General Election


How Cassells Might Actually be Keeping Third-Level Away From Election Spotlight

Higher education has hardly featured in the general election campaign so far.

An Election Timed to Puncture the Youth Vote? It Suits Fine Gael Just Fine

If Fine Gael really wanted students to vote, it wouldn't hold an election the week before a new register of electors kicks in, writes Cormac Watson.
By Cormac Watson

The Big Two Parties on Higher Education – In Their Own Words

Ahead of the election, Faye Curran looks back at the words and deeds of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael when it comes to third-level education in Ireland.
By Faye Curran

In Election Manifesto, USI Calls for an End to Student Contribution

USI's manifesto also argues for free public transport for students and legal protections for asylum seekers in formal education.
By Donal MacNamee and Cormac Watson

The Taoiseach Says a Saturday Vote Helps Students. How About Some Policies Instead?

Students deserve policies worth voting for in the upcoming general election. So far, we've not seen much, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins

Trinity Student Tate Donnelly to Run for Election as Green Party Candidate

Donnelly, who announced his campaign today, is the youngest general election candidate in the country.
By Cormac Watson

Ireland Will Take to the Polls for General Election on February 8th

The dissolution of the Dáil will put pressure on higher education lobby groups to make third-level a significant issue for voters.
By Donal MacNamee

Government Must Give ‘Clarity’ on Voter Registration Ahead of Election, Says USI

USI President Lorna Fitzpatrick demanded that the government ensure voters registered in the last year will be automatically able to vote.
By Donal MacNamee

Trinity Graduate Conor Reddy to Contest General Election for PBP

The veteran activist says he wants to "break the cycle of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael rule" in Ireland.
By Orla Murnaghan

The Trinity Twenty: General Election Edition

Dominic McGrath and Sinéad Loftus profile 20 Trinity students and graduates running in today's general election.