Students at Trinity College Dublin protesting in February in opposition to  proposed student rent increases. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Thousands of students have applied for hardship funding from colleges amid a backdrop of unrest in universities over hikes to on-campus rents. Latest(...)

Students were blocking the meeting entrance in the UCD Student Centre building. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

University College Dublin (UCD) students held a sit-down protest outside a meeting of the university’s governing authority, in protest over proposals (...)

The increase would mean the cost of student accommodation on the Belfield campus rises to between €8,000 and €9,900 per year over the next three years. File photograph: The Irish Times

Students in University College Dublin (UCD) are to demonstrate over a decision by the university to increase on-campus accommodation rents by 12 per c(...)

 UCD president  Prof Andrew Deeks: authorised the purchase of the two properties at a May 9th meeting of the UCD governing authority last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

University College Dublin (UCD) has spent several million euro buying premium south Dublin houses neighbouring its Belfield campus in recent years, as(...)

UCD campus in Belfield, south Dublin. The university said the rent increases were required to help fund plans to build additional campus housing. File photograph: Alan Betson

University College Dublin (UCD) will increase rents for its on-campus student accommodation by 12 per cent over the next three years, the maximum inc(...)

Adam O’Flaherty of Letterkenny IT’s students’ union. “It’s hard for a lot of students, 100 per cent,” he says. Photograph:  Clive Wasson

Adam O’Flaherty, like many students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, knows how difficult it can be to make ends meet. He is entitled to a mean(...)

UCD acknowledged the 601-point course reflected strong competition for the course’s 50 places. Photograph: Alan Betson

The fact that a college course has broken the 600 CAO point barrier for the first time ever is a sign that competition for courses is reaching “alarmi(...)