Students are facing price hikes for housing this year.
On-campus accommodation will see an increase in costs this year.
Universities such as Trinity College and the University of Limerick are increasing fees.
As a result of the difficulties, students' unions have seen an increase in calls for help.
UCDSU say their phone has been hopping with calls about accommodation.
A PHD student making 85 enquiries, hostel accomm a serious consideration for another student…
When will students have a chance in the rental market? It’s already too late
Unaffordable and a lack of availability ⬇️
— UCD Students' Union (@UCDSU) August 30, 2021
UCD prices are between €6700 and €10,500 for on-campus housing.
However, that price can raise to €11,000 for returning students.
At Trinity College, there has been about a 2% increase in on-campus spots.
It'll cost nearly €8,500 to live in some of the Trinity residences.
For those at the University of Limerick, it costs around €7,200 for a 2-bed apartment.
Only Maynooth University and NUI Galway have kept their rates the same for the forthcoming year.