Lorna Fitzpatrick, president of the Union of Students of Ireland, said a sharp decline in State investment in higher education per student has led to universities becoming over-reliant on student fees as a source of income. Photograph: Alan Betson

Universities risk reputational damage due to “extravagant” fees being charged at a time when most learning has shifted online, a seminar organised by (...)

All social and club activities on-campus will be suspended. File photograph: Alan Betson

Campus activity in third level colleges in Dublin is to be heavily curtailed under new Covid-19 restrictions. Most lectures and teaching will take pl(...)

Students have been funding the mandatory placement themselves at a cost of up to €1,500 per student.

The Government is to restore a grant scheme it abolished in 2011 to pay the fees of student teachers attending Irish-language courses in the Gaeltacht(...)

Students from Coláiste Lú in Dundalk, including (front frow from left) Dorota Kaminska, Éimear Kinsella and Erin O’Connor protesting outside Leinster House over the provision of Irish language education at their school. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is “acutely aware” of concerns raised around the provision of Irish medium education at an Irish language unit in a (...)

The protest ‘Disco outside the Dáil’ (actually Molesworth Street) was timed to coincide with the Dublin visit of US vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A “Disco outside the Dáil” organised in protest against the visit of US vice-president Mike Pence drew a crowd to Kildare Street this afternoon. Prot(...)

Ciaran McKeown attends  the Ulster Peace Rally in London’s Trafalgar Square in November 1976. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ciaran McKeown, one of the founder members of the Peace People, has died aged 76. Mr McKeown died peacefully at his home in Belfast on Sunday follow(...)

From left, Matas Martinaitis, Firhouse Community College; Caitlin Young, Institute of Education; Eric Ehigie, Moyne Community School; Caoilfhinn Ní Choiligh, Loreto College, Mullingar and Mark Seale,  CBS Westland Row, Dublin 2. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 55,000 Leaving Cert students are set to receive their exam results on Tuesday under a new fast-tracked process which will see college applic(...)

Owners of purpose-built student accommodation have been accused of hiking prices ahead of new caps on rent increases coming into force next week. Image: iStock.

Owners of purpose-built student accommodation have been accused of hiking prices ahead of new caps on rent increases coming into force next week. Unt(...)

The seven elected female members of Trinity College’s students’ union:  Shaz Oye, president of graduate students’ union; Gisèle Scanlon, vice-president of the graduate students’ union; Laura Beston, president of Trinity students’ union; Niamh McCay, education officer; Aisling Leen, welfare and equality officer; Muireann Kane, communications and marketing officer; Judith Robinson, entertainment officer. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Just over a century ago, Trinity College Dublin admitted its first female student. This year, the 400-year-old university reached another milestone: (...)

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(...)

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