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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris said the review would consider the current challenges facing students and find out what could be done better. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A review of the student grant scheme for third-level students has been approved by the Cabinet, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Researc(...)

The nasal flu vaccine is being offered for free by the HSE this year for the first time although the take-up to date has been low.  Photograph: Getty Images

The free nasal flu vaccine is being extended to teenagers after low take-up among the target group of younger children left the Health Service Executi(...)

Prof Maggie Cusack said she is ‘thrilled’ with her appointment.

A professor is to become only the second woman in more than four centuries appointed as president of an Irish university. Prof Maggie Cusack takes on(...)

The Irish market for menthol cigarettes was estimated to be worth €250 million before the ban.

European Commission officials have written to representatives of the tobacco industry to say it is up to member states, including Ireland, to investig(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will receive Cabinet approval to draft the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will on Tuesday bring a memo to Cabinet to extend paid parental leave from two weeks to five weeks. Mr O’Gorma(...)

Mary Hernandez, president of Letterkenny Institute of Technology student union. Photograph: Joe Dunne

On any given day, Mary Hernandez sees the financial struggles facing students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) up close. “Huge numbers h(...)

Trinity College Dublin has the highest proportion of students from affluent areas, at 36%. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The class gap in higher education is revealed in new figures that show affluent students dominate high-points courses such as medicine, finance and en(...)

 Sinn Fein TD Eoin O Broin said  the party had a “clear independent disciplinary process and that has to be allowed to follow its due course”.Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

A social media “pile-on” against anyone who criticises Sinn Féin does not aid or assist the party, its housing spokesman has said. Eoin Ó Broin insis(...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of  Trinity College Dublin, told an Oireachtas education committee on Thursday that a lack of personal contact with other students was affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many students. Photograph: Alan Betson

Demand for mental health support in some universities has doubled as students struggle with isolation and the shift to online learning. Dr Patrick Pr(...)

 Prof Patrick Prendergast, Trinity College Dublin’s Provost said commercial revenues have been devastated by Covid-19.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Universities are due to run a combined deficit of more than €100 million this year due to a “devastating” drop-off in commercial income and vacant stu(...)

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