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Making Cents: Consumers urged to use gift cards early

November 29, 2017

As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, consumers buying gift cards and vouchers have been warned to use them up early to avoid falling victim to overly restrictive terms and conditions.

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Reports of assaults on mental health staff reach 149

November 29, 2017

Almost 150 mental health staff reported being physically assaulted by their patients in 2017 so far, an increase of 138 since 2015. A recent FOI from the HSE revealed that 149 of staff working in

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Irish students pay second highest fees in Europe

November 15, 2017

Irish students are paying the second highest fees in Europe behind the UK. However, only 60 per cent of Irish students are actually paying full fees as almost half were aided by the grant system

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Boots emergency contraception cost cut

October 11, 2017

DCU students slam the suggestion that a cheaper morning after pill would lead to the misuse or overuse of the emergency contraception. Following an onslaught of backlash back in July when the company refused to

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Taoiseach dismisses UK and US style loan scheme

October 11, 2017

Leo Varadkar’s unclear plans for the proposed ‘Student Loan Scheme’ outraged the Union of Students in Ireland, who led the march for publicly funded education in Dublin on October 3rd. The Taoiseach ruled out the

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Will plain packaging deter student smokers?

October 11, 2017

DCU students don’t believe the change to cigarette packaging will make much of a difference to Irish smoking habits.   Ireland isn’t the first country to implement unbranded cigarette packaging in order to deter people from smoking, following Australia, France and

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Strong student representation at March for Repeal

September 30, 2017

“We must stop shipping our shame across the Irish Sea,” USI president Michael Kerrigan exclaimed as he addressed over a thousand students gathered at the front square of TCD to campaign to repeal the Eighth

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Double digit rent increases continue in Dublin

September 27, 2017

The cost of renting nationally is 11.8 percent higher than this time last year, and rents in Dublin have risen an average of 12.3 percent annually according to a report released by Daft.ie. This is the

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Pay gap for Irish Graduates wider than in Europe

September 27, 2017

The pay gap of Irish graduate students is much wider than that of European students, it has been found. The Education at a Glance report 2017 shows benefits for Irish graduate students as the Oireachtas