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Trinity College Dublin

This afternoon.

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Bróin released the following statement:

“I have written to the Presidents of University College Dublin, Dublin City University, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Limerick University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork requesting a meeting to discuss plans to increase on-campus student accommodation charges by up to 4% per year.

“Sinn Féin and other opposition parties worked hard to force a change in the legislation to ensure that on-campus student accommodation was included in the rent pressure zone legislation. This made it illegal for on-campus student accommodation providers to increase rents by more than the 4% cap.

“While the universities are adhering to the letter of the law they are not recognising the spirit of the law.

“Rising student accommodation costs are placing a huge financial burden on lower and middle income students and their families.

“Most students cannot afford any more rental increases and should not be priced out of the university of their choice due to accommodation costs.

We need to start a conversation about how on-campus student accommodation is financed and what can be done to lower the costs so that universities can provide affordable, good quality accommodation.

“I am keen to meet the head of these universities as a matter for urgency to ensure that students have access to good quality accommodation.

“I have also written to student union representatives seeking a meeting to discuss their concerns about this latest flurry of rent rises.”

In fairness.


Eoin Ó Broin seeks meeting with Universities on rising student accommodation costs (Sinn Féin)


Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin.

The first public meeting of the new party called RISE led by Paul Murphy TD where they outlined five new policies under a ‘Green New Deal’.

These are: the “right to transport, sustainable agriculture, workers cant pay the price for climate change, introduce a four day week” and “take the power and wealth from the capitalist elite”.



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This afternoon.

Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin 2.

Paul Murphy, who left the Socialist Party last week, at a Press Conference to launch his new political grouping, called RISE.

Via The Irish Examiner:

It stands for ‘radical, internationalist, socialist and environmentalist’, and was formed after a split in the Socialist Party.

Mr Murphy is the group’s only elected official and says he will stay within the Solidarity – People Before Profit banner in the Dáil.

Deputy Murphy acknowledges some people will see it as the left fracturing again.

He said: “I will understand people thinking that, to people who are a distance from the left, these debates may seem a bit obscure, I understand that.”

Paul Murphy Launches new Political Party (Irish Examiner)

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews


Above from left: Dave Murphy; Jessy Ni Cheallaigh, Paul Murphy, Kay Keane and Nicole McCarthy

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

Last week: Splitter!

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Yep, all over.

Related: Bus, rail and Luas fares to rise from weekend (Irish Examiner, October 29, 2014)

Revised cash and Leap fares from December 1 (Dublin Bus)


[A graph, released by the Central Statistics Office this morning, showing the rise in residential property prices in Ireland between March 2013 and March 2014. Click to enlarge]

At a national level, property prices increased by 7.8%.

In Dublin, house prices rose by 14.3%, while the cost of an apartment in Dublin was 16.6% higher in March 2014, than in March 2013.


Residential Property Price Index, March 2014 (CSO)


Rise, the biggest public artwork ever commissioned in Northern Ireland, has won its first international design award. The two large globes on Broadway roundabout in west Belfast have a nickname. Locals refer to them as “the balls on the Falls”. The 37.5 metre high sculpture was the brainchild of Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress. It consists of two large globes cast in silver and white steel.

Rising To The Occasion (BBC)

Video by Stephen O’Kane