Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (62)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

62. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the details of additional provision made for student accommodation in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42595/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The development and financing of purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) in the University sector is a matter for the Universities themselves.   

Since the publication of Rebuilding Ireland in July 2016 2,508 PBSA bedspaces have been completed or are under construction within the universities.  There are an additional 3,100 bedspaces either within the planning process or at plans granted within the sector as at the end of September this year.   

This is in addition to the significant pipeline of supply from activity in the private sector which amounts to over 18,000 additional bedspaces which are known to be in development by the private sector (from plans applied, granted, on-site developments at the current time and includes the 6,900 bedspaces completed by the sector since July 2016).