USI expresses concern over spending in higher education institutions

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed concern over the spending of students and taxpayer’s money in higher education institutions, following revelations about the use of finances in colleges across the country, which were outlined in an RTE Investigates programme that aired on Thursday night.   The programme revealed numerous examples of […]

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The Shkreli  controversy: the frightening power of pharmaceutical companies

Carol O’Brien reports on the story of the dramatic rise in Daraprim’s price by 5500% and describes the greed driven desire of pharmaceutical companies to make a profit at the cost of human health and life

Delving into the record receipt for Trinity’s consultancy costs

Final figures on Trinity College’s external consultancy fees, released earlier this month, show that the university spent €2.8 million to “change management”, over  €2.1 million on financial and information systems, and over €91,000 on new graphic profile, during the three year period 2012/13 to 2014/15.  The figures were released under the Freedom of Information Act, […]

Budget analysis: helping key constituencies the government hopes will support them come election

With historically low voter turnout among under 25s during elections, there simply wasn’t much incentive to tackle the current issues facing students

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