Speaking at a rally in Dublin today, USI president Laura Harmon warned a combination of private sector rent price increases alongside the continuing shortfall in purpose-built student accommodation will fuel a dropout culture in third level education unless immediate action is taken.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) believes that Government intervention is now necessary to offset rising rent prices that may lead to an increas(...)

Former trade union leader Peter Cassells has been named as chairman of a working group to examine how to fund third level education in the future.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Former trade union leader Peter Cassells has been named as chairman of a working group to examine how to fund third level education in the future.Mini(...)

President of the Union of Students in Ireland Joe O’Connor: “The idea that it’s only TCD which provides four-year degrees is quite simply false.

UCD has amended a job advertisement for a lecturing post to remove a condition that appeared to bar graduates from institutes of technology.The job de(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn. The Department of Education said there was “no additional cost to the exchequer” as a result of the decision in relation to university fees paid by emigrants. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

The representative body for the seven Irish universities has said moves to reduce fees for the children of Iri(...)

A 21-year-old Corkman has been remanded in custody after he was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a 42-year-old father of four in Co Kerry over 18 months ago.

A 21-year-old Corkman has been remanded in custody after he was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a 42-year-old father of fou(...)

Ruairí Quinn TD Minister for Education and Skills When we talk about the funding of higher education, the discussion often immediately narrows(...)

Student nurses protest over starting alsalaries outside Leinster House today. 2:14

Dozens of Irish student nurses gathered around the Dáil today to launch a campaign appealing for better introductory wages in a bid to stem the export(...)

Protesters outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday seeking to show solidarity with Russia’s LGBTQ community. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gay rights activists braved the harsh weather to protest outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday, ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics in(...)

Joe O’Connor (53), who is stationed at a Dublin city centre Garda station but is currently suspended, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/PCPhoto.ie

The State has been allowed seven weeks to complete the preparation of a book of evidence in the case of a garda awaiting trial for possession of image(...)

‘The sad reality of a flawed and insufficient grant system.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The student maintenance grant is a lifeline for thousands attending college. The one change I want is a reliable and decent grant system that would ma(...)