If you are experiencing financial difficulties there are various supports available within TU Dublin. For instance, the Student Assistance Fund provides financial support to full or part-time students and students with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties. 

You can get funds  to help with books and class materials, rent, heating and lighting bills, food, essential travel related to your studies, childcare costs and medical costs

Applications usually open in October and details on the process, criteria etc are available here:

See Student Finance for more information.