General Election

Micheál Martin Repeats Promise of New Higher Education Department

Martin, who first made the proposal last summer, said creating a higher education department is necessary to combat Brexit's risks.
By Sárán Fogarty

For Third-Level, a Sliver of Election Air-Time But Big Questions Unanswered

This week’s manifesto launches have noticeably sidestepped any decision on the Cassells report.

Suntas Tríú-Leibhéil san Olltoghcháin, Ach Ceisteanna Fós le Freagairt

Níl an t-ardoideachas mar thosaíocht ag na páirtithe móra, agus is léir sin óna réitigh, dar leis an mBord Eagarthóireachta.

Fine Gael Promises Three New Technological Universities

Minister for Education Joe McHugh and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor made the announcement this morning.
By Donal MacNamee

‘Our Voices Matter’: UCDSU President Issues General Election Funding Cry

Joanna Siewierska urged politicians to 'stop the commercialisation of higher education'.
By Danielle Varley

Free Transport for Students Among Promises in Green Party Manifesto

The manifesto also prioritise supports for homeless students, students from disadvantaged areas and students in direction provision.
By Emer Moreau

Fianna Fáil Would Maintain €3,000 College Fee in Government

The party also pledged to invest €100 million a year in higher education, but did not commit to any of the funding models in the Cassells report.
By Donal MacNamee

As Election Looms, Trinity to Host Cross-Party Higher Education Debate

The debate is run by the Irish Universities Association, the Union of Students in Ireland, the Technological Higher Education Association and the Royal Irish Academy.
By Sárán Fogarty

IFUT Calls for Fees to be Phased Out by Next Government

The union also called on Ireland's next government to deliver on the funding recommendations in the Cassells report.
By Ella Connolly

In Trinity, Almost 250 Students Register to Vote in General Election

TCDSU President Laura Beston said it 'was really great to see such a positive response from students'.
By Donal MacNamee