The new scheme forms part of an alcohol action plan at UCC, where 45 per cent of students reported binge drinking more than once a week.

Students are invited to apply to live in alcohol-free apartments as part of a pilot scheme at University College Cork. Consumption of alcohol in speci(...)

Joe Aherne: “Our strategy was to align with universities and large organisations to give us a competitive edge.” Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

It was a perfect storm of a maturing market and the economic downturn that persuaded Joe Aherne, chief executive of Leading Edge Group, to change tack(...)

When did you start running and why?I first started running four years ago when a charity 10-mile road race called “The Great Island 10” was launched i(...)

On a high: Alison Peate, Rachel Finn and Emma Cahalane celebrate their Leaving Cert results at Christ King school, Cork last week. Photograph: Darragh Kane

It was a case of one last sleepless night for Emma Whelan of St Dominic’s College in Ballyfermot, Dublin, as she waited to find out whether she had ac(...)

 Rent is the biggest ongoing cost for students. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Suddenly there are bills. The presses are empty and no one seems to be filling them. What’s going on? Learning to manage money takes skill. Col(...)

Nicole Collopy (left) and Kristel Aguila  of Ringsend College in Dublin with their Leaving Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Many students hoping for a place on business or science courses in university will be disappointed this morning as the points requirements for these s(...)

Suzanne Doyle happy for her twin sons, Nathan (left) and Jordan, who received their Leaving Cert results from St John’s College, Ballyfermot. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There are winners and losers in exams as there are in life, but there appeared to be precious few losers from yesterday’s Leaving Certificate results.(...)

How to survive your first term

Forget everything you ever learned about anything. Feel free to discard the so-called friends you hung out with merely because they sat next to you in(...)

Plassey House and quadrangle at the University of Limerick

DublinAn embarrassment of social riches to be plundered in the nation’s capital, so let’s begin in the very middle: Trinity College Dublin.TCDWhat’s h(...)

One in four deaths from heart disease or stroke could be prevented each year if everyone in Ireland cut their salt and fat intake and consumed three o(...)

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