€14m of education budget to tackle increasing numbers of third-level students

The figure marks a third of the €36.5m investment in third-level education announced in Budget 2017


€14m of the government’s investment in third-level education announced in Budget 2017 will be allocated to dealing with the increasing numbers attending public-funded institutions. Minister for Education, Mr. Richard Bruton announced the breakdown of how the €36.5m allocated to third-level …


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.


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


The Importance of a Broad Understanding of Mental health

Olly Donnelly explores how a binary perception of mental health can stigmatise and prevent appropriate government action.


I went to the gym once. It might have been twice. Either way, I recall a lot of people who seemed very focused on being ‘healthy’. Whether that was a matter of lifting a set of 200 lb weights and


The fight for mental health support needs to come from all in society

A graveside oration given by the Taoiseach in 2012 touched many, but action is needed more than words


My lunch hid from the grey of a water-logged day, packed away in a transparent Tupperware box, protected only from the cold by a thin green lid. That’s it. Two sandwiches, one concave piece of plastic and a green lid.


Budget: Labour Youth campaign on jobseekers allowance didn’t convince the government

Chair of Trinity Labour Youth says they’re “devastated not to see a much needed increase in Jobseeker’s Allowance for under 26s”


The chair of Trinity Labour Youth has said she is “devastated” that the campaign to reverse controversial cuts to jobseekers allowance for those aged under 26, did not result in the government doing so in today’s budget.

Speaking to Trinity …


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


The fifth budget of the 31st Dail was clearly designed with an eye to the upcoming general election – while trumpeting headline changes like cuts to the rates of USC, free pre-school childcare and some minor increases in social welfare …


Budget: Increase to Student Assistant Fund though no reversal to U26 jobseekers cuts

USI president Kevin Donoghue says Fine Gael hasn’t taken the opportunity to fully invest in young people



The release of Budget 2016 has seen a further €3 million committed to the Student Assistance Fund (SAF), after several years of decreases. However the jobseekers allowance for under 26s, which was cut in Budget 2014, remains unchanged despite a …


TDs debate Budget 2015 in TCD

Andrew O’Donovan reports on DUBES’ post-budget analysis event.

newsIrish people should “forget this unemployment number” and instead focus on the government’s employment target of 2 million people, Fine Gael TD, Tom Barry, said at yesterday’s Dublin University Business and Economics Society (DUBES) post-budget analysis event.

Speaking to about …


Better in than out

Rory O’Donoghue

Staff Writer

Lock all the doors, cover over the windows, close all entry points! The hoards of immigrants are coming and they are armed with EU regulations to destroy life as we know it!”

I accept that this …


The Student Doth Protest Too Little

D. Joyce-Ahearne

InDepth Editor

What is the role of the student? How are we perceived? What do we expect of ourselves? We’re drunk and loud on Harcourt Street at three in the morning. We’re discussing Montaigne in Walter Mitty’s over …