A recent USI study found that one in five women who responded experienced some form of unwanted sexual experience during their time at third-level, with 11 per cent experiencing unwanted sexual contact. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In Ireland, like in many countries, we haven’t got the best track record when it comes to sex education. There are also many issues to be tackled i(...)

File photo of the 5th Annual Marriage Equality March in 2013. The Union of Students in Ireland will launch its pro-marriage equality campaign on Tuesday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will launch its campaign to secure a “yes” vote in the forthcoming marriage equality referendum on Tuesday at t(...)

Ray Aller and Reggie Blennerhassett at the Abbey Theatre yesterday. Picture Nick Bradshaw

The generation who “tore Ireland apart” are not the young, but those who sacrificed the future for the sake of their property portfolios and banking (...)

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(...)

Minister Jan O’Sullivan with Vincent Hickey of SCSI

Getting a deposit back on a rental property often leaves the renter feeling guilty until proven innocent and ultimately short changed. A new guide pub(...)

The drugs are swallowed and ingested via small pieces of paper which are impregnated with a combination of LSD and methamphetamine. The paper is printed with illustrations of the superhero Captain America. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí have seized LSD drugs from an address in south Dublin which are believed to be those consumed by a number of UCD students hospitalised earlier (...)

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(...)

Joan Collins: Independent TD said  the Minister for Education “insists on treating apprentices as students but they are not students. They cannot avail of student grants or other financial assistance available to students.”

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn will meet the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to discuss the college fees levied in the budget on apprentices, (...)

Student nurses protest over starting alsalaries outside Leinster House today.

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(...)

Local Ringsend children (Áine, Cian, Cathal, Saoirse) join USI officers at launch of  “Free Our Voice” Seanad reform proposal.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum on abolishing the Seanad.USI president Joe O’Connor said ab(...)