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Number of students receiving grants up almost 19,000 since 2013

The number of third-level students that have received financial grants over the past five years has risen by 18,778 in Ireland. According to figures provided by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), the number of students that have received financial grants rose from 60,022 in the academic year 2013-2014 to 78,778 in the academic year 2016-2017.

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Highest STI rates found in young adults

Ireland has experienced huge changes in society over the last thirty years. While traditionally Ireland was a predominantly catholic and conservative country, attitudes and behaviours around sex are changing and with a more liberal contemporary Irish population emerging, our sex lives have transformed along with this. The National Medicines Information Centre says, “A recent Irish

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Student activists demonstrate solidarity with Palestine

The conflict between Israel and Palestine was brought to the forefront of public consciousness again last summer when Israel launched an offensive on the 8th of July. Increased rocket fire into Israeli territory by Hamas sparked the reaction, which in turn was due to a crackdown on Hamas by Israel, after the disappearances and deaths

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Hotels and Digs: The new student life

Soaring rent prices and a lack of accommodation in Dublin is forcing third level students to choose to study outside of the capital or in many cases, commute. Finding accommodation, and the money to finance it, is a huge struggle for students and one student who knows this more than most is 22 year old, Cian.

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The life of a commuter

According to figures released by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) this summer, a student living away from home can expect to spend at least €10,980 per year, while living at home is nearly €4,000 cheaper. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has said around 18 per cent of students are in “serious financial difficulty” and

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