More than 200 house parties recorded in Cork city centre properties – Irish Examiner

More than 220 house parties have taken place in a small residential area in the heart of Cork city since the end of May, according to terrified residents, who fear rising antisocial behaviour and the potential spread of Covid-19. According to an ongoing survey in operation since May, they are all based along a narrow

WIT president defends decision to charge full student fees as almost all classes move online –

Image: Shutterstock/wutzkohphoto Image: Shutterstock/wutzkohphoto THE PRESIDENT OF the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) said students will be asked to pay full fees for this academic year as all lectures and tutorials move online.  Students and staff were informed last week of the blended learning approach for the upcoming academic year.  Some activities such as labs

Dreaming of the van life: To buy or rent a campervan? – EIN News

Campervan hire As camping is more popular than ever, many are debating whether it’s more convenient to rent or buy a campervan. DUBLIN, IRELAND, August 31, 2020 / — Self-catering holidays are at its all-time high, as camping and campervan travel is trending in Ireland. The Caravan and Motorhome Club have reported more than 1000

Amid housing and climate concerns, Australians find more to love about Tasmania's capital city – CityMetric

Across Europe, as eviction bans lift, tidal waves of homelessness threaten to devastate cities. While leaders in the UK, Ireland and elsewhere have appealed to private landlord’s compassion to find common ground with tenants during the pandemic, many are already ensuring that the “new normal” doesn’t threaten their bottom line. In the UK – where

Matt Damon is officially back in Dublin and staying in Killiney this time around –

The Hollywood A-lister caused quite the excitement when he spent lockdown in Ireland with the rest of us joe soaps via GIPHY Good Will Hunting actor Matt Damon is officially back in Dublin for the return of filming Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel. The Hollywood A-lister caused quite the excitement in the midst of lockdown

Students 'left in dark' over return to college – Irish Examiner

Third-level students say they have been ‘left in the dark’ in relation to colleges reopening. While some universities have given their students a preliminary indication of their hours, most institutions have not clarified how many in-person hours students will have on exactly what days, leading to confusion around booking accommodation for the entire year. Waterford IT

Cork house party with smoke machine mistaken for house fire –

Residents near University College Cork (UCC) who endured a summer of ‘Covid House parties’ have expressed disgust after the fire brigade was called to a rental in the area where instead of a blaze they found a large party complete with a smoke machine. Fireman had to force their way into the rented property on

Una Mullally: The exhilarated enlightenment of lockdown has almost evaporated – The Irish Times

Six months on from Ireland’s first case of Covid-19, the country continues to reel from the physical, psychological, emotional and economic impacts of collectively dealing with a serious illness. People have lost loved ones, jobs, work, opportunities, planned celebrations and travels, and the sense of security that allows us to move forward, plan and imagine

How digital hubs could replace working from home – and the office –

Opinion: digital hubs may provide the halfway house between working 100% from home and commuting daily to the office By Maébh Coleman, Marian Jennings and Rowena Hennigan, TU Dublin Our world of work has been changed forever by Covid-19. 80% of us now favour a hybrid model, working remotely for a portion of the week and on-site for the

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister –

The University College Dublin campus. Image: Shutterstock/haireena The University College Dublin campus. Image: Shutterstock/haireena STUDENTS SHOULD BE refunded for accommodation if another Covid-19 lockdown forces the closure of colleges, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said.  In an interview with RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Claire Byrne, Harris said that “students were treated a