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WIT students sleeping in their cars as accommodation crisis worsens

WIT students sleeping in their cars as accommodation crisis worsens

The student accommodation strategy in Waterford has died according to a Waterford TD.

That's according to Waterford TD Matt Shanahan who questioned Higher Education Minister Simon Harris on the accommodation strategy.

The housing crisis in the county has been described as 'crazy' by WIT students union as some college goes are sleeping in their cars.

Independent TD Matt Shanahan says there is no extra accommodation in the pipeline for Waterford, and it's taken WIT's crown of a premier institution;

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Speaking in the Dรกil, Shanahan questioned Education Minister Simon Harris on the strategy;

"Why has this accommodation strategy died minister? and if it's not dead it has certainly been left withering on the vine. We had an action plan and why has it been dropped?

You could have reinstated the borrowing capability to WIT but you did not and Waterford have borrowed for more than 20 years to make itself one of the premier institutes in the country and that capability was removed from it in terms of this national, accommodation strategy and as I said the report is here in front of me, there is no additional capacity."

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