The Government is set to pilot rapid Covid-19 testing in colleges before the summer.
The Business Post reports the Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, will bring a memo to Cabinet this week on the establishment of the pilot programme.
It's seeking to investigate how rapid antigen testing might be used to allow further reopening of third level institutions in September.
It comes as the Department of Education is also preparing rapid test pilots in schools.
Clare Austick, President of the Union of Students in Ireland, says third level students need to get back on campus but it has to be done safely: