Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said the protections would remove ‘a significant upfront expense for students’, and they would be in force before properties were rented for the coming college year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tenants cannot be forced to pay deposits worth more than two months’ rent under new rules by the Government, while the Covid-19 eviction ban will cont(...)

Online learning can be far more engaging than sitting in a lecture hall. Photograph: iStock

Relationships are central to the third-level experience. The pandemic, however, ripped them away, making it more difficult for many students to get t(...)

New Ireland: Jimmy Nesbitt, Fergal Keane, Síona Cahill (top row), Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Adrian Dunbar and Hazel Chu

Politicians, civic leaders and public figures imagine the Ireland they would like to see in the next 100 years The year 2021 is the centena(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said there should be “a central focal point in Government” to tackle gender-based violence. File image: James Forde/The Irish Times

Calls for a Government minister who would have direct responsibility for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence have been heard by the Citizens’ A(...)

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“Demand for postgraduate courses is cyclical and driven by the economy,” Fergal O’Brien, assistant dean of graduate and professional studies at the Un(...)

There has been a creeping sense among students over the past number of years that the higher education sector in Ireland is moving its focus from educ(...)

Before the pandemic, a survey by USI indicated that college students were already struggling with extreme anxiety and stress. Photograph: iStock

Every year, as a new batch of first years hit third level, college and national newspapers publish freshers’ guides The advice is usually timeless. C(...)

The student grant scheme, the main financial support for students, is divided into maintenance grants, fee grants and the postgraduate contribution. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Whether your kids are tots or about to fledge, the cost of college is a worry. If they are still young, you have time to save. If you have a prospect(...)

  Trinity College Dublin.  Universities have expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ over delays in issuing Leaving Cert results which will force them to admit students to courses later than expected. Photograph: Getty Images

Universities have expressed “surprise and disappointment” over delays in issuing Leaving Cert results which will force them to admit students to cours(...)

Most third-level institutions have said they will offer a blended approach to course delivery in the autumn. Photograph: Getty

Third-level students need clarity by the end of June on what to expect when colleges reopen in the autumn in order to make informed decisions about th(...)

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