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From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is a graduate tax a good idea?

The government is reported to be considering a graduate tax to pay for third-level education. Good idea? Bad idea?

From TheJournal.ie Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications Delayed

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

From The42 Shootouts to potentially decide Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup semi-finals Novel Approach

Shootouts to potentially decide Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup semi-finals

A new concept could be used to settle the outcome of stalemates that arise in third-level GAA games.

From TheJournal.ie More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant SUSI

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting Opinion

Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting

Today’s youth want to be involved in building Ireland’s future, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

From The42 Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on... Final Countdown

Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on...

The Connacht champions midfielder talks to TheScore.ie on coping with Donegal’s midfield challenge, the confidence from beating Dublin and his pre-game routine.

From TheJournal.ie Almost all parents want children to go to college but many can't pay for it Third Level

Almost all parents want children to go to college but many can't pay for it

Survey finds 99 per cent of parents want to send their child to a third level institution but almost half have no funding in place to pay for it.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

From TheJournal.ie Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up Student Finance

Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up

National Consumer Agency says it’s important that students check all penalty charges before choosing their account.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?

A new scheme at TCD means students will need personal statements and references from teachers to get into college. Good idea?

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5 This post contains videos

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie 45 per cent of parents have made no provision for their children’s education Education

45 per cent of parents have made no provision for their children’s education

Over two thirds of parents believe they will have to borrow their children’s third level education.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Frustrated students take to Twitter as problems hit CAO website CAO This post contains images

Pics: Frustrated students take to Twitter as problems hit CAO website

One user wrote: “I’ve just had my parents in sitting on my bed as I was rejected by a website. CAO, you’re destroying my family.” Users are being urged to refresh the site if encountering problems.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Good news, students: New travelcard will have Leap-style capabilities Great Leap Forward

Good news, students: New travelcard will have Leap-style capabilities

Third level students will be able to use the new style travelcard to get Leap Card fare on transport.

From TheJournal.ie Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants Education

Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants

Interest groups say the move could result in children from low-income families being refused maintenance assistance.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college Opinion

Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college

Caught between fees and grants, a growing number of would-be students face missing out altogether. Welcome to the world of the ‘inbetweeners’, writes Patrick Kelleher.

From TheJournal.ie Hibernia College to offer business and IT degrees Third Level

Hibernia College to offer business and IT degrees

The degrees at the online college will be awarded by the University of London.

From TheJournal.ie New online grant system introduced for students Grants

New online grant system introduced for students

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn urged students to apply for grants early this year.

From TheJournal.ie Students’ college fees could rocket within two years Fees

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.

From TheJournal.ie Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll Fees

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

The union’s members have voted in favour of maintaining the USI’s current position in campaigning for fully Exchequer-funded fees.

From TheJournal.ie Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development DIT

Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development

Project will bring together 20,000 students and staff and the dozens of different DIT colleges together on one campus.

From TheJournal.ie Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness Litter

Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness

Just one third-level campus has been marked as “heavily littered” following the IBAL survey.

From TheJournal.ie Irish University lecturers 'work longer hours' than European counterparts Lecturers

Irish University lecturers 'work longer hours' than European counterparts

New research shows that senior academics in Ireland work 50 hours a week in contrast to the European average of 48 hours, the IFUT says.

From The42 Hurling: All Cork final awaits as UCC and CIT advance past Limerick colleges Fitzgibbon Cup

Hurling: All Cork final awaits as UCC and CIT advance past Limerick colleges

The Mardyke will be a celebration of Cork hurling tomorrow as UCC and CIT advance to Fitzgibbon Cup final.

From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of students have had unprotected sex: survey Sexual Health

Three-quarters of students have had unprotected sex: survey

HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme acting director says that 18-24-year-old know the importance of contraception – but fail to use it consistently.

From TheJournal.ie CSO: Women are more highly qualified than men - but still earn less Gender

CSO: Women are more highly qualified than men - but still earn less

The Central Statistics Office has released a major new study into men and women in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Readers' Panel: Student Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Student

Budget 2012 has brought a €250 registration fee increase for third-level students, cut student grants by 3 per cent, and cut maintenance payments for new postgrad entrants.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012 Budget 2012

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

From TheJournal.ie Student protesters target third FG TD's office Student Fees

Student protesters target third FG TD's office

Eoghan Murphy TD’s office in Ranelagh, Dublin is being occupied by students protesting against third-level grant cuts and increased fees.

From TheJournal.ie TD 'reluctant to involve gardaí' in student occupation of his office Occupy Naas

TD 'reluctant to involve gardaí' in student occupation of his office

Fine Gael TD Anthony Lawlor says the protest raises security concerns, but “the last thing I want is to get them in any sort of trouble”

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch upon the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest Stop Fees

Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest

The third-level students had brought enough food to last several weeks – and a portable toilet – but left the building when Gardaí arrived on the scene.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Irish universities fall in latest international rankings Universities

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings

Department of Education says it still draws encouragement from the fact that two are in the top 200.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?

Academics have said that Irish universities face a “speedy decline” if fees are not brought back. So what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Rental prices levelling off across Ireland – report Property

Rental prices levelling off across Ireland – report

The latest Daft.ie report says the average rental price in July 2011 was exactly the same as it was in July 2010.