Harris announces €3m in additional funding for student mental health and well-being

He has also announced additional funding for the student assistance fund and the creation of a ‘mitigating educational disadvantage fund’

This afternoon, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris announced an additional €3m in funding for student mental health and well-being. 

Harris also said an additional €10m in funding would go to the Student Assistance Fund,

Registration for mRNA vaccines opens for over 18s

Vaccine rollout “ahead of schedule” as registration for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines opens for all adults today.

From today, anyone from 18 years of age can register to receive an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre.

Last night, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced on social media that young people can register for the Pfizer or

Doyle to nominate Professor Orla Shiels as Vice Provost

Patrick Prendergast made the announcement at a party last week in honour of current Vice Provost Jurgen Barkhoff

Provost-Elect Linda Doyle is set to nominate Professor Orla Shiels for the position of Vice Provost.

Outgoing Provost Patrick Prendergast made this announcement at a garden party last week, held to honour current Vice Provost Jurgen Barkhoff. 

Shiels is a

Harris confirms establishment of new Technological University of the Shannon for October 2021

Athlone and Limerick Institutes of Technology are to be dissolved with new university taking their place

Today, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris confirmed the establishment of Technological University (TU) of the Shannon: Midlands and Midwest from October 1.

This will be the country’s third Technological University, following the establishment of

College announces artists who will create first sculptures of women for the Long Room

Maudie Brady, Rowan Gillespie, Vera Klute and Guy Reid have been commissioned to create four bust sculptures of women for the Old Library

Today, College announced that it has commissioned four artists to create four new sculptures for the Long Room in the Old Library. 

The first to be commissioned in over a century, the new Long Room sculptures will also be the

Simon Harris to seek approval for an additional 4,600 college places for this upcoming semester

Funding for extra places in health sciences, law and other disciplines to be discussed by Cabinet today.

Today, a proposal to fund just over 4,600 additional college places is to be discussed by the Cabinet. 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris is to seek government approval for €24 million to fund

Harris urges Trinity, NUIG, UCC and UCD students and staff to sign up to pilot antigen testing study

The UniCoV project launched last month is open to 8,000 student and staff volunteers and requires saliva samples twice weekly

This morning, Simon Harris has urged Irish universities to sign up for a pilot antigen testing project to get students back on campus in September.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris urges students across

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Further and Higher Education discuss Higher Education Authority Bill

The committee began a pre-legislative examination of the bill today.


This afternoon, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science met to discuss the Higher Education Authority Act 2021.

The committee also discussed a motion pertaining to Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann’s approval of

Student-led group launches petition against 12 month MSM blood donor ban

The Blood For All Ireland group are also calling for the enforcement of equal restrictions on all potential donors, including regular STI screening

A group of Irish students from Trinity and University College Dublin (UCD) have launched a “Blood For All Ireland” campaign, including apetition calling for the end of the 12 month blood donor ban for men who have sex with men …