Labour Will Not Tolerate Destructive, Socially Regressive Education Policies

Joan Burton, leader of the Labour Party, discusses future funding options for higher education that will see the sector thrive.
By Joan Burton

We Don’t Have to Live in an Unequal Society

Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin, argues for total reform of the education sector and the elimination of third-level fees.
By Gerry Adams

Without Investment in Third-Level, Ireland’s Long-Term Prosperity is in Danger

Stephen Donnelly, co-leader of the Social Democrats, argues that politicians must pay greater attention to student concerns.
By Stephen Donnelly

Disability Must Become a Priority in General Election Promises

Tom Clonan, independent candidate for the Seanad, describes his experience with Ireland’s disability services, and advocates for more efforts from the government.
By Tom Clonan

In Identifying Ways to Determine Potential in the Leaving Cert, Debate and Scrutiny are Welcome

Professor Patrick Geoghegan, project sponsor of the Trinity Admissions Feasibility Study, defends the need for alternative measures of potential.
By Patrick Geoghegan

Students Need to “Rock the Vote” Again

Senator Gerard Craughwell argues that students have proved that a single vote makes a difference and must maintain this momentum for general election 2016.
By Gerard Craughwell

Trinity’s Admissions Study is Still Fundamentally Flawed

Despite recent changes to Trinity’s admissions feasibility study, it still fails to improve on the “rational, transparent process” of the Leaving Cert, writes the former General Manager of the CAO.
By John McAvoy

20 Questions for the Higher Education Working Group

The leak of the Cassells report leaves many questions unanswered.
By Brian Lucey

Students Are the Ones Who Suffer with a “Funding” Loan System

Students should not be the ones bearing the brunt of the need for greater institutional funding, writes USI President Kevin Donoghue.
By Kevin Donoghue

It’s Not Clear that Tenure Track will Help Women

Prof Pat O'Connor, a member of the HEA Gender Equality panel, argues that the new tenure track system could hinder career progression for women.
By Pat O'Connor