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DCU is expanding rapidly. Recent developments include a new state-of-the-art student centre which combines facilities for social, cultural, global engagement and entrepreneurial activities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

UCC Web: ucc.ie/opendays Life on campus: There’s so much more to life in UCC than spending long hours in the Fishbowl (the famous library study room(...)

Ireland’s institutes of technology offer a wide range of science, technology and engineering courses. Photograph: iStock

IADT When is open day? November 24th (10am-4pm) November 25th (10am-4pm) Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a renowned cent(...)

NUI Galway first years gather in the Quad for a group photograph some years ago. Photograph:  Patrick HeneghanNUIG

This month more than 50,000 students received CAO offers for places in third-level colleges amid a national accommodation crisis, with many wondering (...)

Averil Power: “As the first person in my family to finish school, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities my education has given me.”

I went to Dominican College, Sion Hill, in Dublin. My tendency to question everything meant I definitely wasn’t the easiest student to teach. I also h(...)

 Polling station signage in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

While thousands of young people have been deeply involved on both sides of the abortion referendum campaign over the last month, large numbers of youn(...)

The decision was announced to cheering students during a lunchtime protest organised by the #TakeBackTrinity campaign.

Trinity College Dublin has decided to drop plans for the introduction of supplemental examination fees after a campaign led by students, which said th(...)

Photograph: iStockphoto

On my graduation day last November, I was ushered into the exam hall of Trinity College Dublin, and pointed towards a seat with my name on it. On that(...)

Students in Trinity College Dublin protesting over the implementation of flat rate €450 fee for repeat exams this week. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Protests are rarely just about the issue at hand. Usually there is a broader grievance - an accumulation of wrongs, a lack of respect, or an exclusion(...)

Former garda John O’Halloran received a two-year suspended sentence for corruption. Photograph:  Cork Courts Limited

A former community garda has received a two year suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to corruption, theft and deception charges in order t(...)

In 2014, Trinity introduced an alternate admissions route for some courses which measure applicants’ performances compared to others in their school. The aim was to attract creative students whose potential was not being measured by traditional exams. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Students who have secured places at Trinity College Dublin through a new admissions route not based solely on CAO points have lower drop-out rates tha(...)

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