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(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

Jonathan Irwin, Laura Harmon, Charlie Bird, Biddy White Lennon and Anne Rigney outside the National Library in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Here’s an unexpected traditional twist: if same-sex couples want to marry, they should rush out and become engaged.If they don’t – no matter how much (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said  that new legislation to be published shortly on children’s issues will ensure people can focus solely on the issue of marriage equality when they vote in the referendum in May.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

New legislation to be published shortly on children’s issues will ensure people can focus solely on the issue of marriage equality when they vote in (...)

Seán Donlon, Irish ambassador to the US during US president Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ireland in 1984. Photograph: Frank Miller

The opposition in Ireland to US president Ronald Reagan’s visit in 1984 made little impact in the White House, documents from the Department of Foreig(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country. A campaign to g(...)

Pictured at the Union of Students in Ireland pre-budget submission and education policy platform were:  Kieron Pierson, Sarah O’Shea, Tom Healy, Ciara Murnane, Patrick Maher and Luke Green. Photograph:  Conor McCabe.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for student support levels to be maintained in its pre-budget submission and education policy for t(...)

Students: College! Stay out all night, sleep in all day, and bring whoever you want home. Parents: Freedom! No more washing, no more moody teens, no m(...)

The cost of renting college campus accommodation in Dublin is  set to rise  this September, with TCD, UCD (above), Griffith College and DCU all confirming plans for rent increases. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of a landlord representative organisation has called on the Government to reinstate bedsit accommodation for students in order to ease the(...)