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Minister for Education and Skills increases power to investigate universities

The announcement follows revelations of financial mismanagement and issues of poor governance in a number of universities

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, has announced that the Minister’s powers will expand to allow him to appoint investigators to look into issues of concern in higher education institutions.

This announcement follows revelations of financial mismanagement and issues

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Trinity Professor Patrick Geoghegan hired as Taoiseach’s speechwriter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hired Professor Patrick Geoghegan, a Historian at Trinity College, to assist him in speechwriting, research and other issues. Prof. Geoghegan is on sabbatical in Trinity College and will be given a leave of absence to join

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Government agree to extend Graduate Scheme for non-EU students

Non EU/EEA Masters and PhD students can now remain in Ireland for 24 months after graduation

NEWS

The government have recently announced the decision to extend the Third Level Graduate Scheme from 12 to 24 months. The scheme which has been in existence since 2007, applies to non EU/EEA students with level 9 qualifications and above under …

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HEAD TO HEAD: Student Loans

Rory O’Sullivan and Elisabeth O’Higgins go head to head on the introduction of student loans

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For Student Loans ~ Rory O’Sullivan

“It’s popular in certain circles to say otherwise, but free university fees in a country like Ireland would be a terrible idea, just as they have been in Scotland.”

There is a hole in …

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Government introduces €4 million grant scheme for low-income postgraduate students

The grant will be made available to 1,100 postgraduate students

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The government has announced the introduction of a full maintenance grant for 1,100 postgraduate students as part of Budget 2017. The grant, worth almost €6,000, will be made available to students in the lowest income category.

The scheme is part

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Budget: Minority government offers short-term solutions for long-term problems

While student housing and higher education funding were addressed in today’s budget, the government declined to offer any major policy initiative to really tackle these problems.

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Having digested today’s budget, one can’t escape the underlying feeling that it provides short term solutions to long term problems. The government today showed a reluctance to commit to particular approach to student housing, and higher education funding. While this

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Homeowners could earn up to €12000 Tax-Free in frantic measures to house students

As the accommodation crisis looms large on the day that CAO offers are released, Trinity’s rent a room scheme offers assistance to those affected by Dublin’s worsening accommodation crisis

NEWS

Homeowners have been urged to rent any spare space in their houses in a desperate attempt to house students by the government, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). With today’s release of

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Trinity has previously been used for talks by those with power, and those seeking it

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s talks aren’t the first time that College has played host to warring sides hoping to come to a compromise

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The cobblestones of Front Square this week played host to a menagerie of journalists, television cameras and inquisitive onlookers as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail came to College to hammer out an agreement for the formation of a government.

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The government response to the housing crisis

William Foley dissects the most recent statistics to examine the current government’s record and proposals for tackling the housing crisis.

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There are now 730 families living in emergency accommodation in Ireland. Focus Ireland estimates that that figure will approach 1000 by next year as the rate at which families are being made homeless increases drastically. 83 lost their homes in

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