Guide to college life in Ireland, Bus and rail threat, Taylor Swift

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The ultimate guide to college life in Ireland: So you're going to college. But where? "Dublin" might seem like one city, but there's a big difference between attending Trinity or one of TU Dublin's campuses, where students can step off campus into the heart of the city, and going to DCU in the suburbs of Glasnevin or UCD out in Belfield. Read more here.

'Epidemic' of violence against staff could see bus and rail services curtailed: Bus and rail services may be curtailed in certain parts of the country from this weekend if there is another serious attack on staff or antisocial behaviour, one of the country's main transport unions has warned. Read more here.

Mindhunter drags us back to the place where the serial killer craze began: Mindhunter surged back to Netflix this week, bringing another round of procedural thrills to the online streaming behemoth. Read more here.

WIT issues reminder of 1916 Bursary deadline: rospective students wishing to apply for one of 35 1916 scholarships are being advised to apply before next week's deadline. The scholarships are worth €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate programme of study up to a maximum of €20,000 for full-time students and a maximum of €30,000 for part-time students. Read more here.

Taylor Swift: Lover review – It's not bitter but her grudges smudge her star power: Five years ago Taylor Swift cheerily sang that the haters were gonna hate and the only thing for her to do was to shake it off. Alas, that's proving a little difficult. Read more here.

Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal if Brazil fails to protect Amazon – Taoiseach: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has threatened that Ireland will vote against the Mercosur trade deal with South American countries unless Brazil observes environmental standards and protects the Amazon rainforest. Read more here.

Lies, bullsh*t and knowledge resistance: A spotter's guide: If the combined rise of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson has done any good it has been to reignite interest in epistemology. A micro-industry of books, research papers and expertise has grown up around the "science of irrationality" and the nature of truth statements. Read more here.