The USI has called for the introduction of laws that ensure access to abortion. Archive photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland has issued a call on the State’s political parties to make a public commitment on holding a referendum on repealing t(...)

UCD Students’ Union has highlighted the need for increased funding to support mandatory sexual consent workshops.  Photograph: Getty Images

UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) has announced plans to introduce mandatory workshops on sexual consent for all students and is calling on university manag(...)

Scenes from a Dublin polling station. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Queues of students intent on registering to vote in the forthcoming general election formed at Garda stations in a number of locations yesterday, in(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is calling on students who have not yet registered to vote to do so before it is too late for the upcoming gene(...)

Some 30,000 ‘Say Something’ cards  will be delivered to students’ unions across the country over the coming weeks. Photograph: Getty Images

The Union of Students in Ireland has launched an initiative encouraging students to report incidents of sex assaults in the country’s third level inst(...)

Some 4,000 lecturers are staging a one-day strike at Ireland’s 14 institutes of technology. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of students face disruption on Wednesday as a strike by 4,000 lecturers at the country’s 14 institutes of technology gets underway. The one(...)

Gerry Quinn, president of the TUI. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tomorrow, some 4,000 institute of technology lecturers and researchers will take a day’s strike action over a range of critical issues within their se(...)

Mandatory sexual consent classes will now be part of the orientation programme for first-year Trinity College students living in halls. Photograph: Alan Betson

Should young men have compulsory lessons on how not to be a rapist? It seems that Trinity College Dublin has decided that they must. Mandatory sexual (...)

Students came out in force for the Referendum on Marriage Equality and it was not a once off. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A common misconception people still cling to, despite evidence to the contrary, is that students don’t vote. Most commentators, however, accepted the (...)

Students march past the front of Trinity College Dublin in a protest against anticipated increases in registration fees and reductions in grants in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Politicians are fond of praising the role of higher education in Ireland. Our universities, they regularly say, are creating jobs, raising living sta(...)