Podcast

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.

Episodes

  • Culture Club - Shane Hegarty

    Sep 30 2020

    This week's Culture Club inductee is Shane Hegarty, one of the country's most successful children's authors. His new book, The Creaky Creatures, is the third story about Boot, a small robot which constantly finds itself on big adventures. Shane joined Matt to talk about his favourite books, TV shows, music and podcasts. Favourite Book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Favourite Author: Roald Dahl Favourite TV Shows: Fleabag, Star Trek: The Next Generation First Single Ever B...more

  • Post Offices Will Require Additional Government Support To Stay Open, Report Says

    Sep 30 2020

    Catch The Last Word on Business weeknights from 6pm on Today FM, with Capital Flow. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/30190022/LW-Business-30-September.mp3"][/audio]

  • Trump Refuses To Condemn White Supremacists As Presidential Debate Descends Into Chaos

    Sep 30 2020

    Last night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden descended into a slanging match, with moderator Chris Wallace struggling to control the situation. Trump was criticised for repeatedly interrupting Biden, who at one point told the president to "shut up". There were also further controversial comments from Trump. When asked to condemn white supremacist groups, he responded with, "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by" before adding, "But I'll tell you what: Somebody's got to do so...more

  • Leaving Cert Calculated Grades Error "Shouldn't Have Happened, But Will Be Made Right"

    Sep 30 2020

    Around 6,500 Leaving Cert students have been affected by errors found in the calculated grades system. As a result of the technical issues identified by the Department of Education, these students will now receive an improved grade. Minister for Education Norma Foley said that no student would lose their college place. Niall Collins, Minister of State at the Department of Education, told The Last Word that the errors "shouldn't have happened", but will be rectified. We were also joined by Peter ...more

  • Here's How Much Working From Home Will Affect Your Electricity Bill

    Sep 30 2020

    Electricity bills are set to rise by almost €90 a year for more than a million households. This is due to an increase of 130% in the PSO levy as well as price rises at the country's biggest supplier, Electric Ireland, and PrepayPower. Charlie Weston, personal finance editor of the Irish Independent, joined us to talk about how this will impact people who are working from home. He also discussed the new plan to cap damages for pain and suffering in personal injury cases. [audio mp3="https://media...more

  • Department Of Finance Forecasts Economic Growth Will Fall By 2.5% This Year

    Sep 29 2020

    Catch The Last Word on Business weeknights from 6pm on Today FM, with Capital Flow. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/29185604/LW-Business-29-September.mp3"][/audio]

  • Will The Trump Tax Bombshell Make Any Difference To US Voters?

    Sep 29 2020

    Donald Trump and Joe Biden will go head to head in Cleveland tonight in the first presidential debate. Trump's tax issues look set to dominate. The New York Times revealed at the weekend that the president paid just $750 in federal income taxes in his first year in office, and none at all for 11 of the 18 years reviewed by the paper. But will these revelations make any difference to voters? Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone gave their take in our weekly US slot. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.ne...more

  • "People Who Couldn't Be Bothered Putting On A Mask Are Threatening Others"

    Sep 29 2020

    NUI Galway met with Gardaí and Galway City Council after footage was shared on social media showing large crowds of students gathered in the city last night. Gardaí also responded to multiple reports of house parties taking place in Galway at the same time, while in Cork, 70% of new COVID-19 cases have been linked to pubs and restaurants. Journalist Paddy Murray, who has COPD, is frightened that the lives of people with chronic illnesses are being put at risk by the reckless behaviour of others....more

  • Mary McAleese Recalls Challenging Pope John Paul On "Unacceptable" Sexist Remark

    Sep 29 2020

    Mary McAleese was Ireland's second female president, a role she held for 14 years. A Roman Catholic growing up in the heart of sectarian violence in Belfast, she was also one of the first women in the North to practise law. She has now written her autobiography, Here's The Story: A Memoir. She joined us on The Last Word to talk about her experience of the Troubles, the evolving relationship between North and South, and challenging Pope John Paul II on sexism. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.n...more

  • Why Didn't NPHET Bother Turning Up At The COVID Committee?

