This feature appeared in The Irish Times last week, looking at the shortage of student accommodation as students across the country prepare to begin the new academic year. Students across the country are struggling to find accommodation as the annual start of college looms in September. A shortage of accommodation has driven prices upward to a point where many students – especially in Dublin – are simply not able to afford. The situation is becoming increasingly untenable for students, many of whom have no income of their own and rely on parents, guardians and grants to pay for their education. Read the rest of this feature on IrishTimes.com.