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. 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(...)

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(...)

Among the main findings are the facts that 16 per cent of respondents experienced some form of unwanted sexual experience while at their current educational institution and the confirmation that the largest proportion of victims of unwanted sexual experiences identified the perpetrators as being acquaintances.

Some 16 per cent of students in the Republic report instances of sexual harassment, stalking, violence or sexual assault, a survey shows.While just 3 (...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Irish Second Level Students’ Union (ISSU) have collectively called for an end to the ‘lock-out’ of young people from the workforce.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

An alternative plan to tackle Ireland’s youth unemployment has been launched by three trade unions at Dublin Institute of Technology today. The Irish (...)