In recent years, young adult fiction has moved from the fantastical and the dystopian to an altogether more compelling and trickier terrain: real l(...)

Gabriel Galway, with his mother Catherine, looking at houses in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 4:07

Student Emily Kavanagh has already viewed seven Dublin properties by the time she reaches the small house on the Harold’s Cross Road. It’s clear from(...)

Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)

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The burning of smokey coal in Dublin was banned back in 1990, with claims and counter claims about whether it was a good move or a waste of time. In (...)

 Dromroe Village student accommodation  at University of Limerick. Living on-campus is the ideal solution for many first-year students. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Today, the Leaving Cert Class of 2015 will find out where they’ll start college in September, and many thousands will begin looking for accommodati(...)

Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman site.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Only 10 per cent of students can live on campus at the new €200 million Dublin Institute of Technology in Grangegorman, Dublin, under “fast- track” (...)

Ideally, all prospective parents should seek professional health screening at least six months prior to a planned pregnancy.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Preconception care is where it’s at today for men and women wanting to have a healthy baby. What’s more, the nutritional status of a mother can have l(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the Constitution. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Homelessness campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy has called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the constitution. Speaking at the Ma(...)

USI president Kevin Donoghue met Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan (above) last week to discuss the housing shortage facing students, and said “our conversations have been productive and there is an appetite to do something about it”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is being urged to act on recommendations from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to tackle the student accommo(...)

UCC’s student centre: the university is to boost its international student cohort from 14 per cent to 20 per cent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The scramble for student accommodation is expected to be worse than ever this September, and an analysis completed by the Higher Education Authority ((...)