Annie Hoey

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Ballots are counted in the European Parliamentary elections in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Meath County Council will only formally commence its local election count on Sunday for logistical reasons, not because of Meath’s Leinster senior cha(...)

Students who occupied a building in Trinity College Dublin this week over the introduction of supplemental fees ended their action on Thursday. The oc(...)

Annie Hoey is Canvassing Co-ordinator with Together For Yes and a former president of the USI.

In November 2012, the reality of abortion finally hit home with me. I was a student in University College Cork and the news of Savita Halappanavar’s d(...)

The USI is opposed to the introduction of an income-contingent student loan system. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland has raised concerns over spending by higher education institutions following recent revelations about severance payme(...)

Learning curve: Carly Bailey, a student at Trinity College Dublin, with  daughter Lola (seven) and son Leon (five)

For parents, sending children off to college for the first time can be a time of quiet anxiety. But what if you’re a mature student with young kids of(...)

Campaigners ahead of a protest on rising motor insurance costs, at Buswell’s hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There will be no dramatic lowering of car insurance costs as part of the Government’s attempts to address spiralling premiums, Minister of State at th(...)

 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(...)

Student union representatives encourage young people to enter for the National Youth Media Awards. Photograph  courtesy of

Students’ unions are encouraging young people to get involved in the National Youth Media Awards, which has partnered with The Irish Times f(...)

Student Fiona Tynan plays with Kizzy, one of the dogs from Peata, a voluntary association which provides a pet therapy service, in Trinity College Dublin  for a one-day Puppy Room for stressed students. Photograph: David Sleator

College fees, assignments, moving away from home – it should be no surprise that third level can be a stressful time for young people. The beginning o(...)

Colleges such as UCC offer subsidised creche care .  Photograph: AFP/GettyImages)

For some parents, sending their child off to college can be a worrying time. For others, it’s they themselves who are entering the fray of third-level(...)

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