The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has warned students about risks associated with services provided by ‘rogue’ crisis pregnancy agencies run by pro-life campaigners as part of its SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) campaign. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has warned students about risks associated with services provided by ‘rogue’ crisis pregnancy agencies run by p(...)

Paul O’Toole, who was appointed interim chief executive of the Higher Education Authority in October for 12 months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Several members of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) board raised concerns about the appointment of an interim chief executive after the former hea(...)

Student rape: most research suggests that rape and sexual assault involving students – especially first-years – are a feature across third-level campuses. Illustration: Getty Images

It was her first year in college and Leanne was approaching the end of her exams in 2016. “It was supposed to be a time of excitement, change and acco(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said  there is large-scale under-reporting of sexual offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Again, and again, the same issues arise for those who deal with sexual assault allegations involving third-level students: alcohol, a fear of reportin(...)

A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

Students queue up to register to vote at Trinity College Dublin following a registration drive by USI.

As early as last January, when Government strategists began planning the timing of the abortion referendum, a single date stood out: May 25th. “It wa(...)

Ireland is one of the few countries without a permanent electoral commission to standardise voting registration rules. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The late voter registration system is archaic and confusing and needs to be reformed before the next election, youth groups have said. The closing d(...)

Any  person who turns 18 on or before May 25th can register, and has the right to vote in the upcoming referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Four national youth organisations have advised young people to ensure they are on the voting register before the May 8th deadline so they can vote in (...)

The new DIT campus at Grangegorman, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The biggest higher-education development in the State’s history will transform Dublin’s north-inner city. But while some locals welcome the change, ot(...)

The safety of online private data has come into focus this week following revelations that Cambridge Analytica had siphoned data from some 50 million Facebook users as it built a election-consulting company that boasted it could sway voters in contests all over the world. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Should you erase your digital footprint to progress your career? According to a survey from CV-Library (a UK-based generalist jobs board with an Irish(...)

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