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Minister Harris Encourages Students to Apply for SUSI Grants by July 9th

The newly appointed Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has issued a call for students to apply for SUSI grants for 2020/2021 by July 9th, if they have not done so already. July…

How the New Department of Higher Education Will Affect Students

With the formation of a new government comes the announcement of the new Department for Higher Education, Innovation and Science. Simon Harris, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow is now to take the position of a dedicated Minister for Higher Education,…

Harris’ Appointment as Minister for Higher Education Widely Welcomed.

The 33rd Dáil has elected outgoing Minister for Health Simon Harris as the Minister for the new Department of Higher Education, Innovation and Research. He will succeed Mary Mitchell O’Connor who held the junior position since higher education became a…

8th Amendment Referendum To Be Held In Early Summer

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has tonight announced that the Cabinet has agreed to hold a referendum on the 8th amendment which would likely occur at the end of May. The referendum will ask the Irish people whether or not Article 40.3.3…

Obesity In Ireland: A Problem or Not?

Obesity in Ireland is a major problem. One that is not just linked to genetic disorders or bad diets, but is a direct result of inequalities within different socio-economic groups and an indirect result of the socialisation of different lifestyles….