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(...)

Kevin Donoghue, of Forsa, Karl Byrne of Siptu, Séamus Lahart, President TUI and Zak Aboukrhes of ISSU with Síona Cahill, president of USI at a protest in Trinity college Dublin to highlight concerns  about investment in Irish higher education. Photograph: Andres Poveda

There will not be enough college places over the coming years to cope with a demographic bulge unless there is more State investment in higher educati(...)

A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government should increase capital funding for public housing, end evictions and cap rents to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis, a Cork r(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor: ‘It should be possible to embed sexual consent education within the student experience’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sexual consent classes for students should be embedded across all third level colleges, according to the Minister of State for Higher Education. Mary(...)

John-Mark McCafferty of housing charity Threshold, Union of Students in Ireland  president Síona Cahill and Martin Clancy of Daft.ie at the launch of the Scamwatch  initiative for people seeking rented accommodation. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Irish and international students are being advised to take extra care when searching for accommodation in the coming weeks to avoid being scammed and (...)

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