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Student rents at NUI Galway to rise by 4 percent

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Rents for student accommodation at NUI Galway will rise by the maximum legal limit of 4 percent this September.

The most expensive accommodation will be a double en-suite room at Goldcrest village – which will set students back over €7,300.

Rent caps were introduced on student accommodation last August to ensure predictability in the sector – in the same manner as the caps introduced in designated rent pressure zones.

According to the Irish Independent, student accommodation at NUI Galway, DCU and UCD are all set to rise this year by the maximum allowed rate of 4 percent.

At NUI Galway, the most expensive option is a double en-suite room at Goldcrest Village, which will set students back €7,317 for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Meanwhile, the cheapest option will be a twin bedroom at Corrib Village, which will cost €4,124.

NUI Galway attributes the rise to increased operating costs and the requirement for significant investment in the upgrade of the 30 year old Corrib Village, which has 764 beds.

The most expensive option nationwide is in brand new accommodation at University College Dublin – where an ensuite bedroom will cost almost €10,200.

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Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughton misses out on bid for Ceann Comhairle post

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Seán Ó Fearghail has been re-elected as Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil.

The Fianna Fáil TD saw off Roscommon/Galway Independent TD Denis Naughten by 130 votes to 28.

Deputy Denis Naughton earlier addressed the Dail in his bid to become Ceann Comhairle stating Ireland needs an effective and questioning parliament.

In the next hour voting will begin to elect a Taoiseach, with no candidate likely to be successful.

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Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughten addresses Dáil in bid to win Ceann Comhairle post

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughton has addressed the Dail in his bid to become Ceann Comhairle stating Ireland needs an effective and questioning parliament.

The Dáil is sitting for the first time since the election with the names of all the TDs now having been read into the record of the house before the Ceann Comhairle is elected.

It’s a straight contest between the outgoing Ceann Comhairle Sean O’ Fearghail and Independent former Minister Denis Naughten.

The secret ballot is now underway.

Addressing the Dáil prior to the vote, Deputy Naughton said it’s becoming increasing more difficult to get straight answers to straight questions in the Dail.

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Eamon O’Cuiv suggests independent person may be needed to progress government formation talks

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Galway West Fianna Fail TD Eamon O’Cuiv has suggested an independent person may have to become involved in government formation talks if there is no end to the political deadlock.

It comes as the Dáil sits for the first time since the election later with no-one likely to be elected Taoiseach.

First the names of all the TDs will be read into the record of the house before the Ceann Comhairle is elected.

It’s a straight contest between the outgoing Ceann Sean O Fearghail and independent former Minister Denis Naughten.

That’ll be done by secret ballot and once completed the nominations for Taoiseach will start.

Mary Lou McDonald, Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will all be put forward as candidates but no one is likely to be elected.

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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