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 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(...)

Martin King says he does not turn on the television on Christmas Day and enjoys the company and food instead.

When do festivities usually kick off in your household? We used to be traditional, with decorations going up around December 8th, but in the last cou(...)

Just 22 of the 9,062 Irish virus clusters identified so far have been attributed to public houses. Photograph: iStock

It is the second week of March, 2020. Ireland has shifted into full blown emergency mode to cope with the pandemic, which officially landed on our sho(...)

Third level colleges are to be required to measure cases of sexual harassment and bullying of staff and students as part of new ‘zero tolerance’ initiative to create safe campuses for all. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

All third level colleges are to be required to measure cases of sexual harassment and bullying of staff and students as part of new “zero tolerance” i(...)

There have been 41 deaths of children due to flu in the past 10 years in Ireland, and almost 5,000 hospitalisations. Photograph: Thinkstock

Provision of the free nasal flu vaccine may be extended to teenagers due to low take-up among the target group of younger children. With uptake rates(...)

Minister for Further Education Simon Harris said  small changes have resulted in a “five-fold increase in the number of people qualifying for support, with possibly 29 more”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of students in direct provision who will qualify for the Susi grant for third level education has increased five-fold after Government chan(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said he wants to boost on-campus activity for first year students, in particular, early next year amid concern over a potential increase in drop-out rates. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

University lecturers have warned of “chaos and confusion” if there is a return to face-to-face teaching in the new year in the absence of clear health(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris TD said current legislation on higher education governance is ‘not fit for purpose and does not reflect the world in which we live’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

University governing bodies will be smaller and feature more external members under new legislation to be published next year, Minister for Higher Edu(...)

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