“Our Unions are ready to escalate”: USI stages protest calling on government to use “rainy day” fund for third-level students

Trinity students’ absences are excused today as a “mark of solidarity” with student’s demands

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Today, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) staged a demonstration calling on government to use its €65bn “rainy day” fund to tackle the student accommodation crisis and the cost of going to college.

This coincides with the USI pre-budget

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Analysis: ESRI report finds low numbers of students crossing the border for third level education

Students from Northern Ireland face barriers to entry to Irish institutions

An Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) report has found that a low number of students are crossing the Irish border for third level education.

The organisation considered a variety of CAO and UCAS data from 2010-21 and consulted 14 …


League of European Research Universities welcomes EU-UK deal on Horizon Europe

The deal comes after years of campaigning for the involvement of UK researchers in Horizon Europe following Brexit

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has celebrated an agreement concerning the UK’s association to Horizon Europe.


Horizon Europe is a seven year EU scientific research initiative which promotes collaboration between researchers. The initiative hopes to spark innovation which

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Explainer: Minister Harris’ New Pathway to Third Level Education

Tertiary programmes provide an alternative route to higher education outside of the CAO

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced a new pathway to higher education which does not rely on a CAO application. This new pathway to third level works through courses called tertiary programmes.

What is a tertiary programme?


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Analysis: 8 key recommendations from Ents’ Trinity Ball review

The report makes a wide range of suggestions to reduce costs, enhance safety, and increase overall satisfaction with the event

For just the second time after a two-year pandemic hiatus, Trinity Ball (T-Ball) returned this year facing a number of unique challenges, owing to the loss of its usual main stage area, and the prospect of it being the last …