Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Those Who Benefit from Graduates Must Contribute to their Third-Level Education

Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, lays out a unique solution to the problems faced by third-level institutions.
By Eamon Ryan
Op-Ed

Access to a Top-Quality Education Should be Determined by Hard Work, not Ability to Pay

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil, explores the failings of the previous government and sets out a plan for more higher education funding, not less.
By Micheál Martin
Op-Ed

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
Op-Ed

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
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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
Op-Ed

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
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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
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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
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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
Op-Ed

20 Questions for the Higher Education Working Group

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