By Ellen O’Donoghue and Caoimhe Killeen Co- Deputy Editors On-campus accommodation complex Corrib Village is dealing with an outbreak of Cryptosporidium in its water supply. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite found in many vertebrates and can cause cryptosporidiosis, an illness that can cause diarrhea, weight loss, dehydration, stomach cramps fever nausea and … [Read more...] about Corrib Village deals with Cryptosporidium crisis
By Sinéad Walsh It’s 8.59am. You wait with bated breath for the link to go live at 9am. The seconds ticking by feel like years. Then, that much anticipated moment finally comes, and you feverishly click the application link. You watch the pixels of the loading bar move lifelessly across the screen. Next you see the application queue; you’re applicant 3400 of 3400, it’s going … [Read more...] about NUI Galway accommodation site crash leaves students in a two-day panic
Winters Property Management and Bibby Maritime are discussing the option of bringing two barges into Galway harbour to house up to 400 students, according to Galway Bay FM. This rather unusual form of housing could prove very effective in trying to combat the shortage of accommodation for students. While unorthodox from an Irish perspective, barges such as these are commonplace … [Read more...] about Floating student accommodation: a bizarre solution to the student housing crisis?