    Sep 29 2020

    Opposition TDs have expressed their frustration that members of NPHET and Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn did not attend today's meeting of the COVID-19 committee. People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett noted that this was the second week in a row that NPHET members and the CMO had not appeared as expected, and described it as "inexplicable". He joined us on The Last Word to discuss the situation further. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/29164414/LW-Richard-Boyd-Bar...more

  • The State Of Trump's Union - "Trump Has Single-Handedly Undercut The Biased US Media"

    Sep 28 2020

    The State of Trump's Union is a 10-part series airing on The Last Word in the run-up to the US election in November. We'll be talking to a variety of people with informed views about the issues dividing and uniting the United States, where the country is politically, socially and economically, the dangers it's facing, where power lies and how it is used. This week's guest is American-born journalist Mary Ellen Synon. She joined Matt to explain why she felt the election of Donald Trump would be a...more

  • Fine Gael Senator Michael D'Arcy Resigns To Join Investment Fund Lobby Group

    Sep 28 2020

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  • Threats To Expel Students Who Break COVID-19 Guidelines

    Sep 28 2020

    Students at University College Cork have been warned that they could be expelled if they break COVID-19 guidelines. In an email, UCC interim president Professor John Halloran said that "students found to be organising, hosting, or attending gatherings which are in breach of guidelines will be subject to sanction up to and including expulsion from the university, where warranted." We spoke to Kevin McStravock, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Union of Students in Ireland, and Jim Miley,...more

  • Mortgage Payment Breaks Will Not Be Extended, Government Confirms

    Sep 28 2020

    The government has confirmed that mortgage payment breaks will not be extended beyond the end of this month. Instead, they will now be offered to customers on a case by case basis. The announcement was made after a meeting between government ministers and the CEOs of AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, KBC and Permanent TSB. Charlie Weston, personal finance editor of the Irish Independent, joined us with more on this story. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/28170500/LW-Mortga...more

  • European Commission Will Appeal €13 Billion Apple Tax Ruling

    Sep 25 2020

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  • Ellen DeGeneres Apologises After Toxic Workplace Allegations - But Was It Hollow?

    Sep 25 2020

    All eyes were on Ellen DeGeneres when her talk show returned for a new season, as she finally addressed the toxic workplace allegations that emerged over the summer. DeGeneres opened with a joke that her summer had been "terrific", before apologising to "the people who were affected." She also added: "I've let myself down and I've hurt myself as well." But the presenter's apology did not sit well with former employees of the show, who complained about incidents of sexual harassment, racism and i...more

  • The End Of The Dodgy Box? 4,000 TV Set Top Boxes Seized By Gardaí

    Sep 25 2020

    An Garda Síochána have seized 4,000 TV set top boxes during a European-wide operation cracking down on intellectual property rights infringement. These so-called dodgy boxes are used as a way of getting subscription TV for free. So could this spell the end for the dodgy box? How will it impact the pirate alternative to subscription TV? Adrian Weckler, technology editor with the Irish Independent, joined us to discuss this. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/25175146/LW-Dodgy-...more

  • COVID-19: How Much Tax Will People Be Expected To Pay Back?

    Sep 25 2020

    Those who received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment or who were on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme now have more information about how much tax they will be expected to pay back, and when. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe today confirmed that people can pay what they owe in a lump sum or alternatively spread the cost over four years. Norah Collender, Professional Tax Leader at Chartered Accountants Ireland, joined us to explain the situation in detail. Priscilla Lynch, clinical editor of the ...more

  • An Old TV Set Caused A Village Broadband Outage For 18 Months

    Sep 25 2020

    An old TV set was found to be responsible for 18 months of daily broadband outages in a Welsh village. The residents of Aberhosan mysteriously lost their broadband every morning at 7am. When engineers investigated, they discovered that electrical interference from one householder's second-hand TV was to blame. The unnamed resident, who was said to be "mortified", agreed not to use the TV again. Pat Fitzpatrick and Laura Byrne joined us for The Week Trending to look at this and some of the other ...more

  • KBC Fined €18.3 Million By Central Bank For Its Part In Tracker Mortgage Scandal

    Sep 24 2020

    Catch The Last Word on Business weeknights from 6pm on Today FM, with Capital Flow. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/24184157/LW-Business-24-September.mp3"][/audio]

  • Should The Government Be Paying Influencers To Spread COVID Message?

    Sep 24 2020

    The Government has spent a lot of money on its COVID-19 messaging, but has it succeeded in reaching people of all ages? Taoiseach Micheál Martin has suggested that social media influencers could be utilised to help make younger people more aware of COVID-19. But is this a good idea? Alexandra Ryan, founder and CEO of Goss.ie, and Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond joined us with their thoughts. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/24180339/LW-Influencers.mp3"][/audio]

  • Can Working From Home Revive Rural Communities?

    Sep 24 2020

    The pandemic has forced many people to work from home, and some businesses are considering the possibility of allowing employees to do so indefinitely. As more people leave urban areas and cut their commute times, could we see a revival of rural communities? Denis Naughten, Independent TD for Roscommon/Galway, is among a group of rural TDs proposing the introduction of a grant in next month's budget for working from home. He joined us along with Mary Connaughton, Director of CIPD Ireland, Anthon...more

  • Are Botox And Fillers Medically Safe, And How Do They Work?

