Gaelic Players Association launches Student Report 2019 – Lives of student inter-county players are a juggling act

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has revealed the latest insights into the lives of over a third of its members, who are third-level students. 63% of the GPA’s student-members are 21 – 24 years of age and 93% are full-time students, and all of them face the specific challenge of managing the demands of being […]

Free EU interrail tickets available to Irish teens

The leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly MEP, is urging Irish young people to apply for DiscoverEU travel passes before Thursday 28th November.   “Almost 50,000 young people have been awarded a travel pass since the first application round of DiscoverEU in June 2018, which was championed by the EPP,” noted […]

Students Invited To Take Part In Young Travel Writers Competition

A writing competition aimed at discovering Ireland’s best young travel writers has been announced by the organiser’s of the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, which is set to take place in the heritage town of Lismore in County Waterford this June 13th to 17th 2018.   Young writers are now invited to write an 800-word short story […]

Flagship Event for Ireland’s Transition Year Students

Over 3,000 secondary students and teachers from all over the country attended last year’s HealthFest event in the RDS in Dublin. Organised by the National Dairy Council and safefood, the free event has become one of the most highly anticipated events for transition year students. This year’s event is being held on Thursday 26th April at the National […]

Free GP care for USI students with VideoDoc

374,000 USI student members to have access to free online GP consultations   VideoDoc, the Irish leading digital healthcare provider, is announcing their 7 day a week online GP service will be provided free of charge to all 374,000 student members of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).  The service will be available free […]

LIT Open Day To Attract Thousands Of Students

Second level students attending this year’s Open Days at Limerick Institute of Technology will be among the first to be educated at the institute’s planned engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh. The Open Days, which take place on Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, will allow potential students the opportunity to see first hand all that Ireland’s fastest growing third […]

New start-up SwitchingRooms.ie provides students with rent-free accommodation

www.switchingrooms.ie is a new online start-up that provides a solution to the housing shortage and escalating rents third level students face. Switching Rooms provides a platform for students to advertise the room they are leaving behind, on its database, search for a suitable match in the required destination and do a direct swap thus eliminating the crippling […]

Young Travel Writers Competition Opens to Students Across Ireland

A writing competition aimed at discovering Ireland’s best young travel writers has been announced by the organiser’s of the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, which is set to take place in the heritage town of Lismore in county Waterford this June.   Young writers are now invited to write an 800-word short story about their […]

Farmers join Environmentalists To Back Bill To Ban Fracking

As an Oireachtas Committee began hearings on a draft law to ban fracking, today the IFA is joining local groups, environmentalists, water specialists and student campaigners to call for the Bill to be passed without delay.  Hildegarde Naughton TD, the Chair of Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, received a petition from the groups, signed by […]

‘Chats for Change’ Packs To Be Distributed Across College Campuses

The Union of Students in Ireland will distribute thousands of ‘Chats for Change’ packs across Irish college campuses, in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, See Change’s Please Talk, Twitter and Roberts Tea. The campaign encourages students to proactively engage with their peers about mental health through conversation.  The campaign will also include tips […]

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