A Usit stand at a jobs fair in 2012. The company, which has closed, offered  affordable travel to generations of students.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Ask any former student about their first taste of independent travel and chances are they’ll mention the J1, cramped house-shares and Usit. The trave(...)

The plea was issued on behalf of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology by the Irish Universities Association and the Technological Higher Education Association. Photograph: Getty

The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on soc(...)

Gearing up for their first time to vote: Lucan Community College students (back row) Megan Miclea, Seán Egan and Lucy Rhodes; (front) Sheik Bah and Lia Stokes. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Last week, Lucy Rhodes, an 18-year-old student at Lucan Community College, registered to vote for the first time. She is one of dozens at her school (...)

“Rent and transport are the biggest costs facing students but, in terms of their college week, they could potentially get through it with as little as €10.” Photograph: iStock

During Leaving Cert results week last year, Minister for Education Joe McHugh caused controversy when he suggested families who could not afford unive(...)

DCU runs  healthy food and cooking courses for students, one of its healthy eating initiatives. Photograph: iStock

Starting your new life in university is a time soaked in new experiences and opportunities – but what can you expect to find by way of sports and heal(...)

Dr Mac Donncha said it was clear to him that students are taking more of an active interest in their bodies and their health.

They say your student days are the best days of your life - but what they don’t tell you is that you may well spend the rest of your life picking up t(...)

Cliodhna Ní Dhufaigh, Union of Students in Ireland, Julian de Spáinn, general secetary, Conradh na Gaeilge, Joe McHugh, Minister for Education, Antoine Ó Coileáin, Gael Linn, and Aodhán Ó Deá, Conradh na Gaeilge. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Irish Times

A petition of 12,000 signatures calling for an integrated education policy for the Irish language was presented by campaigners to the Minister for Edu(...)

 The abortion rights march started in the Garden of Remembrance and ended in Merrion Square in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Abortion rights activists marched through Dublin on Saturday to protest against the “restrictions” in the Ireland’s abortion legislation. The theme o(...)

The Irish Simpsons Fans Facebook page  frequently shares memes which are based on scenes from the US TV show, but address political and current affairs issues in Ireland, such as the housing crisis and Brexit. Image: Twitter

Over 800 people have signed up in 24 hours as members of a political party established by the administrators of an Irish Facebook page dedicated to US(...)

Residents of South Richmond St and Rosedale Terrace demonstrate outside the offices of Val Issuer on Molesworth Street with members of People Before Profit. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Low and middle-income tenants from properties in south Dublin demonstrated on Wednesday outside offices of management companies overseeing efforts to (...)

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