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Accommodation shortages and astronomical rents hit Clare students

CLARE students are facing a desperate search for accommodation this September with rents in Galway described as “astronomically priced”. More than 1,400 Clare students are anxiously waiting to receive their Leaving Certificate exam results on Friday with many hoping to achieve enough points to go on to third level. The city of Galway has long been a popular choice with Clare students, however, according to Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer at NUI Galway Students’ Union those searching for a place to stay are “finding it really, really difficult, basically there is no accommodation and any that is available is astronomically priced.” Meanwhile gardaí are warning there has been an increase of 30% in accommodation fraud in 2022, in comparison with 2019 with those seeking accommodation urged to be wary for potential rental scams. The lack of accommodation in Galway is resulting in students having to commute, defer or even drop out of their course, Imogen tells us. She …

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Students’ Union offers advice on exam results

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union has congratulated all 57,929 students who received their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied results today. Speaking this morning, ISSU President Rob O’Donnell said, “As a Leaving Cert student, I now fully understand the emotions, the stress, the strain and the uncertainty that goes through young people’s minds during this time of year. No matter what way results go, we will survive. It’s important to be proud of your achievements and to not stress over points and the CAO offer rounds. I wish everyone the very best of luck with their results. Thing will always work out in the end and these exams will not define anyone as a person. Celebrate responsibly and best of luck for next year, whatever it may entail.” ISSU deputy president, Joanna Siewierska added, “As a Leaving Cert survivor myself, I completely understand the butterflies and the emotions that you are feeling right now. Take plenty of deep breaths and …

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