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Kevin Donoghue, of Forsa, Karl Byrne of Siptu, Séamus Lahart, President TUI and Zak Aboukrhes of ISSU with Síona Cahill, president of USI at a protest in Trinity college Dublin to highlight concerns about investment in Irish higher education. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Kevin Donoghue, of Forsa, Karl Byrne of Siptu, Séamus Lahart, President TUI and Zak Aboukrhes of ISSU with Síona Cahill, president of USI at a protest in Trinity college Dublin to highlight concerns about investment in Irish higher education. Photograph: Andres Poveda

 

There will not be enough college places over the coming years to cope with a demographic bulge unless there is more State investment in higher education, campaigners have warned. Carl O’Brien reports.

One of the most exciting parts of being a university lecturer is designing new modules. It’s a process that’s one part responsibility to students, one part divining institutional requirements, and one part willingness to swing hard at sharing a topic you are passionate about. Val Nolan reports.

Playwright Jimmy Murphy has called on the Minister for Culture and the Arts Council to intervene and insist the Abbey Theatre appoint an independent investigator to look into “allegations” and “difficult working conditions” at the national theatre. Deirdre Falvey reports.

The movie quiz: Which director steered clear of Liam Neeson? Try it here.

When he died aged 34 in 1800, he had squandered €100 million in today’s money. Read about true story of Buck Whaley, a great Irish adventurer. David Ryan reports.

Irish Times writers identify six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend. Read more here.

All third-level colleges should be obliged to provide classes on sexual consent for students or risk losing State funding, a Government-commissioned report has recommended. Carl O’Brien reports.

But last autumn, it tumbled out into the open when the Cork Sexual Violence Centre said it had been made aware of three rapes of first-year college students at the start of the academic year. Carl O’Brien reports.