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.
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.
USI President John Logue has hit out at comments made by the Irish boss of the world’s biggest payment firm, PayPal, who stated graduate employees carry a sense of entitlement and are not hungry enough
The Australian Internships company has set up its first Irish office, giving hundreds of students around the country new opportunities for work placements abroad. The new establishment will offer six-month work placements to students from
DCU graduate, Helen McEntee, feels she shouldn’t be penalised because of her family name as she prepares to run in the Meath East by-election for Fine Gael. Speaking to The College View, McEntee says that
Young unemployed people have been guaranteed a new job, training or education in a new commitment laid down by EU ministers last week. EU Commission president José Manuel Barroso said it will give people who
President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith believes the recent decision by DCU Students to campaign for a free education system is “not a practicable one”. In an interview with The College View, Prof MacCraith said
Labour Party TD, John Lyons, hopes the recent increase in the student contribution charge won’t prevent students in his constituency from accessing third-level education. Speaking to The College View, the TD for Dublin North-West and
Hillary Clinton’s Special Adviser (SA) on Global Youth Issues and Director of the Office of Global Youth Issues, Zeenat Rahman believes young people today have more of a global conscience compared to other generations. In
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Education, TD Charlie McConalogue said opposing the student registration fee will not make the problem of third level funding go away. In an interview with The College View last week, he
Marriage equality is an issue “not for the gay community alone”, according to Labour Party TD, Aodhán Ó’Riordáin. Speaking at a marriage equality talk organised by DCU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Ally (LGBTA) society,
Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn has rejected that a student loan system or a ‘graduate tax’ will be introduced in the budget. Minister Quinn, who was addressing the heads of Irish colleges and universities in
Socialist MEP Paul Murphy believes that a “lost generation is being created” in the current euro crisis. Murphy, a guest for DCU Socialists Students, spoke about the euro crisis and the socialist solution. Murphy spoke
A report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) recommending the merger of DCU, Athlone IT, NUI Maynooth and Dundalk IT remains unpublished after the Minister for Education and three university presidents distanced themselves from