Hundreds of people to camp out in Eyre Square tonight


Hundreds of people will camp out in Eyre Square tonight, protesting the national accommodation crisis.

Over 200 people have said they will be attending on the Crisis Campout’s Facebook page, with several hundred more ‘interested’ in the event.

It is being organised by the One Galway movement, together with GMIT and NUI Galway Students’ Unions, and is designed to call attention to the need for the Government to act on the National Accommodation crisis.

The movement is calling for affordable student purpose-built accommodation, as well as rent caps for student accommodation.

They also want to see greater regulation around AirBnB; so housing that could be used to house students or working professionals is not left vacant most of the time.

A workshop launched by Galway Mayor Niall McNelis and organised by One Movement Galway will take place in Monroes tomorrow, Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Threshold, with COPE Galway and the USI will be answering questions at the workshop.