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The declining funding of Ireland’s higher education sector

An analysis of where third level institutions get their funding, and how that has been decreasing over the past decade

In a world that sees conservative values dominating, along with the rising sentiment that students should pay for their education, Irish students are, in a sense, lucky, that over 90% of us attend institutions predominantly funded by the state. Unlike …

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The soaring costs of college textbooks

Textbook prices have risen more than three times the rate of inflation since the 1970s

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“Data from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, shows that the price of college textbooks has risen over 1500% since 1970, more than three times the rate of inflation”

One of the first things students learn when …

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Rising consumerism at Christmas

Irish households are set to spend €720 on Christmas this year

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It’s pretty intuitive that in December people are more likely to part with their hard earned cash than in any other month. With turkeys, trees, and tinsel all to be bought, on top of the pressure of buying presents, Christmas

Are we getting poorer?

A recent study analyses how the next generation are at risk of growing up poorer than their parents

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One thing we’ve learned over the past week is that people are worried about money. It seems that Trump’s appeal lies largely with the “white working class”, people who are worried about their financial situation and feel that the government …

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First you get the money…

Is Trump really the savvy businessman he claims he is?

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“If Donald Trump had invested his $500 million in the S&P 500 in 1982, he would have been worth around double what he is claiming he is today.”

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, was a co-founder of Bain

Politics and the art of lying

Taking a look at just how much deception Clinton and Trump have gotten away with this election cycle

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Most of us tell lies everyday: saying you’ve left the house when you’re still getting ready, telling yourself you’ll never drink again after a particularly wild night out, or even just saying you’ve read and agree to the terms and

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Examining Trinity’s fall in the QS World Rankings

Taking a closer look at why Trinity continues to fall in the QS World Rankings

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For the past three years, Trinity has been on the decline, at least according to the QS World University Rankings, in which Trinity has fallen from 78th to 98th place this year. In the THE World University Rankings, Trinity is

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The real cost of hosting the Olympics

InDepth editor Ronan Mac Giolla Rua takes a look into just how much it costs to host the Olympic Games, and why countries so often underestimate this.

 The Olympics is one of the largest events in the world, and with the most recent games in Rio having 308 events in 28 sports and over 11,000 competitors, hosting it is sure to be quite expensive. However, a new

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