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DCU students protest after accommodation complex increased rent by 27%

A protest will take place outside a student accommodation complex at the centre of a row over rising rent prices.

DCU students will gather outside Shanowen Square, a privately-owned complex, at around lunchtime.

It is after providers of accommodation near the college have increased their rent prices by as much as 27%.

USI President Michael Kerrigan believes the students are right to protest.

He said: "The students are angry, they have been protesting this and they are dead right.

"27% increase is not something they can handle, it is already €12,500 per year to go to college, we have the second highest fees in Europe - this is another step too far."

- Digital Desk