Students at Trinity College Dublin protesting in February in opposition to  proposed student rent increases. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Thousands of students have applied for hardship funding from colleges amid a backdrop of unrest in universities over hikes to on-campus rents. Latest(...)

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Last week, former president of UCD Students’ Union Katie Ascough claimed that, in her time at UCD, she “experienced an endemic and tangible hostility (...)

A montage of images of UCD’s “gentle revolution in 1968-69. Photograph: The University Observer

In Paris, May 1968, a student protest over university reform drew a heavy-handed response from the authorities, leading to widespread worker strikes. (...)

Ailbhe O’Halloran, UCD accommodation officer: “We have situations where students are putting down deposits on places in Dublin even though they might end up going to college in Galway.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students across the country are struggling to find accommodation as the annual start of college looms in September. A shortage of accommodation has d(...)

Spokeswoman Cora Sherlock at the launch of the  ‘Love Both’ campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government’s proposed abortion laws would lead to “one of the most extreme abortion regimes in the world, even more ghastly than the UK abortion l(...)

Currently, 96 Facebook posts have been identified as paid advertisements as of March 19th.

Almost 100 Facebook posts related to the abortion referendum and targeted at Irish users have been identified as having been paid for. The Transparen(...)

Katie Ascough pictured in University College Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Jack Power

Former UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough, who was impeached from office by students on Thursday night, has said some students were looking t(...)

UCD students vote to impeach union president Katie Ascough 3:11

University College Dublin (UCD) students have voted to impeach their Students’ Union President Katie Ascough. In total 4,540 students voted to impeac(...)

As a third-level student you will have time to explore many areas of interest. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Starting college for the first time might seem like a challenge. Even some of the smaller colleges will have thousands more students than your seconda(...)

Students’ union at UCD and Trinity are promoting “digs” as a way of reducing pressure on students in a difficult rental market. Photograph: Getty Images

A rambling house with 15 beds and a single bathroom. Kitchen plates and utensils stacked in a toilet to save space. A kitchen “table” which fits about(...)

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