BY MATT CASSIDY
A 15 per cent rise over the past 12 months in the cost of renting a room for students in Galway has been described as very worrying by the NUI Galway Students’ Union president Pádraic Toomey.
His comments come after a student housing report published by Daft.ie for the second of the year found that the average cost of renting a double bedroom in the city centre is now €524 while a single bedroom is now €459 – representing an increase of 12 per cent and 18 per cent respectively compared to the same time last year.
Outside the city the average cost of renting a double room was found to be €464 and a single room was €417 – a rise of five per cent and 12 per cent respectively compared to 2019 figures.
Mr Toomey said the rise in renting accommodation was a heavy blow
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