Early arrivals as Electric Picnic 2017 gets underway at Stradbally. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish times

Electric Picnic festival hacks: How to save battery, choose a campsite, get some sleep - You have chosen to camp in a field for three days, limiting y(...)

House or apartment shares are an option but, for first-year college students, these can be hard to find. Photograph: iStock

For many students, finding a place to live is their first real test of being an independent adult. In the current rental market, however, it’s an unfa(...)

It’s a good idea is to work out a budget for your weekly or monthly spend. Photograph: iStock

For most people, starting college marks the start of independent living, which, for you, roughly translates to cobbling as much cash as you can togeth(...)

The annual hunt for rental accommodation is due to get under way  in a few weeks after the release of the Leaving Cert results. Photograph: iStock

Third-level students, many of whom are already beginning the search for places to stay when colleges get back into life in September, have been warned(...)

A woman stands in front of police in London with a sign during a protest over the visit of US president Donald Trump to the UK. Groups across Ireland are preparing to protest on Wednesday and Thursday when Mr Trump visits Co Clare. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters.

Groups across Ireland are preparing to protest on Wednesday and Thursday during the visit of US president Donald Trump. The two main protests will t(...)

Fr Peter McVerry at the Raise the Roof protest announcement. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Housing campaigners are hoping to bring thousands of people onto the streets for a national demonstration next month, to protest at the deepening hous(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is not inclined to go down the road of increased student contributions or a student loan system. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Student groups have welcomed comments from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar which appear to rule out a student loan scheme or increase in fees for higher educat(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor says harassment and assault are experiences too common for many third-level students. Photograph: Laura Hutton

All third-level colleges should be obliged to provide classes on sexual consent for students or risk losing State funding, a Government-commissioned r(...)

UCC students posting a mural  which tackles rape myths and normalised everyday abuse to the wall of the Boole Library. Photograph: Clare Keogh.

Rape and sexual assault at third level is usually hidden. But last autumn, it tumbled out into the open when the Cork Sexual Violence Centre said it (...)

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(...)

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