Limerick-to-Dublin rail commuter John Maguire, from Monaleen, Limerick,  in Limerick Junction, where he catches the 6.45am train to Dublin. Photograph Liam Burke Press 22

It is 5.45am on Tuesday and still dark out. There are just four people sitting in the waiting area of Colbert Station in Limerick ahead of the departu(...)

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise

Ministers have appealed to homeowners to consider renting out rooms to college students to help ease a crisis in accommodation. Under the “rent-a-roo(...)

Even worse in terms of fostering ageism against our future selves is the diffusion of the sense of older people blocking access to housing for the homeless, a process we have already seen for “bed-blockers” and “delayed discharges”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One indicator of the Irish summer is the appearance of colourful kites along our wonderful beaches, lazily probing and capitalising on the often fickl(...)

Recent figures indicate that 90 per cent of rental accommodation in the State is not affordable to most

Soaring rental prices and “unscrupulous landlords” have led to the worst homeless crisis “in living memory”, according to homelessness charity Focus I(...)

The parent of one student said he was shocked to find that a O6 was considered a greater academic achievement than a H7. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 25,000 college applicants have already accepted their offer of a college place. The Central Applications Office (CAO) said about half of th(...)

Rents have increased by almost 12% year-on-year to June, according to a new survey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rents have increased by almost 12 per cent year-on-year to June, according to a new survey. This means it now costs almost €3,000 a year more in Dubl(...)

With  the student registration charge  at €3,000, the rising cost of accommodation is putting many parents and students under pressure. Photograph: Getty Images

Some students are ending up sleeping on friends’ couches, floors or in cars due to difficulties sourcing affordable accommodation, according to the Un(...)

Every third-level institution is required to provide a Disability Service or Access Programme for students with disabilities and each has facilities and philosophies centred on student needs. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The late disability campaigner Martin Naughton told a story of arriving in his wheelchair at Dublin’s Mater Hospital in the 1970s and being faced with(...)

Michele McCormack (Chicago Rose 1985)

Michele McCormack (Chicago Rose 1985) Michele McCormack became the Chicago Rose “when it was still fun and not so serious”. Even now more than three(...)


Today marks the beginning of Heritage Week which runs (counterintuitively) for the next 10 days. This year the focus is on natural heritage, and incor(...)