Irish students paying second-highest fees in Europe

The UK charges third-level students the highest fees in Europe coming in at just over €10,000 per year


Irish students are paying the second-highest fees for third level education in Europe, according to report published by the European Commission.

The report, which compares the college fees in 42 European education systems, found that only the United Kingdom (UK)


Students Against Fees decide to campaign against the housing crisis

The direction of the grassroots movement was decided tonight at a public meeting


Students Against Fees (SAF) decided to expand their campaign to include the housing crisis at a public meeting held in the Synge theatre in the Arts Building this evening.

Nearly 30 students discussed the recent developments in student housing at


Number of British students applying to Irish colleges drops by 10%

The number of Irish students applying to UK universities has also dropped significantly

The number of British students applying to Irish universities has fallen by 10% in 2016, according to The Irish Times. The decrease is in response to a potential rise in fees following the Brexit vote, as British students may be


Trinity professor expresses concern over possible fee increases for NI students

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer spoke of her concern at an Oireachtas Education Committee meeting

A Trinity professor has expressed her “horror” that Northern Irish students, following Brexit, may have to pay non-EU fees in order to study at a third level institution in the Republic of Ireland and vice-versa. Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern


TCDSU Council votes to lobby against increased fees and unpaid placement in Pharmacy course

A motion was brought before Council by SF Pharmacy class rep Niamh Loughlin

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has voted in favour of a motion to lobby relevant bodies to reconsider fees of up to €8000 and unpaid placements for some present and future Trinity pharmacy students.


Changes introduced to the pharmacy


Trinity in breach of advertising regulations

Adertising Standards Authority states that regulations had been breached when publicising a Masters programme

Trinity has breached advertising regulations when publicising a Masters programme on its website, according to the Irish Independent. A complaint was made with regards to the advertising of fees for a two-year Masters course in Cognitive Psychotherapy.

According to the …


Irish universities owed millions in unpaid charges

The seven universities and DIT are owed a total of €1.3 million in unpaid student charges


Irish universities are owed millions by students in unpaid fines and charges. According to a recent report in The Irish Times, the seven universities and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) are owed a total of €1.3 million in unpaid student …


Students Against Fees formalise structure & plan future actions

During their meeting, Students Against Fees elected a formal committee and voted to begin preparations for a protest action in the near future.


At a meeting this evening, Students Against Fees outlined their plans for the near future and moved to a more formal structure. The meeting, titled “How we can win in our fight for free education”, was attended by around 20 …


HEAD TO HEAD: Student Loans

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


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 …


Students Against Fees holds its first public meeting of the academic year

Anti-fees group prepares to spread its message throughout the student body

NEWSStudents Against Fees (SAF), a group founded to oppose student loans and fee increases, held its first public meeting of the academic year last night. Members discussed issues such as mobilising the student body and preparing for the planned march …