    Sep 24 2020

    Botox and fillers have become increasingly popular. As well as being used for cosmetic purposes, they also play a role in a number of other medical and surgical procedures. But how do they work, how effective are they and what are the potential complications? Dr Doireann O'Leary, health blogger and GP with MyCorkGP, joined us for our weekly medical slot to discuss this. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/24170437/LW-Botox.mp3"][/audio]

  • Culture Club - Patrick Freyne

    Sep 23 2020

    This week's Culture Club inductee is Patrick Freyne, journalist and author of OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea. He spoke to Matt about his favourite music, TV shows, musicals, movies and books. First Single Ever Bought: Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace Favourite Album: Pixies - Doolittle Best Gig: David Byrne and St Vincent at Electric Picnic in 2013 Favourite Musical: Hamilton Favourite TV Shows: The Monkees, Succession, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Favourite Movie: Children of Men Favourite Book/Autho...more

  • How To Cope With Further Restrictions And Looming Winter

    Sep 23 2020

    There have been warnings that Ireland is at the start of a second wave of COVID-19, and it looks like we could be living with the virus for quite some time. As winter approaches, and with further restrictions likely for certain counties, how do we look after our mental health? Helen Vaughan, psychotherapist and owner of Maynooth Counselling, joined us with some tips on how to cope, from recognising negative feelings to techniques for self-care this winter. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/...more

  • Mothers-To-Be Facing Continued Restrictions In Maternity Hospitals Because 'They're Working'

    Sep 23 2020

    Hospital visitor restrictions have been very difficult for many people during the pandemic, including expectant mothers. Partners of pregnant women have found themselves excluded from scans and labour wards in some hospitals, and this looks likely to continue as plans due to be announced this week will aim to introduce nationwide guidelines. Krysia Lynch, chair of the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland, and Holly Cairns, Social Democrats TD for Cork South-West, joined...more

  • Zero Covid Policy Will Not Work, Oireachtas Committee Hears

    Sep 23 2020

    The Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response has heard that a 'Zero Covid' policy will not work. Sweden's former state epidemiologist Johan Giesecke, now an advisor to the World Health Organization, told the committee that Ireland should consider allowing a controlled spread of the virus among those under the age of 60. Professor Kirsten Schaffer, president of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiology, also addressed the committee. She joined us on The Last Word along with Priscilla Ly...more

  • Ian Brown Releases New COVID-19 Protest Song

    Sep 22 2020

    Ian Brown has become the latest musician to release a COVID-19 protest song, following in the footsteps of Van Morrison. The Stone Roses frontman's new song, 'Little Seed Big Tree', rails against lockdown, vaccines and masks, echoing his recent controversial tweets about the pandemic. Noel Gallagher has also expressed anti-mask sentiment, arguing that they're "pointless". John Caddell and Dee Reddy discussed this and more in our weekly music slot. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2...more

  • Trump Rushes To Fill Vacancy Left By Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Sep 22 2020

    US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday at the age of 87. In her 27 years on the bench, she became known as a champion of women's rights and other liberal causes. Her final statement, released after her death, read: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." However, Donald Trump suggested that the statement may have been faked by the Democrats, and he intends to nominate a successor "without delay". Cal Thomas and Lorcan Ny...more

  • Employers Group Says Calls For Paid Sick Leave During COVID-19 Are "Impractical" For Small Businesses

    Sep 22 2020

    The Dáil is due to debate the Sick Leave and Parental Leave (Covid-19) Bill 2020, which seeks to make sick pay a legal right. The bill would entitle employees to six weeks' sick pay at the same rate of annual leave, and would give parents the right to paid leave if their child has to stay home from school due to COVID-19. Marie Sherlock, Labour Party Senator and Employment Affairs spokesperson, joined us to explain why her party is in support of the issue. We were also joined by John Barry, Nati...more

  • Rise In COVID-19 Hospitalisations "Very Concerning"

    Sep 22 2020

    Further restrictions are being considered for Dublin and other counties as the number of COVID-19 infections is expected to continue rising over the coming days. Officials are closely monitoring the situation in Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Leitrim, Donegal, Offaly and Wicklow. There are also concerns over a rise in hospital admissions. Priscilla Lynch, clinical editor of the Medical Independent, and Professor Sam McConkey, Infectious Disease Specialist at RCSI University of Medicine and...more

  • Should Gardaí Be Given More Powers To Break Up Illegal Raves?

