Finding student accommodation is proving either impossible or prohibitively expensive for many. Photograph: iStock

Students are being forced to travel hundreds of kilometres each day to get to and from college because of accommodation shortages, the Minister for Hi(...)

Simon Harris said key areas for potential cross-border collaboration would be around research clusters, the newly-opened medical school at Magee and the issue of access and inclusion. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Government is “determined to step up” cross-border collaboration between third-level institutions with an exchange programme between colleges amon(...)

Tadgh Cadden from his home in Collooney, Co Sligo, to attend college in LYIT in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

When the alarm clock goes off shortly after 5am, Tadgh Cadden doesn’t have much time to waste. He has a quick shower, grabs some salad and sausage ro(...)

A food bank run by University College Cork students’ union ran out of supplies in less than 50 minutes

Across college campuses, students’ unions are used to dealing with emergency appeals for help – but this year, they say, there are more requests than (...)

A new engineering building at Technological University of the Shannon’s campus in Athlone, formerly known as Athlone Institute of Technology

The country’s newest university has been formally established from the merger of existing institutes of technology in Athlone and Limerick. The Tec(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said almost 88 per cent of adults in the State had been fully vaccinated. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA

The chief executive of the Health Service Executive Paul Reid has said the “finishing line of this phase of the vaccination programme is so close now”(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris formally awarded technological university status to LIT and AIT earlier this month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The name of the country’s next technological university in the Midlands has been revealed. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (...)

The number of technological universities may grow from two to five by this time next year, according to Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The number of technological universities may grow from two to five by this time next year, according to Government Ministers. A technological univers(...)

Kay McNulty: had to learn English in the US before attending school as her family had been Irish speaking

A young woman from the Donegal Gaeltacht was at the centre of the development of computer technology but her major contribution was sadly not recognis(...)

Mary Hernandez, president of Letterkenny Institute of Technology student union. Photograph: Joe Dunne

On any given day, Mary Hernandez sees the financial struggles facing students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) up close. “Huge numbers h(...)

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