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 (...)

Students have until 5.15pm on Monday, August 26th to respond to the first round offers.

Online student acceptances for places on higher education courses came flooding into the Central Applications Office yesterday, with thousands more e(...)