    Sep 22 2020

    A video of an outdoor rave at the Oliver Bond flats in Dublin was widely shared across social media yesterday. The footage showed a crowd of around 100 people without face coverings failing to observe social distancing. Meanwhile another video was posted by a farmer in Meath, who found a large group of people having a rave on his land over the weekend. Should Gardaí be given extra powers to break up illegal gatherings such as these? Mary Seery Kearney, Fine Gael Senator for the Dublin South-Cent...more

  • The State Of Trump's Union - Janeé Harteau

    Sep 21 2020

    The State of Trump's Union is a 10-part series airing on The Last Word in the run-up to the US election in November. We'll be talking to a variety of people with informed views about the issues dividing and uniting the United States, where the country is politically, socially and economically, the dangers it's facing, where power lies and how it is used. This week's guest is Janeé Harteau, former Minneapolis Chief of Police. She spoke to Matt about attitudes to the police in America, systemic ra...more

  • Did Boris Johnson Go On A Secret Trip To Italy?

    Sep 21 2020

    Downing Street has denied media reports that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson went on a secret trip to Italy in the last fortnight. The claim was made in Italian newspaper La Republica. However, a Downing Street spokesperson said that Johnson had in fact attended his son's baptism at Westminster Cathedral on the weekend he is alleged to have been in Italy. Nick Ferrari, presenter of Nick Ferrari at Breakfast on LBC, joined us to talk about this story as well as the possibility of a second na...more

  • Teachers Consider Strike Action Due To COVID-19 Concerns

    Sep 21 2020

    The ASTI has said it is considering strike action due to COVID-19 safety concerns in secondary schools. Various issues have been raised since schools reopened, including physical distancing, testing turnaround times, availability of PPE and provisions for teachers in high-risk health categories. Kieran Christie, General Secretary of the ASTI, and Michael McLoughlin from Youth Work Ireland joined us to talk about these concerns. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/21170333/LW-T...more

  • The TV Show That Aims To Reunite People With Their First Love - Will It Work?

    Sep 18 2020

    Would you ever consider a reunion with your first love? That's the premise of a brand new TV show, aptly titled First Love, which starts on Virgin Media Television next week. The aim is to reunite Irish men and women with 'the one that got away'. But will it actually work, or are some relationships best left in the past? Jennifer Gannon and Joe O'Shea gave their thoughts in our weekly TV slot. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/18184115/LW-First-Loves.mp3"][/audio]

  • Van Morrison Announces New Anti-Lockdown Songs And Accuses Government Of "Enslaving" Public

    Sep 18 2020

    Van Morrison has announced that he will release three new songs protesting against coronavirus restrictions. The singer described the UK government as "fascist bullies" and accused them of trying to "enslave" the public. He also claimed that scientists are making up "crooked facts" about the pandemic. Roe McDermott and Donal O'Donoghue discussed this and more in The Week Trending, including Jedward's Twitter spat with Piers Morgan and the assault on Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that was captured on cam...more

  • Hotels And Pubs Left Reeling From Latest Restrictions In Dublin

    Sep 18 2020

    As Dublin moves to level three restrictions, indoor dining at pubs, cafés and restaurants will be banned for the next three weeks. Wet pubs will also remain closed. But what will this mean for the hospitality sector, and for Dublin's economy? Will pubs and hotels refuse visitors from Dublin? Paul Gallagher, General Manager of Buswells Hotel in Dublin, and Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, joined us to discuss this. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uplo...more

  • Dublin Moves To Level Three, With Additional Restrictions In Place

    Sep 18 2020

    The government has announced level three restrictions for Dublin for the next three weeks, having accepted NPHET's recommendation. People will be told to stay within the county, except for essential purposes such as work or education, and extra measures will also be introduced including the banning of indoor dining. Daniel McConnell, political editor of the Irish Examiner, and Dr Anthony Staines, professor of health systems at Dublin City University, joined us to discuss the restrictions in deta...more

  • All You Need To Know About The New Pandemic Unemployment Payment Bands

    Sep 17 2020

    Thousands of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will see their entitlement fall by up to €100 a week from today. The top rate for those laid off due to COVID-19 was previously €350 a week, which applied to those who had been earning more than €200 a week before the pandemic. However, the top rate will now fall to €300 for people who were previously earning over €300 a week, and there will also be a new rate of €250 for those whose pre-COVID earnings were between €200 and €300 a w...more

  • Should Novels With Racial Slurs Be Dropped From School Syllabus?

