Kevin Donoghue would add philosophy as a Leaving Cert option: “Everyone should study it for a while. It really encourages you to reflect on your own thoughts and beliefs.”  Photograph: Andres Poveda

What is your most vivid Leaving Cert memory? I was in one of the study rooms with a few friends when a teacher came in to say English paper two had be(...)

An average of 131 people between 18 and 30 take their own lives every year in Ireland, the 3ts (turn the tide of suicide) charity has said

An average of 131 people between 18 and 30 take their own lives every year in Ireland, Scott Ahearn of the 3ts (turn the tide of suicide) charity has (...)

High birth rates  mean the number of students entering higher education is projected to grow by almost 30 per cent by 2028. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It all seemed so much simpler back when university fees were abolished 20 years ago. In those sepia-tinted days, the rainbow government pr(...)

 Student Amée Dunne (left) and her fiancé Kathryn Nea at the launch of USI campaign: “We have an opportunity to protect our children, who are being bullied for being attracted to someone of the same gender. It’s not right and it’s not fair and it’s not equal.”  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

A campaign for a “Yes” vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has been launched by the Union of Students of Ireland.The USI, which says every cam(...)

 From left: candidates Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party, Eamon Ryan, Green Party, and Raymond Whitehead, Direct Democracy, at a debate organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland, Union of Students in Ireland and SpunOut,  in the Science Gallery,  Trinity College, Dublin, last night. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The issue of how elected MEPs might alter things for young people in Ireland was the main topic for candidates in the Dublin constituency during a hus(...)

Photograph: Dan Hallman/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images
Colleges in crisis

Anyone who believes that higher education has lost its soul can find evidence at Belfield on a Friday evening. There was a time when debates an(...)

In Ireland we tend to drink in groups and in a round which means we are drinking much faster. Photograph: Getty Images

Knowing how much you are drinking, exercising moderation, pacing yourself and an absolute no to drink driving are important seasonal messages around a(...)

From left; Saoirse Leonard, Laura Smith and Sharon Dore, joined third level students from Dublin and Maynooth taking part in ‘Fight for your future now’ a demonstrations to protest against the possibility of cuts in maintenance grant in the Budget– on Molesworth Street, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of students marching in Dublin today heard that “targeted cuts” to grants would result in “targeted voting” by the student cohort. Head of th(...)

The Union of Students of Ireland has described as “disappointing” the level of dissatisfaction with Susi

More than 50 complaints from students who have had difficulty having their third-level grant applications processed through the centralised Student Un(...)

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