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ITs to merge and receive university status

February 19, 2014

Ireland’s newest universities to be established since 1989 may be created soon, thanks to recently proposed legislation from the Education Minister.

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UCD hosts inaugural Student Legal Convention

February 19, 2014

The inaugural Student Legal Convention held at UCD last Thursday heard from Government Ministers, a Supreme Court judge and the Data Protection Commissioner, amongst others.

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Venue launches Dublin, Differently

February 19, 2014

The Venue recently played host to the launch of an exciting new website which allows tourists to the capital to see Dublin differently. Rebecca Marie O’Connor reports.

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Loud music puts young people at risk of hearing damage

December 18, 2013

Young people in Ireland are at risk of causing severe damage to their hearing as a result of listening to music at high levels, studies by an Irish hearing organisation reveal. Garrett Lavin reports.

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Huge expansion planned to give UL a city centre presence

December 18, 2013

A huge expansion of the University of Limerick to transform the city has been made possible by funding from the European Investment Bank, of which Limerick deputy Micheal Noonan is Governor. Kate Coscoran reports.

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SUs strike back at controversial facebook profiles

November 20, 2013

Students’ Unions in several third-level institutes are calling upon Facebook to remove controversial profiles which are feared to be impacting on students mental health, as Mark Hogan reports.

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Low turnout for youth budget cuts demonstrations

November 6, 2013

The USI President has played down the significance of low turnouts at recent demonstrations against harsh Budget 2014 cuts to supports for those aged under 25, as Ruth Marnell reports.

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Anger expressed as dole is cut for those under 26

October 23, 2013

Budget 2014 brought in harsh cuts to the Jobseeker’s Benefit social welfare allowance for those under-26 and young people and their represenatatives are kicking up a fuss, report Theresa Newman and Finnian Curran.

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Excise duty on alcohol increased in budget

October 23, 2013

A 10c excise was placed on the price of alcohol in Budget 2014, but those who called for a minimum price to be placed on alcohol believe this won’t go far enough, as Ruth Marnell reports.

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Hike in medical card prescription charge in Budget 2014

October 23, 2013

Budget 2014 announced changes to the Medical Card system and a hike in the cost of Medical Card prescriptions – DCU’s health services are not in a position to cater for Medical Card students however, as Theresa Newman reports.

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What about the Seanad?

September 26, 2013

With just one week to go until we decide whether or not to keep one of our Houses of the Oireachtas, The College View looks at what exactly it is the Seanad does.