by David Raleigh
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A GROUP of local residents has claimed that the University of Limerick’s failure to meet demand for accommodation for its growing student population has contributed to a housing crisis and criminality in off-campus housing estates.
It comes on the back of growing discontent among UL students, some of whom have been forced to pay up to €400 a week to stay in hotels because of the lack of student accommodation.
The residents group, which represents people living in areas where student housing is provided, including College Court, Elm Park, Hazlewood, Milford Grange and Oaklawns, said the current crisis was caused by “years of poor planning by University management”.
This had led to many issues including the rent crisis and commuter problems for incoming students as well as
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