With most women needing more than one pack and many also needing painkillers a woman’s 13 periods cost more than €100 per year. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

In a scene from I, Daniel Blake, Katie, a young, single mother visits a food bank and, while picking up some vegetables and other staples, asks if the(...)

Ailbhe O’Halloran of UCD students’ union says some students are being forced to commute from long distances. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students’ unions are refusing to advertise some student digs on the basis that that homeowners are charging “exorbitant” rents. UCD students’ union s(...)

Third-level institutions host Fresher’s Week events to encourage students to meet and join societies. Photograph: iStock

And so it begins, the next part of your life – you’ve made it: college is almost here! Amidst all the excitement, relief and curiosity, it is natural (...)

Prof Brian MacCraith president of DCU: DCU is ‘acutely aware of the financial pressures that are placed on students and their families’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The president of DCU is calling on policy makers to take action to help control the escalating rental cost of student housing. Professor Brian MacCra(...)

 DCU students brought sleeping bags to protest. They said: “If we can’t afford to stay in Shanowen, we will sleep out here instead.” Photograph: Mark Carroll

DCU students held a protest over rent increases of over 20 per cent in privately-owned student accommodation in the Glasnevin area on Thursday. The p(...)

The Union of Students of Ireland has described as “disappointing” the level of dissatisfaction with Susi

More than 50 complaints from students who have had difficulty having their third-level grant applications processed through the centralised Student Un(...)