Leanna Byrne

Leanna Byrne

Leanna Byrne is a news reporter with the Sunday Business Post. Byrne was previously editor of The University Times, Ireland's largest student newspaper, in Trinity College Dublin. Under Byrne's editorship, The University Times won Student Publication of the Year. In 2014, she was selected to participate in Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel's ''Leaders of Tomorrow conference. Byrne, a Trinity graduate, holds a joint-honours BA in Business and Politics.

New students hit with price hikes for college accommodation

New students hit with price hikes for college accommodation

Universities are hiking accommodation prices for incoming first-year students by as much as 8 per cent this year.

Big jump in number of women judges appointed

Big jump in number of women judges appointed

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of women appointed to the bench, new figures have revealed.

Teachers face having their sick leave slashed

Teachers face having their sick leave slashed

Sick leave entitlements of primary and secondary school teachers are to be slashed from 365 days over four years to a maximum of 183 days.

O'Keeffe case sparks more claims of sex abuse in schools

O'Keeffe case sparks more claims of sex abuse in schools

An additional 75 cases relating to allegations of sexual abuse in day schools have emerged in the aftermath of the landmark legal case by Louise O'Keeffe.

Barristers to use new debt collection service

Barristers to use new debt collection service

Barristers will be cracking down on solicitors and clients for unpaid fees through a debt collecting officer and the introduction of third-party practice support services.

Tablets: It's getting crowded

Tablets: It's getting crowded

The tablet market has become as saturated as that of the old-school PCs, writes Leanna Byrne.

Irish students make Microsoft final with Access Earth app

Irish students make Microsoft final with Access Earth app

Students from the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) will represent Ireland at the Microsoft Imagine Cup world finals in Seattle.

Degrees of alienation

Degrees of alienation

Students labour long and hard to obtain a third-level qualification, but most are then faced with internships, unemployment or emigration, writes Leanna Byrne.

Controversy over TCD name change Decision to be made on Wednesday

Controversy over TCD name change Decision to be made on Wednesday

The governing body of Trinity College is to decide on Wednesday on a proposal from Provost Patrick Prendergast to change the university's official name to Trinity College, the University of Dublin.