News

News

Ireland’s Prison Service – Prisons Prioritise Punishment not Rehabilitation – Former Governor of Mountjoy

April 17, 2019

Are Irish prisons working? Is Ireland’s asylum system fit for purpose? Final-year DCU journalism students conducted in-depth investigations into these two major questions in Irish public life. Working with School of Communications Journalist-in-Residence, Ursula Halligan, and Chair of the BA in Journalism, Declan Fahy, students worked in teams to produce a set of original multi-media articles on these pressing, but under-reported, public affairs topics.

Irish Prison System

Ireland’s Prison Service – Life After Prison

April 17, 2019

Are Irish prisons working? Is Ireland’s asylum system fit for purpose? Final-year DCU journalism students conducted in-depth investigations into these two major questions in Irish public life. Working with School of Communications Journalist-in-Residence, Ursula Halligan, and Chair of the BA in Journalism, Declan Fahy, students worked in teams to produce a set of original multi-media articles on these pressing, but under-reported, public affairs topics.

Direct Provision

Ireland’s Asylum System – Ask me my name

April 17, 2019

Are Irish prisons working? Is Ireland’s asylum system fit for purpose? Final-year DCU journalism students conducted in-depth investigations into these two major questions in Irish public life. Working with School of Communications Journalist-in-Residence, Ursula Halligan, and Chair of the BA in Journalism, Declan Fahy, students worked in teams to produce a set of original multi-media articles on these pressing, but under-reported, public affairs topics.

Features

Features

The failure of global prison systems

April 15, 2019

‘’Imprisonment has become an almost automatic response rather than a last resort. Furthermore, the penitentiary system in most countries is no longer aimed at the reformation and social rehabilitation of convicts, but simply aims to punish by locking offenders away.”

Sport

Athletics

DCU crowned IUAA champions in Athlone IT

April 17, 2019

The DCU Athletics team retained all the overall team titles at the 2019 Irish Universities Athletics Association Outdoor Track & Field championships hosted by Athlone IT on April 5th.

The Hype

Music

The haunting power of Billie Eilish

April 17, 2019

Although some criticise these songs for romanticising mental illness, the songs feel rather soothing and beautiful to listen to. Perhaps they offer a reassurance or calming quality to the millions of people who have listened to them thus far.

Features

Make politics sexy again

April 17, 2019

On The West Wing, politics was made sexy, and this appears to be the attitude figures like Beto and Pete are longing to return to. How can they, as presidential candidates, simultaneously be James Dean and Abraham Lincoln?

Lifestyle

Stay-cation in Ireland

April 17, 2019

Keep it cheap, cheerful and adventurous by getting off the beaten tourist track and exploring some hidden gems.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Life with less clutter

April 15, 2019

Waking up in a clean room already makes you feel like you’ve started out the day on the right foot. It’s time to get the big yellow skip out, and start getting rid of things that don’t ‘spark joy’ .

Lifestyle

Modern dating modern woes

April 3, 2019

It is a free app but it also has features that you can pay for such as Bumble Boost, which unlocks the ability to swipe through profiles that have already liked you. Bumble has two other modes, which you can switch to called BFF, where you can make friends with people of the same sex and Bumble Bizz, which allows you to network.

Lifestyle

Immediate environmental activism

April 3, 2019

The Environmental Working Group found that red meat is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse emissions as common vegetables and grains. If the grain fed to livestock was fed to people then 800 million people could be fed.

Gaeilge

Gaeilge

Mála Stáin sa Pháirc?

April 17, 2019

Cén tionchar atá ag an aimsir breá ar nósanna óil mhic léinn? Labhaireadh le Adam Healy agus Aoife Brady, Cathaoirligh Sober Soc DCU i 2018/2019 agus 2019/2020 chun fáil amach.

Gaeilge

Caithfimid labhairt faoi Joyce

April 17, 2019

Muna léigh tú na litracha grá ó James Joyce a sheol sé chuig a bean-chéile sa 19ú h-aois, b’féidir déan cuardach ar líne, ansin bheidh sé níos éasca an alt seo a thusicint. Ach bí cúramach – ní na litreacha seo oiriúnach do dhaoine ach a bhfuil os cionn 18 mbliana d’aois.

Gaeilge

Spraoi sa Samhradh

April 17, 2019

An bhfuil tá á lorg smaointe chun sos a thabhairt ón ól an samhradh seo, ach níl clú agat cad le dhéanamh i d’am saor gan í?

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