All but the luckiest first years need to learn how to budget, and fast. Accommodation remains the single biggest cost facing students, and rents are (...)

Gartner estimates that some 21 billion devices will be connected by 2020 with a global economic impact measured in trillions of dollars. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish start-up Davra Networks and Swiss firm Orbiwise have won contracts to work with the Connect Centre at Trinity College Dublin to roll out its int(...)

Montrose student residences: Owner Ziggurat is now only offering 12-month leases to students for 20016/17. The block went on sale this week for €41.5m. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Large-scale specialised student accommodation has taken off both in Dublin and around the country, with more units expected over the next three years.(...)

A key part of life in third level is making new friends and getting involved in college activities. Above: members of the UCC Choir  before backstage before an appearance on the ‘Late Late Show’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When summer ends and the Leaving Cert exams fade into distant memory, preparing for a new life at a third level college can be a challenge. As excit(...)

A scene from Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

Aoife Kelleher has a knack for locating stories that Irish people want to hear. One Million Dubliners, her documentary about Glasnevin Cemetery, play(...)

Fionn Rogan working at Java Republic on Molesworth Street. He sparked a debate this week when he wrote about how his generation was being increasingly infantilised, due to soaring rents and a loss of financial independence. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Young people are living at home for longer, staying in full-time education in ever-greater numbers, and avoiding adult commitments. We are in the mids(...)

Goodbody’s latest hire, Colm Lauder, is currently vice-president of real estate at Morgan Stanley Capital International in London

Dublin-based stockbroker Goodbody has poached Irish man Colm Lauder from MSCI in London to lead its research coverage of the real estate sector. This(...)

Simon Coveny at the launch of the Government’s housing action plan on Tuesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said he expects new homes will be delivered in Dublin for a sale price of about €260,000 once measures announce(...)

Tom Parlon called for an independent commission to focus on improved infrastructure .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of houses to be built in Ireland over the next few years will turn into “ghost communities” unless services and infrastructure improve sign(...)

The Dublin Institute of Technology’s annual cost-of-living guide shows that rent is now the single biggest cost for students living away from home. File photograph: Getty Images

Rising rents and other living costs means the cost of going to college for students living away from home will reach about €11,000 this year, accordin(...)

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