Rent pressure zone in Athlone is helping control cost for students

In Athlone, the introduction of the rent pressure zone has helped to keep costs in control somewhat.

While there is no on-campus accommodation owned and run by the college, there is student houses and apartments provided by the private landlords close to the college.

Mary Doyle is Vice President for Welfare with AITSU. She says while rent zones have helped, costs are still rising with no increase in the SUSI grant: