National News

Making Cents: Consumers urged to use gift cards early

November 29, 2017

As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, consumers buying gift cards and vouchers have been warned to use them up early to avoid falling victim to overly restrictive terms and conditions.


My Christmas is bigger than your Christmas

November 15, 2017

Halloween is over. As soon as that last firework fizzled into the sky, the sound of bells can be faintly heard jingling in the distance. The shops burn all their spooky gear in a bonfire

Student Life

The race to rent

October 9, 2013

How students are coping as the cost of renting increases


Money matters: from cattle to coins

March 29, 2013

Abba told us that money must be funny in a rich man’s world. But money isn’t all that funny. Abba was wrong. The Swedish lied to us. The definition of money is “anything accepted by

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Merry Money

December 4, 2012

“Christmas is a race to see which gives out first – your money or your feet.” So Christmas is just around the corner and recession or no recession we love to splash out during the

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Student Life

Counting coppers, the cost of college

November 28, 2012

Almost everyone can remember when they first started looking for a grant. When they made those first few tentative Google searches with more hope than expectation. What did those searches turn up? SUSI. The students’

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65 Extra Places For Access Students Despite Cuts

September 24, 2011

By Ciara Moore First year students entering DCU through the HEAR scheme will not have their Access scholarship grant cut despite a large rise in the intake of students to the programme this year. A