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After Years of Frustrations, I’m Bowing Out as a Trade Union Leader

Mike Jennings recalls his years as a key member in the fight for workers' rights during his time in IFUT.
By Mike Jennings
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Join the March for Choice to Ensure It’s the Last

Annie Hoey argues that we need to make a scene to keep the eighth amendment in the minds of the public.
By Annie Hoey
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If We Want an Equal Society, We Must Fight Against Loan Schemes

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin calls for students to march on October 4th for publicly funded education.
By Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
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Ireland’s Universities Could Reap Brexit’s Benefits, if they Seize its Opportunities

Neale Richmond, who chairs the Seanad Brexit Committee, argues that Irish higher education is uniquely placed to benefit from Brexit.
By Neale Richmond
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Calling All Senators: Vote Today to Reject Loans and Support Free Education

Senator Ivana Bacik argues that the Seanad must vote today to return higher education to something that's free for all students.
By Ivana Bacik
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Breaking News: Students are Adults

It is by refusing to patronise students that we demonstrate our profound respect and high hopes for them, writes Dr Daragh Downes.
By Daragh Downes
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An Income-Contingent Loan Scheme is the Only Option for Ireland and its Students

Dr Aedín Doris and Prof Bruce Chapman argue that a loan scheme would have no negative impact on students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
By Aedín Doris and Bruce Chapman
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Income-Contingent Loans Would be a Risky Course of Action for Ireland

Dr Charles Larkin outlines his research, demonstrating the risks an income-contingent loan scheme would have for Ireland.
By Charles Larkin
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Why I Can’t Support a Student Loan Scheme

Carol Nolan, Sinn Féin education spokesperson and a member of the committee considering higher education funding, on the serious flaws in loan schemes.
By Carol Nolan
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Citizens’ Assembly Vote is an Important Vindication of Human Rights for Women and Girls

Many political and media commentators seek to paint the issue of abortion as controversial or divisive. It is not.
By Colm O'Gorman