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# students - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Parents' group accuse Foley of 'kicking the ball down the road' on 2023 Leaving Cert
# Students
# Students

Parents' group accuse Foley of 'kicking the ball down the road' on 2023 Leaving Cert

May 31st 2022, 6:15 PM 17,162 Views 9 Comments

The CSSPA, which represents parents from over 340 schools, says students will be ‘hugely disadvantaged and unfairly treated’.

# students - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Nearly 80 students allege they were conned out of cash by international travel agency
# Investigation
# Investigation

Nearly 80 students allege they were conned out of cash by international travel agency

May 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,108 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí in Dublin are investigating.

# students - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications
# J1
# J1

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications

May 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,445 Views 4 Comments
  • Many students going on a J1 with travel company USIT are still waiting to receive their visa, with their flight dates just weeks away, reports Emer Moreau
  • They're unsure when they'll be able to travel to the US, and therefore can't secure accommodation or tell their employers when they can start working
  • Students pay USIT up to €1,100 to organise their trip, including setting up mandatory interviews at the US Embassy in Dublin and liaising with US-based companies who sponsor those on the J1 scheme

# students - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says
# Third Level Education
# Third Level Education

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says

Updated May 4th 2022, 1:32 PM 11,899 Views 20 Comments

The Higher Education Minister said the Government is firmly against “unfair” student loans.

# students - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
# SUSI
# SUSI

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,810 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

# students - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Students who get Blind Pension to be included in law amending means-testing for PhD scholarships
# Phd Students
# Phd Students

Students who get Blind Pension to be included in law amending means-testing for PhD scholarships

Mar 15th 2022, 10:00 AM 8,440 Views 0 Comments

The law, first brought in last year, aims to remove a barrier for PhD students who are disabled.

# students - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Over 20% increase in applications for courses related to the environment, new CAO figures show
# Next Level
# Next Level

Over 20% increase in applications for courses related to the environment, new CAO figures show

Mar 9th 2022, 6:35 AM 5,936 Views 1 Comment

There was a significant drop in the number of people seeking to study midwifery in 2022.

# students - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey
# Survey
# Survey

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey

Jan 27th 2022, 1:41 PM 16,111 Views 17 Comments

Three in ten students said they did not feel well informed about intervening as a bystander.

# students - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead

Jan 11th 2022, 11:36 AM 30,012 Views 42 Comments

Two teachers unions – the ASTI and the TUI – said speculation that State exams would not be held as usual was “unhelpful”.

# students - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Ireland U21 striker Whelan named November's Player of the Month after netting 25 goals in 2021
# Prolific
From The42
# Prolific

Ireland U21 striker Whelan named November's Player of the Month after netting 25 goals in 2021

Dec 7th 2021, 11:07 AM 6,848 Views 2 Comments

The Kilkenny native helped the Students win promotion back to the top flight.

# students - Monday 6 December, 2021

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 12:27 PM 27,676 Views 60 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

# students - Sunday 7 November, 2021

UCD survive scare to see off Treaty comeback and seal promotion play-off spot
# Students
From The42
# Students

UCD survive scare to see off Treaty comeback and seal promotion play-off spot

Nov 7th 2021, 7:46 PM 4,412 Views 4 Comments

The Students now face Bray Wanderers at a neutral venue in two weeks’ time.

# students - Friday 5 November, 2021

Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister
# Spiked
# Spiked

Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister

Nov 5th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,519 Views 26 Comments

Minister Simon Harris says there have been a number of cases in the UK that are concerning.

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
# Student Options
# Student Options

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes

Nov 5th 2021, 1:02 PM 14,399 Views 30 Comments

The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.

# students - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
# Dismissive Comments
# Dismissive Comments

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing

Oct 12th 2021, 10:25 PM 54,817 Views 50 Comments

“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was facile. I just didn’t understand the point he was making.”

# students - Friday 8 October, 2021

Colleges around the country say that some students are having to rely on food banks to get by
# Food Banks
# Food Banks

Colleges around the country say that some students are having to rely on food banks to get by

Oct 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,482 Views 57 Comments
  • UCC Students' Union food bank ran out of food in 50 minutes on Wednesday.
  • Volunteers say demand has spiked in the face of rent hikes and other living costs.
  • Students' representatives say it's a result of third level education being underfunded by the Government, writes Céimin Burke.

# students - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Councils told that student beds must be for students unless there's a 'compelling' reason
# Change Of Use
# Change Of Use

Councils told that student beds must be for students unless there's a 'compelling' reason

Sep 29th 2021, 3:00 PM 12,230 Views 18 Comments

There have been concerns about purpose-built student accommodation being used for other purposes.

