NUI Maynooth

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“I was staying in the dining room, and me and my roommate could literally hold hands in the beds - that’s how small it was.”

NUI Maynooth student, Jenny Gray, found herself living in unsafe, overcrowded and dirty conditions while attending college last year, because there w(...)

A pricey option: Accommodation prices rose across all seven third-level campuses this year

Increases in the cost of college campus accommodation and high rates for specialised student accommodation are forcing students to pay above-average p(...)

The more expensive Botany Bay, Front Square and New Square residences will cost Trinity students €6,010 for the academic year, up from €5,245.91. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

All seven of Ireland’s universities will be charging higher rents for college campus accommodation for the coming academic year, with increases rangi(...)

The humble digs system has for years been an Irish institution.

Students have long had an unfortunate reputation. Depending on whom you ask, they’re a Pot Noodle and a Judge Judy episode away from becoming slightly(...)

The site, which is also associated with the pagan Lughnasa Solstice festivals, features a holy well and a Mass Rock. Above: Rural landscape in Connemara  showing the Maumturk mountain range in the distance. Photograph: Michelle McCarron/Getty

A pilgrimage dating back to the 5th century will take place in the Maamturk mountains in north Connemara this weekend. Several hundred pilgrims from(...)

Women are less likely to consume alcohol in a harmful manner than men but  the issue lies not with the quantity of alcohol women drink but the strength of what they consume.

Recent media reports of an emerging trend in younger women in their 30s and 40s developing liver failure due to increased alcohol consumption may have(...)

Mind mining may be a career of the future, something that would be based on the use of big data computer analysis and artificial intelligence. Photograph: Getty Images

What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe a “mind miner” who reads a person’s mind to understand how they think. Or maybe a new kind of CSI inves(...)

Next week, the centenary of the of the Battle of the Somme will be remembered in churches and cathedrals throughout the Church of Ireland. In St Mar(...)

Edward Prendergast was described as a ‘beautiful young man, highly educated and a fantastic worker’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man sustained fatal head injuries in a fall down stairs after a night out with friends, an inquest heard. Edward Prendergast, from Sel(...)

The general-election turnout in Dublin fell by 3.2 percentage points, from 62.9 per cent five years ago, to 59.7 per cent for February’s poll. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The gap between voter turnout in working-class and middle- class areas of Dublin city narrowed in the general election, new figures show. The number(...)

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