic year as they were for the 2019/2020 academic year.
None of the Irish universities have ruled out rent hikes for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The university to lower rents by the most has been the University of Limerick, with an eight-bedroom house in Plassey village now costing 8pc less