Hundreds of third level students in Cork may be forced either have to defer, travel long distances or drop out of college after it was announced that an entire student village in Cork City will be reserved to accommodate Ukrainian refugees only.
The new migrant plantation is to be established after the apartment complex on the Carrigrohane Rd, near Victoria Cross, which is close to University College Cork (UCC) main campus was contracted by the Roderic O’Gorman’s Department of Children to provide accommodation for Ukrainians.
The Cork Student Village is made up of 60 three-, four-, five-, and six-bed apartments the Irish Examiner reported.
The announcement comes just weeks after similar potential arrangements came to light in Sligo regarding student accommodation being reallocated to house refugees but no contract has yet been signed in regards to this.
Just weeks ago the government announced that the ban on elderly care homes being repurposed to house refugees would be lifted and this all comes at the same time as the first “No Irish Need Apply” modular housing sites would be opened for refugees.
Despite these measures proving massively unpopular with the Irish people the government and main opposition parties in the Dáil are unrelenting and unapologetic in their support for these policies.
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