Clare Austick

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Clare Austick, president of the Union of Students Ireland (USI), said Irish students faced “increasing” costs of living, alongside the highest college fees in the European Union.  Photograph: iStock

Students held the first of three protests across the country in Cork on Monday, to call for increased State funding of third-level education. Clare (...)

Members of the Union of Students in Ireland protesting outside the Dáil to urge the Government to take action on the student accommodation crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.” - Sayre’s Law The same statement is often attribu(...)

Third level students (left to right): Iseult Bracken, Catherine Gallagher and Criodán Ó Murchú.

As third-level colleges plan for a blend of in-person and remote teaching from September, students across the country have expressed mixed views on th(...)

The new Mill Street Global Student Accommodation in Dublin which has 400 units averaging €1,000 a month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Purpose-built student accommodation have proven controversial, with some critics arguing that they are over-concentrated and unaffordable for (...)

Clare Austick, the new president of the USI. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Former president of the NUI Galway students’ union and chemistry graduate Clare Austick has been elected president of the Union of Students in Ireland(...)

Minister of State for higher education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has criticised a ‘lack of transparency’ around spending by a NUI Galway fundraising charity. File photograph : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times .

Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has criticised a charity linked to NUI Galway for its “lack of transparency and oversig(...)

Some 120 students attended a protest for the reopening of Caifé na Gaeilge. Photograph: Conor Brummell

NUI Galway’s Students’ Union has officially confirmed the closure of Caifé na Gaeilge, located in Áras na Gaeilge. The Students’ Union released a stat(...)

 Up to 300 staff and students attended the  SolidariTEA support event for four academics pursuing legal action over lack of promotion at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The chair of NUI Galway women’s staff network has called on the outgoing university president to resolve the situation of four academics taking legal (...)