Siona Cahill

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Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is not inclined to go down the road of increased student contributions or a student loan system. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Student groups have welcomed comments from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar which appear to rule out a student loan scheme or increase in fees for higher educat(...)

Kevin Donoghue, of Forsa, Karl Byrne of Siptu, Séamus Lahart, President TUI and Zak Aboukrhes of ISSU with Síona Cahill, president of USI at a protest in Trinity college Dublin to highlight concerns  about investment in Irish higher education. Photograph: Andres Poveda

There will not be enough college places over the coming years to cope with a demographic bulge unless there is more State investment in higher educati(...)

UCC students posting a mural  which tackles rape myths and normalised everyday abuse to the wall of the Boole Library. Photograph: Clare Keogh.

Rape and sexual assault at third level is usually hidden. But last autumn, it tumbled out into the open when the Cork Sexual Violence Centre said it (...)

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has warned students about risks associated with services provided by ‘rogue’ crisis pregnancy agencies run by pro-life campaigners as part of its SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) campaign. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has warned students about risks associated with services provided by ‘rogue’ crisis pregnancy agencies run by p(...)

Irish student teachers at the launch of the USI report calling for greater financial assistance for struggling students. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Student teachers who are struggling with the cost of tuition fees and unpaid school placements are being given access to ring-fenced financial assista(...)

A montage of images of UCD’s “gentle revolution in 1968-69. Photograph: The University Observer

In Paris, May 1968, a student protest over university reform drew a heavy-handed response from the authorities, leading to widespread worker strikes. (...)

Student rape: most research suggests that rape and sexual assault involving students – especially first-years – are a feature across third-level campuses. Illustration: Getty Images

It was her first year in college and Leanne was approaching the end of her exams in 2016. “It was supposed to be a time of excitement, change and acco(...)

Síona Cahill, president of the USI, speaks at the Emerging Ireland summer school.

Complacency is the biggest challenge facing young people involved in politics, despite the successful referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, the h(...)

The bathroom at the Global Student Accommodation  residence at New Mill, Dublin 8.

Thousands of new student beds which are coming onto the market are too expensive for Irish students and resemble deluxe boutique hotels, it has been c(...)

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