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 (...)

Demand from students for accommodation is strong. Photograph: Frank Miller

Lender and developer Bain Capital Ireland has sold a property for €47 million to Invesco Real Estate just months after buying it for €8 million. Bain(...)

Students at Trinity College, Dublin. The general squeeze on accommodation in Ireland has spilled over into the student market. Photograph: Frank Miller

Students – and possibly their parents – are presumably on the hunt for accommodation for the coming academic year, if they have not already nailed dow(...)

The 2013 Rally for Life anti abortion demonstration in Dublin. The Government expects to publish the wording of the referendum next week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last November, a group of 15 to 20 people who have pressed for changes to Ireland’s abortion laws for decades sat in the headquarters of the National (...)

A new student accommodation development under construction on Mill Street, Dublin 8. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Student unions have warned that the vast majority of college applicants cannot afford newly-built student accommodation. The warning comes as higher (...)

 Ibec, however, told the committee that an income-contingent loan system was the only “equitable and sustainable” option. Photograph: Frank Miller

Thousands of graduates will end up leaving Ireland and may never return if a student loan scheme is introduced, an Oireachtas committee heard on Thurs(...)

Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: he said the new  National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health “has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed”.

The Ombudsman for Children has said the new National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health will need to ensure it delivers specific actions that will “make(...)

Trinity College Dublin has warned that the vote will have “a long-term impact on universities in the Republic of Ireland”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Thousands of Irish students who are currently studying in Britain and Northern Ireland are unlikely to face an immediate increase in fees as result o(...)

Trinity College Dublin has  warned that the vote will have ‘a long-term impact on universities in the Republic of Ireland’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There are fears that thousands of Irish students who study in the UK and Northern Ireland could face costly non-EU fees as result of the Brexit vote. (...)

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