Hunt begins for college accommodation as CAO offers released

rentThe hunt for college accommodation will begin in earnest for tens of thousands of students who got first round CAO offers this morning.

Over 52 thousand applicants were offered level 8 and level 7 or 6 courses, with many opting to study away from home.

The Rental Tenancies Board says renting in Dublin or Kildare could cost up to 1500 euro a month, while Tralee, Athlone, Limerick, Cork and Galway are significantly cheaper.

CAO points have risen in Science, Technology and Construction-related courses, but they've fallin in Arts.

It's an exciting time for many, whose years of hard work has paid off - like Fionn McNeill from Dublin: