The end finally appears to be in sight to the Brexit negotiations which have dominated the agenda for the entirety of Leo Varadkar’s time as Taoiseach.
With the fallout from Brexit we sneer at Britain and bolster our own sense of national pride, but it is easy to overlook our own selfish approach to Europe’s resources. As a nation we love to be loved. The “best fans in the world”, our culture and history is celebrated across the globe, just friendly rogues out for the craic.
DCU Students’ Union received a petition for a referendum on the university’s stance on a united Ireland last week.
Universities in Northern Ireland are considering creating joint academic posts with institutions in the south, including DCU, to combat implications imposed by Brexit.
There has been an 18 per cent drop in Irish student applications to UK universities this year according to reports by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.
The number of students applying to study in the UK has dropped by about 20% since the Brexit vote in 2016.
Irish students applying for colleges in England and Wales next year will not face a rise in registration fees.