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Analysis: Budget criticism characteristic of recent years

Previous budgets have been criticised for failing to address the crisis in funding at third level, and this year was no exception

The announcement of Budget 2021 yesterday elicited a mixed response from groups representing students and workers at third level. Described by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe as “an unprecedented budget”, Covid-19 was the primary focus of the government’s spending plans,


Kavanagh Court closes all communal spaces

The announcement came following reports of student parties and “abusive behaviour towards staff”

Kavanagh Court has today announced that it is closing all communal spaces, including its games room, rooftop terrace, and study spaces. This comes as a result of “an unacceptable level of disregard, paired with abusive behaviour towards staff”. 

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Explainer: Trinity’s Covid-19 response

Everything you need to know about Trinity’s plans to limit the spread of Covid-19

With college returning this week, it is important to know as much as possible about the procedures being implemented in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 among staff and students. Trinity has repeatedly stressed the importance of cooperation on


Minister says student fees are “too high” and should be addressed in budget

The minister also confirmed plans to provide additional spaces in high demand courses

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has stated that third level registration fees are too high, and he would like for them to be addressed in the upcoming budget.

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Analysis: Decision to provide additional places raises a number of questions

It is clear that more needs to be done if the government’s plans are to be successful

Last Friday, it was revealed that the Department of Higher Education plans to increase the number of places in high demand courses such as medicine, nursing, and engineering by 5%. Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris confirmed on