National News

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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More Irish students choosing to study in US

November 20, 2013

The number of Irish students travelling to the US to study has risen significantly, as more scholarships are made available and students look to add to their CVs, as Laura Colgan reports.

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Plans for South-East Technical University gain momentum

November 6, 2013

Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT are soon to submit plans to the Higher Education Authority, bringing the establishment of the South-East’s new Technical University another step closer, as Elaine Carroll reports.

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UCD student’s attacker convicted

November 6, 2013

The attacker of UCD postgraduate student Natasha McShane has finally been convicted of her attempted murder in an incident which left her barely able to walk or talk, Karla Chubb reports.

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UCD takes pro-choice stance

October 23, 2013

Students of UCD have voted for their university to adopt a pro-choice stance on abortion, but concern has been raised over the lack of publicity the campaign received on campus, as Emily Bodkin reports.

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Trinity SU President faces impeachment referendum

October 23, 2013

A referendum is to be held on the position of Trinity Students’ Union President Tom Lenihan, whose presidency is alleged to be causing disquiet amongst the university’s community, as Sarah Curran reports.

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All third-level graduates to have vote for Seanad

October 23, 2013

Following the vote to retain the Seanad, Taoiseach Enda Kenny will extend the right to vote in elections for the Seanad to graduates of all Irish third-level institutions, as Bryan Grogan reports.

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Surge in numbers of enrolled student priests

October 9, 2013

This year has seen a surge in the number of entrants to the National Seminary in Maynooth. Bryan Grogan explores the trend and just what’s involved in studying for the priesthood.

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USI stage demonstrations as budget looms

October 9, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland have begun a series of demonstrations, with marches stage recently in Dublin, Cork and Silgo as Budget 2014 looms. Sean Defoe and Nicole O’Connor explore what measures students can expect and the actions being undertaken by the USI to prevent further cuts.

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UCC experiment with alcohol-free student accommodation

October 9, 2013

University College Cork are this year piloting a sceme whereby the consumption of alcohol has been prohibited in certain on-campus accommodation. Garrett Lavin found out that DCU’s Accommodation Department have considered introducing simliar.

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Just 3% of students report unwanted sexual experiences

October 9, 2013

A recent survey conducted by the Union of Students in Ireland has found that just 3 per cent of Irish third-level students report unwanted sexual experiences, despite 16 per cent encountering them. The study surveyed over 2,750 students online earlier this year, as Suzanne Cooper reports.

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UCD students vote for a smoke-free campus

October 9, 2013

UCD students have voted in favour of making their campus a smoke-free zone, however their Students’ Union Equality and Welfare Officer is not sure whether the ban can be implemented. Trinity College are said to be considering a similar move, as Laura Colgan reports.

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Digital footprints could make students unemployable

October 9, 2013

Students could be making themselves unemployable, a social media expert has told the inaugural conference of the Education and Training Boards Ireland. Emily Bodkin warns students of the potential dangers and advises on how these can be avoided.

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Dutch Finance Minister in UCC Masters Mix-Up

April 24, 2013

The biography of one of Europe’s leading politicians, the Dutch Finance Minister, wrongly claimed he had obtained a Masters award from UCC – the masters he claimed to have does not exist.

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NUIG students vote pro-choice

March 20, 2013

The students of NUI Galway have decided that their college will take a pro-choice stance on abortion. This comes after 2,478 of the 3,454 students that voted in the referendum supported NUI Galway adopting a pro-choice

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UCD votes to disaffiliate from USI while NUIM remains

March 6, 2013

University College Dublin students have decided to split from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) with a 63% majority from 2700 votes. The university now has one year to notify USI of its intentions