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Minister Burton addresses grant delay problems

November 28, 2012

Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton told DCU students the grant application system should be open earlier to avoid delays in grant payments to students. The Minister addressed a branch meeting of Labour DCU last

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Inquiry launched by Minister to inspect finances in WIT

November 28, 2012

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is under inquiry by order of the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn over the relationship between WIT and the companies providing on-campus services. This decision comes after the June report

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Dobson: No one should be refused the right to education

November 28, 2012

RTÉ broadcaster Bryan Dobson said he hopes “nothing is done which diminishes accessibility to third level education to any young person in Ireland”. In an interview with The College View following his talk as part

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USI protests outside Gilmore’s office and Dept of Education

November 28, 2012

Over 500 students took to the streets last Monday in an attempt to persuade government officials to keep their promise and not increase third-level fees. The protest took place in Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency, with

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Proposed amendment to University Act needs more discussion

November 28, 2012

DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, says that the proposed amendment to the University Act needs more discussion before they take a stance on it. Speaking to The College View, Doherty said: “Because there’s a

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Sandé honoured with UCD James Joyce Award

November 14, 2012

Musician Emeli Sandé has joined a star-studded list as she has been presented with the James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society at University College Dublin. The Scottish singer-songwriter has been honoured for

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UCDSU angered at library closure

November 14, 2012

The UCDSU and student body were left angered after the decision to reopen the UCD James Joyce library on Sundays was postponed in the last few weeks The Students’ Union announced the decision on their

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UCDSU receive over €1m in BOI loans

November 14, 2012

UCD Students’ Union have been granted loans of over €1million from Bank of Ireland to help sort financial difficulties. Loans totalling €1.075m were taken out by two separate legal entities, UCDSU Ltd and UCDSU Commercial

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Gerry Adams calls on DCU students to stand up

October 31, 2012

Sinn Féin leader and TD, Gerry Adams, has called on DCU students to “stand up” and call for a “different type of Ireland”. Adams was speaking at the Union of Students in Ireland public talk

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Anti-fees campaign a failure, says USI President

October 31, 2012

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President, John Logue has admitted the student rally to Leinster House last year was a failure. Going forward, he believes students need to become proactive and loud in targeting

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Education minister confirms delays on grant payments

October 31, 2012

Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, has confirmed that of more than 60,000 applications made to the new central student grant processing authority over the summer, decisions have been made on just over 12,000 applications while

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First public transgender rally attracts hundreds

October 31, 2012

Several hundred people attended the first public transgender rights rally, The Rally for Recognition, which took place outside Dáil Éireann on Saturday October 20th. Activists gathered to mark the International Day of Struggle for the

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NUIG student living in a tent

October 17, 2012

A student at NUI Galway is currently living in a tent in a secret location off campus to save money and finish his degree. Thirty-year-old Dubliner, Frank Cronin, is living out his final year of

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Trinity vote to remain affiliated with the USI

October 17, 2012

Trinity students have voted to remain affiliated with the Union of Students Ireland (USI) in a USI referendum. The referendum was held after last year’s TCD Student Union president Ryan Barlett said he did not

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TCD ranked highest of Irish Universities

October 17, 2012

There were no Irish universities named in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) latest University World Rankings list. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) was best of the Irish, after they moved up seven

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Conan O’Brien made honorary Trinity patron

October 17, 2012

US chat show supremo, Conan O’Brien, was in Dublin last Thursday to receive an honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). In his acceptance speech, the 49-year-old told how he had looked at the Facebook

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UL to hold Symposium on David Bowie

October 17, 2012

University of Limerick (UL) is holding a three-day event dedicated to David Bowie, marking the 40th anniversary of Bowie’s 1972 hit single, “Changes”. This is an academic event, which will discuss the career and cultural

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UCD Sunday Times University of the Year 2012

October 17, 2012

University College Dublin (UCD) has been named as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012. It’s the second time the university has been awarded the title since the award began 10 years ago. The

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USI attack BOI over Postgrad Loans

October 3, 2012

Bank of Ireland (BOI) have also come under fire from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) for their new postgraduate loan scheme. USI President, John Logue said the postgrad loan scheme will make it

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USI threaten legal action over withheld grants

October 3, 2012

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have threatened legal action against any County Council withholding grants based on payment of the household charge. The threat comes on the back of Clare County Council sending

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Woman faces jail for attending GMIT

October 3, 2012

A woman who failed her first year examinations faces jail unless she complies with a court order preventing her from attending lectures in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Despite failing, Anna Marie Flanagan, from Co.

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UCDSU owed over €120,000 by Student Bar

October 3, 2012

The UCD Students’ Union is owed more than €120,000 by the Student bar, according to UCDSU President, Rachel Breslin. Union representatives have blamed the liability on financial mismanagement. Breslin told UCD’s The University Observer: “From