Fears for progress on two Educate Together Schools in Tipperary

Tipperary is one of five counties that currently have no provision of Educate Together national schools.  Hopes that this situation would be rectified in the near future were today threatened on foot of a recent decision in Killarney where the Diocese of Kerry has agreed to transfer patronage of a national school directly to the […]

Students warned not to let hay fever affect their exam performance

Asthma Society launches free pollen tracker & hay fever tips Hay fever is very common, affecting about one in five people Up to 94% of hay fever patients report that their symptoms have an impact on work/school performance[1] If you have asthma, hay fever can make your asthma symptoms worse Grass pollen is the most […]

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 […]

Calling Tipperary Students To Submit Entries For Dancing With The Stars

Actress and RTÉ Dancing With The Stars hopeful Aoibhín Garrihy, is set to bring a splash of sequins and some newly learned Samba skills to the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. The former Fair City star joins this year’s expert judging panel alongside actress and author Amy Huberman and is encouraging students and […]

Tipp Student Brian Melbourne Wins Tralee IT Student of the Year Award

Almost 1,000 students graduated recently at the IT Tralee Graduation Ceremonies at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. During the ceremonies, four graduates of the BSc Agricultural Science and BSc Agricultural Engineering courses were presented with Outstanding Student of Year awards from Dairymaster. These awards were presented by Dr. John Daly, Research & Innovation Manager at Dairymaster. […]

Deirdre Clune MEP meets with LIT Tipperary Campus students

Deirdre Clune MEP met with students and Martin Fitzgerald from the Department of Applied Social Science, Limerick IT Tipperary Campus, Thurles in the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, November 15th. The group were in parliament as part of the European Parliament Visitors programme, and MEP Clune was delighted to meet with them to speak […]

‘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 […]

Updated RACE scheme to benefit Tipperary students sitting exams – Ombudsman for Children

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office, has welcomed the changes made by the State Examinations Commission to the Reasonable Accommodations at Certificate Examinations (RACE) Scheme. Changes to this scheme reflect directly the recommendations made by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office in a report published in June. Commenting on the changes made to the RACE scheme, Dr […]

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