# students - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Pop-up vaccination centres to open on college campuses
# Pop Vaccine Centres
# Pop Vaccine Centres

Pop-up vaccination centres to open on college campuses

Sep 18th 2021, 11:48 AM 12,591 Views 6 Comments

Paul Reid said that hospital numbers beginning to fall but intensive care numbers are rising.

# students - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Sep 15th 2021, 4:24 PM 15,533 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach said a “close eye” will be kept on colleges and what they charge in for rent.

# students - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity
# Consent
# Consent

9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity

Aug 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,756 Views 49 Comments

The results of the new Consent Communication study by NUI Galway’s Active* Consent programme.

# students - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro

Aug 10th 2021, 5:40 PM 26,208 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí are advising students to be cautious of scams ahead of the new academic year.

# students - Friday 30 April, 2021

Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas
# Student Visas
# Student Visas

Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas

Apr 30th 2021, 7:07 PM 19,153 Views 34 Comments

The Department of Justice has said that they will take a pragmatic approach to the situation.

# students - Thursday 22 April, 2021

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres

Apr 22nd 2021, 4:57 PM 25,726 Views 20 Comments

The health minister said last month that he had met students administering vaccines.

# students - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party
# Students
# Students

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party

Apr 21st 2021, 1:41 PM 14,481 Views 0 Comments

Social media circulated videos in early March showed a largescale street party in the Castletroy area, adjacent to UL.

# students - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld

Mar 9th 2021, 8:27 PM 12,417 Views 13 Comments

The heads of a Bill approved today will put this year’s exams and accredited grades system on a legal footing.

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as media outlets ordered to shut
# Students
# Students

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as media outlets ordered to shut

Mar 9th 2021, 7:08 AM 4,451 Views 8 Comments

Students and other civilians took part in one of many daily protests across the country against the military’s seizure of power last month.

# students - Sunday 7 March, 2021

'I handed in my dissertation on Monday - on Tuesday college was called off'
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

'I handed in my dissertation on Monday - on Tuesday college was called off'

Mar 7th 2021, 9:30 AM 21,395 Views 0 Comments

Students from Trinity College Dublin have made a documentary about their lives during the pandemic, which captures experiences from across the globe.

# students - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain

Feb 18th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,351 Views 5 Comments

“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.

# students - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 2:15 PM 49,075 Views 64 Comments

The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.

# students - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,373 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

# students - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,653 Views 29 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

# students - Thursday 7 January, 2021

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
# Education
# Education

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 66,497 Views 221 Comments

Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.

# students - Thursday 24 December, 2020

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach
# Students
# Students

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach

Dec 24th 2020, 9:19 AM 15,337 Views 30 Comments

Students currently pay €3,000 annually to attend college, a rate that is among the highest in Europe.

# students - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?

Dec 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,814 Views 40 Comments

The government last week voted against a motion to pay student nurses on placement.

# students - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract

Oct 1st 2020, 8:06 PM 94,770 Views 73 Comments

To date, €163,000 has been paid to Polymetrika for the calculated grades system.

'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract

Oct 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 24,231 Views 25 Comments

The cost of the calculated grades system is €160,000.

# students - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí in Galway deny claims they will share student addresses with colleges over house parties
# NUIG
# NUIG

Gardaí in Galway deny claims they will share student addresses with colleges over house parties

Sep 30th 2020, 12:28 PM 29,210 Views 18 Comments

The Mayor of Galway said that gardaí would be passing the details of students who have house parties to colleges.

Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home
# NUIG
# NUIG

Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home

Sep 30th 2020, 6:45 AM 26,582 Views 14 Comments

One NUIG student is trying to leave his accommodation partly due to rising cases in Galway.

# students - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

1,600 drivers, more buses and 650 bus escorts: €137m spend gets green light so school transport can run at 50% capacity
# Students
# Students

1,600 drivers, more buses and 650 bus escorts: €137m spend gets green light so school transport can run at 50% capacity

Sep 29th 2020, 8:04 PM 19,997 Views 26 Comments

Over 97,600 children are being transported daily to school.

# students - Friday 25 September, 2020

NUIG students warned they could face expulsion if they fail to stick to Covid-19 guidelines
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

NUIG students warned they could face expulsion if they fail to stick to Covid-19 guidelines

Sep 25th 2020, 7:13 AM 23,643 Views 11 Comments

Students have been urged to “socialise safely and call out reckless behaviour”.

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