According to the Galway Bay fm newsroom "The government is being urged to tackle the lack of student accommodation in cities such as Galway, Dublin and Cork." Young Fine Gael says student rents in Galway city have risen by a third in the past year.

The government are looking to react by delivering 21,000 PBSA units by 2024 but critics feel that this could be too late with the issues hitting the students going to university this year.

Suggestions have been made to promote alternative solutions and to incentivise further investment into the regions.