Irish student teachers at the launch of the USI report calling for greater financial assistance for struggling students. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Student teachers who are struggling with the cost of tuition fees and unpaid school placements are being given access to ring-fenced financial assista(...)

Student teachers say they face acute financial pressures. Photo: iStock

Trainee teachers who are required to carry out unpaid work in schools as part of their studies are suffering from severe financial difficulties , a ne(...)

Tom Humphries: ‘He had the capacity to both charm and eviscerate, be worldly and erudite and also spiteful and petty.’ Photographer: Dara MacDónaill

Almost from the beginning of his sports writing career, the commentary of Tom Humphries, who was jailed for 2 ½ years for grooming and sexually abusin(...)

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise

Ministers have appealed to homeowners to consider renting out rooms to college students to help ease a crisis in accommodation. Under the “rent-a-roo(...)

The new private school will be based in a converted office block formerly used by Microsoft in   Leopardstown. Photograph: Carl O’Brien

There is something attractive about other people’s educations compared to our own: American high schools, Hogwarts, Malory Towers – anything other tha(...)

Guest speaker at the 2015 Student Summit Patrick Hamilton Walsh (left) with Greg O’Donoghue, vice president for welfare at the Union of Students in Ireland. Mr Hamilton Walsh spent several years travelling the world while documenting his trip with a mobile phone. That adventure eventually led him to Sweden where he has been helping develop the image-sharing platform PicHit

It’s wise to say it quietly but one positive outcome of the recession is a growing shift in mindset amongst the country’s nascent generation of profes(...)

UCC Student Centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Leaving Certificate results should be released earlier to help aid the student accommodation crisis, the President of the Union of Students Ireland ((...)

“The Government has used the ‘Youth Guarantee’ as a Trojan horse to make JobBridge compulsory, with the scandalous threat to cut the dole of those who refuse to go on JobBridge,” said Paul Murphy MEP (Socialist Party), founder of the ScamBridge campaign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An estimated 100 people have taken part in a demonstration rally against the perceived increasing reliance by the Government on the JobBridge a(...)

A new HSE-backed social media campaign to tackle a spike in gonorrhoea cases launched today under the wonderfully catchy headline “OMG: Gonorrhoea…It’(...)

 Survey showed  9.6 per cent admitted posting lies and rude comments about others online. Photograph: Eric Luke

Almost 70 per cent of young people do not believe they know enough about suicide and depression, a survey shows. Some 66.5 per cent said they knew som(...)

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