A Mayo TD has welcomed news from the University of Limerick where students will be refunded rent from the date they vacated their student residence back in March to the end of their semester.

Campus Life Services, the University of Limerick company that manages student residences, has decided at a meeting this morning to repay the student rents.

This follows the UL Governing Authority's decision earlier this week.

Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon says he first raised the matter with Minister Joe McHugh and UL in early April having been contacted by many Mayo students and their parents attending the University.

Deputy Dillon says he will continue to pursue the return of rents by private accommodation providers for students attending other third-level institutes.

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