In a statement, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) said that universities are conscious of the uncertainty students are facing and have therefore planned to begin semester two of the academic year predominantly online.
Universities have told students they may not have the capacity to accommodate all those affected by errors made in the Leaving Cert results
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has approved funding for 15 new female professor positions, to help reduce the gender gap that exists for senior academic roles.
Private student accommodation opposite University College Dublin (UCD) has been shut down after fire safety problems were detected in the building.
A number of colleges and universities across Ireland are planning to offer short-term rentals to students who will be completing the majority of their studies for the next academic year online.