    Sep 17 2020

    The Department of Education has been urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from the Junior and Leaving Cert syllabuses in the wake of this year's Black Lives Matter protests. There have been a number of complaints in recent months about certain novels on the school curriculum, including Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, both of which contain use of the n-word. One parent of a black student stated that their child had found it "very uncomfortable" to list...more

  • 'Disease Reservoir' Dublin Heads To Level Three

    Sep 17 2020

    Dublin is facing three weeks of level 3 restrictions, with the Cabinet Committee on COVID-19 set to meet tomorrow morning to consider NPHET's recommendations. Over half of yesterday's confirmed cases were in the capital, which NPHET has described as a 'disease reservoir'. Will Dublin be cut off from the rest of the country? To discuss this we were joined by Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Lorna Fitzpatrick, President of the Union of Students in Ireland,...more

  • What Is Eczema And How Can It Be Treated?

    Sep 17 2020

    Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is an inflammatory skin condition which affects one in five children and one in 12 adults in Ireland. Eczema is characterised mainly by itchy, dry skin and often runs in families. Dr Doireann O'Leary, health blogger and GP with MyCorkGP, joined us for our weekly medical slot to mark Eczema Awareness Month and tell us how to treat the condition. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/17171035/LW-Eczema.mp3"][/audio]

  • Culture Club - Manchán Magan

    Sep 16 2020

    This week's Culture Club inductee is Manchán Magan, author of Thirty-Two Words for Field. He spoke to Matt about his favourite books, music, movies, plays, TV shows and podcasts. Favourite Book: Thin Places by Kerri ní Dochartaigh First Single Ever Bought: Nena - 99 Luftballons Favourite Band/Album: Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun Best Gig: The Stars of Heaven in The Baggot Inn Favourite Movie: Les Amants du Pont-Neuf Favourite Play: Loch na hEala Favourite TV Shows: Chips, Weeds Favourite Podcast: 99...more

  • Leinster And Ireland Rugby Star Tadhg Furlong On Life In Lockdown On The Family Farm

    Sep 16 2020

    Leinster and Ireland rugby star Tadhg Furlong is offering his support to INNOVATE, which has just launched a new service for companies struggling with IT challenges presented by digitalisation and the impact of COVID-19. Furlong is also returning to rugby after being kept out of action with a back injury. He joined us on The Last Word to talk about his injury and life in lockdown on the family farm in Wexford. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/16175951/LW-Tadhg-Furlong.mp3"]...more

  • As Dublin Heads For Level 3 Lockdown, What Does That Mean For The People Who Live And Work There?

    Sep 16 2020

    Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said there is a "strong possibility" of Dublin moving to level three in the government's new plan for living with COVID-19. There has been concern about rising case numbers in the capital in recent weeks, and acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has warned that we could see as many as 300 daily cases there by the end of the month if the current rate of spread continues. Priscilla Lynch, clinical editor of the Medical Independent, Professor Sam McCo...more

  • Long Spells At Home For Third-Level Students Mean Bigger Bills For Parents

    Sep 16 2020

    Students are facing long spells at home this year, with remote learning replacing face-to-face classes in many cases. The increased reliance on technology will mean additional costs for parents. But what kind of financial assistance is available? Charlie Weston, personal finance editor of the Irish Independent, joined us to discuss this and recommend the best broadband and mobile phone deals for remote learners. He also explained why local property tax changes have been delayed for another year....more

  • What Is The SIM Swap Scam And How Can You Protect Yourself?

    Sep 15 2020

    SIM swap fraud is becoming increasingly common, and it has resulted in people losing substantial amounts of money. The scam involves criminals taking control of your phone number and using it to gain access to your bank account by intercepting authorisation codes. But how do they manage to do this, and what can you do to protect yourself? Andy O'Donoghue joined us for Tech Tuesday with more detail. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/09/15182145/LW-Sim-Swap.mp3"][/audio]

  • Donald Trump Says Climate Change Science Is Wrong

    Sep 15 2020

    The US states of California, Oregon and Washington are continuing to battle wildfires, which have claimed at least 36 lives so far. In a meeting with officials in California yesterday, President Donald Trump questioned the science of climate change, saying: "I don't think science knows, actually. It'll start getting cooler. You just watch." He also told reporters that he believed the fires were the result of bad forest management rather than climate change. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined u...more

  • Many Students Will Rent Accommodation On a Part-Time Basis This Year

    Sep 15 2020

    Students starting, or returning to, college over the next few weeks are facing many uncertainties. Social distancing requirements will ensure that the third level experience is completely different to previous years. According to a new report from Daft.ie, rents for students across the country have remained largely unchanged, and many students are considering renting accommodation on a part-time basis. Kevin McStravock, deputy president of the Union of Students in Ireland, and Harry McCann from ...more