Have You Got Your Rent Book?


From left: Jimmy McGovern (USI), Eugene O’Flaherty (NUIG SU Mature Students’ Officer), Megan Reilly (NUIG SU VP/Welfare Officer), Karina Timothy (Threshold), Andrew Forde (NUIG SU VP/Education Officer), Lorcán O’Maoileannaigh (NUIG SU President)

This morning.

Prospect Hill, Galway

Joanna Brophy writes:

With students returning to college this week NUI Galway Students’ Union has launched their free rent book and accommodation guide for students along with an appeal to anyone with a spare room to consider renting it to NUI Galway students.

Under the Rent a Room Scheme you can earn up to €14,000 per annum tax free by renting a

Rooms for rent can be advertised for free on the University’s accommodation website (at link below),

It offers students tips and advice on how to ensure they find accommodation that suits their needs. The guide also offers advice on how to maintain good relationships with your landlord, your housemates and your neighbours.

The guide contains a free 10 page rent book and is available from the Students’ Union Office and website.

In fairness.

Also: student footwear, discuss.

(Student Pad (NUIGalway)

38 thoughts on “Have You Got Your Rent Book?

  1. whatevers

    if you leave milk out, it can go sour. Put it in the refrigerator, or, failing that, a cool wet sack. And put your garbage in a garbage can, people. I can’t stress that enough. Don’t just throw it out the window.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Academical / Occidental / Incomprehensible…

      We used to fight for these rights.
      Never give up.

  2. Shayna

    I’ve a spare bedroom in South Belfast, but I’m guessing it’s a tad far for Galway types?

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Stop Shayna.
      You will NEVER lure me into your sex-dungeon.
      Please stop.

      You sound wealthy. Maybe we can work out a deal or something…

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    Not new – Fás offered a similar scheme in the 1980s to country students studying in Dublin. My house welcomed them in for a few years when the older siblings left. They were well-fed, got a lift in the mornings, a bit of wisdom from my mother and we had great banter in the local – except for one complete weirdo who I hope is not a danger to the society he crawled back into.

    1. Shayna

      It’s certainly a ‘stranger danger’ scenario. I admire how light-hearted you appear from your experience. 14k isn’t really an incentive to house a teenager.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        @Shayna Having never shared a house with blokes, I felt very threatened by one of the Fás guests we housed who detailed an entire plan on a sketch to his room-mate (lovely Mullingar guy)to rape and kill me and my mum and steal the contents of the house. Pffff I thought till I saw the actual sketch. Mullingar guy, was one of those honest gay guys that every girl trusts. I locked myself up in my room every night with the normal handle lock plus I got a Yale fitting and a chain lock that I’d seen in New York movies so you could open about 30cm. I was so afraid. My mum worked mornings and evenings so after school, I was alone with the Fás students from 5-8pm every evening; Mullingar lad and I in my room watching telly, drinking beer and head-the-ball psycho in his room next door planning his attack. I rented the same room to another weirdo ten years on – a girl.

    2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Don’t fall for it Hoops.
      This one is more narcissistic than your average narcissist.

      She;s a bloke.
      She has no testicles

  4. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    @ Hoops…

    You never said what age you were when this happened.
    If you were less than 12yrs old I blame your parents.
    If you were older, shut up.

    Any Fás student living away from home for the first time is going to feel homesick.
    Hours spent alone in a bedroom brings out the worst in people, especially teenagers.

    I’m more concerned about you rooting through their personal stuff, finding what you wanted to find, etc.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      You said they were ALL girls, yeah?

      It’s starting to make sense now.
      It’s still wrong.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        BTW Hoops.

        I still love you.
        I just had to cure your hiccup.
        No hard feelin’s, yah?

        Someone once told me you were a girl.
        I didn’t believe them then but I’m starting to believe them now.

        I’m backing away as I type…

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          @ Brother…
          I thought WE were Brothers.
          I thought I could be subservient to my heart’s content and you would STFU about it.

          Apparently you want to start a fight…yeah?

          Well I’m going to bed.
          I have to get up for work whenever I feel like it.

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I nearly forgot…
            The kids are back at school. Give yourself an extra ten minutes.
            In and out.

            I should’ve said this on Sunday but I haven’t got a calendar.

          2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            Teachers, (Preachers, and especially Priests…)
            Leave those kids alone.

            Some wounds NEVER heal.

          3. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            This is NOT the optimum site to get all sort of ‘political’ an’ t’ing on, is it?

            Allow me to upset them by saying
            ‘There’s room for everyone, you idiot.’

            As an aside, some of you don’t know how funny this site is.
            It cracks me up.

          4. Yeah, Ok

            badatmemes will you PLEASE confine your nonsense to a single comment at a time. Your incoherent rambling is seriously irritating, you’re like that kid at school who’s deliberately annoying because it’s the only attention they get.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Stop messing.
        You’re an old man, aren’t you?

        I’m an old man too.
        We have something in common, maybe.

        (I’m not a bitter, miserable F’er. Don’t get any ideas in that direction. We can still be mates, even if you are ‘challenged’.)

      2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        And regardless of everything and anything… You were on TwenyMajorDotNet. You were the only one who didn’t dump their legacy.

        I cannot fight with you

      3. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        wAIT A MINUTE.
        Wait a minute…

        I keep getting you people mixed up.
        Which one is the Misogynist?*
        Which one is the Closet-Republican?*

        I only read the first line of your stuff.
        I don’t know what’s wrong with you.

        *You can be BOTH

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