Child Benefits in Ireland

Irish Government Expands Child Benefits to Aid Financially Struggling Families of 18-Year-Old Students with Disabilities

In a move aimed at alleviating the financial burden on families with 18-year-old students with disabilities, the Irish government has approved the extension of child benefit benefits. Effective May 1, this support will be granted to students pursuing full-time education. The monthly child benefit, set at 140 euros, is anticipated to benefit approximately 60,000 families, … Read more

One in three students have ‘seriously considered’ dropping out of college – survey

One in every three students has “seriously considered” leaving college for personal, financial, or other reasons. According to a recent student survey, eight out of ten would return to the same college if they dropped out., Ireland’s largest annual survey of students’ experiences in higher education, has looked for the first time at the … Read more

50% fare reduction extended to young adults and students on commercial buses

The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D., is delighted to announce that as of 5th September the Young Adult Card and Student Leap Card fare initiative is being extended to the commercial bus sector. People holding the Young Adult Card and Student Leap Card can now avail of the 50% fare discount with participating commercial … Read more

Students’ union pleads with homeowners to make spare rooms available this September

A students’ union has urgently pleaded with householders to let out a room to students in order to prevent what it calls a “higher education catastrophe.” The University College Dublin (UCD) students’ union said that an increasing number of third-level students’ on-campus experiences are “at risk” as a result of the “failure of successive Governments” … Read more

Minister appeals to homeowners to rent out rooms to students

Homeowners have been urged to help ease the student accommodation crisis by renting out a room and in turn benefit from a generous tax break.  The Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has appealed to homeowners to consider renting rooms to students ahead of the start of the new academic year, in what … Read more

European Medical Universities Admissions Have Begun for 2022 September Batch Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and Pharmacy Courses

Admissions have begun for the 2022 September batch courses of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, and Pharmacy to the universities in Bulgaria. Guidance is immediately available for entrance applications and in securing a university place. StudyWell Medicine offers a friendly, personal service, supporting all aspects of students’ needs. Compared with past years, demand for places will be … Read more

Creative Arts Summer School June 2022-Exploring student’s creativity

Do you want to explore your creative interests and meet other like-minded people? Do you want to pursue a career in the creative industries in Ireland? Do you want to try out different art forms in colleges in Dublin and Cork in an exploratory and fun way? The Creative Arts Summer School (CASS) will take … Read more

5,843 Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools: Department of Education

The Department of Education has said that as of 13 May, 5,843 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Ireland. Out of that figure, 3,968 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 1,875 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools. To assist with the transition of Ukrainian refugees and their families into … Read more

Central helpdesk for Ukrainian students seeking access to higher education studies in Ireland

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has announced the establishment of a National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk. This facility will be available to assist Ukrainian students and researchers who are seeking to continue their higher education studies in Ireland. The National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk, which will be supported in its work by a … Read more

Government of Ireland Education Scholarships awarded to 60 students from across the world

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has awarded Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships to 60 students from across the world. The scholarship is awarded to high-calibre students from non-EU and non-EEA countries. It allows them to study in Ireland full-time for one year. Speaking today, Minister Harris said, … Read more

Leaving Cert reform ‘a momentous move’, says Children’s Rights Alliance

Plans for major reform of the Leaving Certificate have been hailed as “a momentous move” by the Children’s Rights Alliance. The alliance welcomed an announcement from the Department of Education of plans to overhaul subject curricula, aiming to reduce reliance on final exams and move towards increased teacher-based assessment. It said the proposed reforms, informed … Read more

Minister Harris proposes Erasmus program to create EU Scholarship Scheme for Ukrainian students

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has been addressed a meeting of European Education Ministers on the illegal invasion of Ukraine. The meeting focused, amongst other things, on making language provision available for all Ukrainians and ensuring access to third-level education. Speaking at the meeting, Minister Harris said,“Ireland and … Read more

Indian origin student from Longford wins national art competition with hard-hitting poster message

An Indian-origin student from Longford has today been announced as this year’s winner of the National Disability Authority’s Someone Like Me national art competition. Matthew Yacob, a sixth Class student at St Teresa’s National School, Killoe, impressed the judges with a hard-hitting message conveyed through a creative and colorful poster portraying a number of drawings of individuals with … Read more

Indian Origin students, Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar wins top prize at BT Young Scientist

The two Indian Origin students, Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar have won the overall award in the 2022 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition after they devised a new method of solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem.. Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar, both aged 15, took home the top prize for their project entitled “A New … Read more

Two Dublin students winning top award at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Aditya Joshi (15) and Aditya Kumar (16), are the winners of this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Both of them from Synge Street in Dublin have won the top prize for their project entitled “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem”. The project has been presented by the two students in … Read more