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Housing and energy bills create nightmare for students

Budget measures fail to assuage concerns over cost of living squeeze

Students and researchers in Ireland are having to contend with soaring cost of living, coupled with an ongoing accommodation crisis that is leaving many in distressing circumstances.

The latest Irish budget included measures aimed at easing the burden of rising costs for students, such as a one-off €1,000 reduction in undergraduate fees, a €500 increase in PhD stipends, and increases in some student grants.

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