USI president Kevin Donoghue said in a letter to the Minister that he had been too quick to judge students’ unions, reminding him of the role students had played in encouraging young people to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum in May.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has said students’ unions are capable of running a country after Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said it seeme(...)

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(...)

The chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, Labour TD Joanna Tuffy, accused the USI of doing “a bit of a fudge” on the grant issue

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is urging the department of education to relax the thresholds for accessing student grants to eliminate “inequa(...)

File photograph of students  protesting against cuts in grants and increases in fees in Dublin. The Government has announced plans to increase the student registration fee by another €250 to €3,000 for the next academic year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Third level students are holding a rally in Dublin today to call for the reversal of cuts to the sector and urgent Government action on student accomm(...)

UCD campus at Belfield. A group of UCD students are trying to ease the accommodation crisis for their peers by matching them with older people seeking company at home. Photograph: Eric Luke

An enterprising group of UCD students is trying to ease the accommodation crisis for their peers by matching them with older people seeking company(...)

Newly elected independent councillor Gary Gannon. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Broken promises such as the Government’s pre-general election pledge not to increase student charges have left young people shy about placing their fa(...)

The majority of Irish students don’t smoke, don’t take illicit drugs and are actively contemplating emigration. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The majority of Irish students don’t smoke, don’t take illicit drugs and are actively contemplating emigration, if the results of a recent student sur(...)

In one of his first public statements since taking up the post, Prof Andrew Deeks – an Australian who moved to Belfield from Durham University – said a new funding model for higher education was urgently needed.

Staff-student ratios in higher education in Ireland are now “considerably out of line” with international norms “and the national implication is incr(...)

President of the Union of Students in Ireland Joe O’Connor: “The idea that it’s only TCD which provides four-year degrees is quite simply false.

UCD has amended a job advertisement for a lecturing post to remove a condition that appeared to bar graduates from institutes of technology.The job de(...)

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, senator Feargal Quinn and senator Katherine Zappone at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin yesterday.

A win for the No side in Friday’s referendum would provide “a resounding mandate for reform of Seanad Éireann”, senator Katherine Zappone has told (...)