‘The quota will rise to 40 per cent seven years after the upcoming general election.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I was taken aback by the sheer number of accomplished and inspiring women gathered in the one place. Perhaps others who attended the Beijing20 confere(...)

 Kathryn Nea and Amee Dunne from Sligo and USI president Laura Harmon at the USI Students for marriage equality meeting at Wood Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Political parties have been urged to take the youth vote much more seriously. “Young people do vote, so you need to represent them,” Union of Students(...)

Wreaths laid at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, California, where Irish students died on Tuesday.  Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

There can’t have been a parent in Ireland, or around the world, who didn’t want to hear their son or daughter’s voice on learning of the deaths of stu(...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)

The march drew anti-water charges protestors from around the city and county and passed off peacefully through the city centre. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Around 500 people marched in Cork city on Saturday in an anti-water charge protest organised by a group which last week forced the abandonment of a me(...)

UCC students study while staging a sit-in over library opening hours. Photograph:  UCC Students Union.

A sit-in protest involving students in University College Cork has succeeded in extending library opening hours during exam period. After three succes(...)

Mark Casey, who went missing in Limerick on March 7th. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

The body of missing student Mark Casey has been recovered in Limerick. Mr Casey (19) was one of two students who went missing within 24 hours of ea(...)

Members of the Garda at the scene of the killing on Beechpark Avenue, Castleknock, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardai who responded to a 999 call suggesting a murder had been committed at the house in Castleknock, west Dublin, where Tom O’Gorman lived where (...)

Ten things to avoid in college

Being caught on cameraLong after you’ve moved on, don’t forget that the internet has an eternal memory. Whether you’re jumping naked into the lake, pe(...)

Jonathan Taylor  said the University of Limerick plan would be a “flagship example” of funding in higher education. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Construction work on a development plan for University of Limerick is expected to start before Christmas after it was confirmed yesterday that the Eur(...)