The Student Accommodation Shortage In Cork Isn't As Bad As The Figures Portray 

That's according to a representative at University College Cork

The representative made the comments after it emerged 4,000 applications were made for 1,227 spaces at UCC's on-campus accommodation.

The spaces are awarded on a lottery basis but the college says many of the students have applied for other types of accommodation as well, such as privately run student complexes and houses. 

Speaking to RedFM News Student residential services and community relations officer Gary Mulcahy says the numbers don't reflect the true reality and there is enough spaces for students:

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