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Mark O’Brien of GMIT students’ union said the extra 400 beds “will alleviate the pressure from the 20,000 students in GMIT and NUI Galway scrambling for somewhere to sleep”. Photograph: Getty Images

Students in NUI Galway and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) have criticised residents in the Newcastle area of Galway city for campaigning t(...)

A new student accommodation development under construction on Mill Street, Dublin 8. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Student unions have warned that the vast majority of college applicants cannot afford newly-built student accommodation. The warning comes as higher (...)

There is research showing that PAYE workers have more difficulty in obtaining student grants for their children compared with farmers and the self-employed. File photograph: Getty Images

College applicants from Dublin are much less likely to get a student grant for higher education than their counterparts in rural Ireland, latest fi(...)

USI president Kevin Donoghue met Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan (above) last week to discuss the housing shortage facing students, and said “our conversations have been productive and there is an appetite to do something about it”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is being urged to act on recommendations from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to tackle the student accommo(...)

USI president Kevin Donoghue (l) and representatives of students’ unions. Photograph: USI

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has updated its website to help third-level students connect with spare rooms across the country. Homeowners u(...)

Student Amée Dunne (left) and her fiancé Kathryn Nea at the launch of USI campaign: “We have an opportunity to protect our children, who are being bullied for being attracted to someone of the same gender. It’s not right and it’s not fair and it’s not equal.” Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

On a bleak November afternoon, hundreds of students lined up to fill in voter registration forms at a stand in University College Cork (UCC). They smi(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has joined up with to create #votermotor to help all registered voters get home to vote this Friday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Voters who are worried about making the journey to the polling station to vote in this Friday’s marriage referendum can put their minds at ease with t(...)

The chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, Labour TD Joanna Tuffy, accused the USI of doing “a bit of a fudge” on the grant issue

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is urging the department of education to relax the thresholds for accessing student grants to eliminate “inequa(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland has appointed NUI Galway graduate Kevin Donoghue as their new president. Mr Donoghue has promised to campaign for increased State investment in higher education. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is planning to step up its campaign for greater investment of State funds in higher education ahead of the next(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy speaking at a student union event

Students today are accused of lacking the radicalism of their predecessors but, according to Diarmuid Coogan, who lent his name to one of the most fam(...)

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