Minister for housing says “Students are political force”

On the morning of the 11th of April, the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy presented amendments to the Residential Tenancies Bill, which writes into law that students in PBSA will no longer see hikes of above 4% year on year Students will fully be able to avail of RTB protections, starting in July.

It has been clarified that college owned accommodation would also be covered in the legislation.

USI welcome the legislation, however note with caution that rents have already reached unaffordable heights with most new builds coming into the market at €230+ per week.

We will continue to fight on this issue