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Housing Special: We hear about the plight of students in the current crisis

Housing Special: We hear about the plight of students in the current crisis Housing Special: We hear about the plight of students in the current crisis
Mary O'Neill

There are many facets of life in which the current chronic housing crisis is having an impact – and student life is one of them.

With students studying remotely last year, many landlords made the switch to longer-term tenants, with the result that the student accommodation crisis is at its worst in many, many years.

How does Waterford fare when it comes to student accommodation?

Here in Waterford, it’s estimated up to 1 in 10 WIT students are either commuting long distances, ‘couch surfing’ with friends – OR paying for hotel or B&B accommodation.

Deise Today's  Jennifer Long spoke to Lisa from Wexford outside the Travelodge on the Cork Road yesterday. She also spoke to Rachel McCartney from WITSU.

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You can hear Jennifer's feature by clicking on the podcast link on this page. To hear more from our Housing Special series on WLR, click here. 

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