UCD student Hannah Ledesma in her ‘home-college’, the bedroom she shares with her sister at home in  Mountmellick, Co Laois. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Hannah Ledesma from Mountmellick, Co Laois, applied to go to University College Dublin she never expected first year would be like this: studying(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Pool/AFP via Getty

It will take until 2063 at the current rate of progress to achieve parity between male and female representation in the Dáil, the Citizens’ Assembly h(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris at Government Buildings on Friday as more than 53,000 students have received an offer in the CAO’s first round. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

When Lorna Griffin received her text from the CAO at noon on Friday, it was not the news she had been hoping for. The 19-year-old from Kerry, who had(...)

A researcher on the report said opportunities must be created for young people that take them away from drugs. File photograph:  Rick Wilking/Reuters

Illegal drug use has become so common in Dublin that it is regarded as normal and not just the preserve of addicts, a new report states. The study do(...)