Is this the end for closed shutters on Good Friday?
News Features

The last good, Good Friday

April 19, 2017

Bibi Drumm, lifetime parish member and a devout Catholic, sits down in her compact living room, leaning her walking stick gently against the arm of the upholstered chair. “Once you get over 65 – which

Ibrahim Halwala
News Features

Postcards from abroad

April 5, 2017

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair.”  So says the great author JRR Tolkien. As Ibrahim Halawa spends yet another

The conference set to be held in UCC questions the legitimacy of Israel's policies. Credit: UCC
Features

Palestine, Israel and the UCC conference

February 8, 2017

With all of the controversy surrounding the UCC conference, Paola Rivetti, a member of Academics for Palestine, explains why the conference should go ahead.

NewYearsResolutionsCREDITTheOddysey
Features

Wabi-sabi and enjoying your imperfections

January 19, 2017

Between the frustration of inconvenient snow, dwindling budgets and an unrealistic abstinence from booze, the new year brings prosperity but reminds us that the first month of the year is always a tough one.

Donald Trump has completely altered how news media operates, and the expectations of journalists in 2017.
Features

On Journalism, Networked Advocacy and Post-Truth

January 5, 2017

Digital technologies and the pervasiveness and wide accessibility of the internet have fundamentally transformed the way journalists and advocates function. Because of the speed at which technology is advancing – and therefore the nature of

The topic of the eight amendment has been of great discussion in recent months. Credit: Breakingnews.ie
News Features

Free Speech frees the mind

November 30, 2016

In our ever-polarising political climate, it is now more important than ever to turn the focus on an open and educated discussion between people from all walks of life. This, more than anything, was the tone

In a talk, entitled 'Muslims and the media", the treatment of minority groups was brought into discussion. Photo credit: futureplastics.ie.
News Features

Minority groups and modern media: a war of its own

November 16, 2016

The political turmoil between Western society and Islamic culture has fundamentally – and permanently – redefined modern journalistic practices, with every one of our well-favoured news outlets equally responsible for contributing to the European epidemic

Industrial action by secondary school teachers occurred last week due to the ASTI wanting better pay. Photo Credit: Laura Duffy.
News Features

Teachers say they need better pay

November 16, 2016

As two further days of strike action took place in secondary schools across the country last week, teachers and students returned to school on Wednesday as the strike by the Association of Secondary School Teachers

The UK will soon be separate from the EU but the consequences are occurring already. Photo Credit: Lucian Milan
News Features

Over 100 days later, but what does Brexit mean for us?

October 26, 2016

The impact of a country like the United Kingdom exiting the European Union is something that will be felt throughout the entire world. While the Sterling continues to sharply decrease in value, we here in

Hard-hitting campaign photo for for Orkambi, a drug to treat Cystic Fibrosis. Photo Credit  Simon Burch
News Features

How to save a life

October 12, 2016

Humanity is not the perfect species, there is no promise of healthy perfect babies, but few people become pregnant with the expectation of having a child with a life altering disease. Cystic Fibrosis is a

Donating blood can save lives but it can also be beneficial to those who donate it too. Credit: Laura Horan
News Features

The importance of donating blood

October 12, 2016

One in four of us will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime. Yet the number of new blood donors coming forward is decreasing while the average donor age is increasing, according to worrying statistics

Young and old can come together in DCU now that the university is officially considered an age-friendly university. Credit: Getty Images
News Features

Every age is welcome at DCU

October 12, 2016

DCU is known as a campus for enterprise, but what you might not know is that DCU is also now considered an Age Friendly University.

While universities try to cope with the influx of patients, the mental health services are definitely feeling some strain. Credit: Getty images
News Features

University mental health services are under pressure

October 12, 2016

Smiling, laughing, happy students are the first thing you notice when you set foot on any DCU campus. There is a certain euphoric buzz to university life that you will not find anywhere else. This

The work that student nurses do can often be rewarding but the pay they receive is often less than stellar. Photo credit: kcr.ie
News Features

Student nurses have empty purses

October 12, 2016

They wear a uniform and their feet pound the same floors each and every day. They comfort patients, provide them with the care that every person deserves. They look after your mother, brother, father and

cityswifter
News Features

DCU creates more fuss around the bus

September 28, 2016

Stranded students, missed lectures and having to endure plenty of cycling and walking. This is the reality many students face because of the bus strikes. DCU has tried to help the students in their commute

The Repeal the eight mural that was in Dublin's Temple Bar
News Features

The public’s cry to repeal the eighth amendment

September 28, 2016

“We are not witches but if the church and state insist, then let us be the descendants of all the witches they could not drown.” This is a line from a poem recited by prominent

campus-accommodation-credit-zainab-boladale
News Features

Cost of campus accommodation hits the roof

September 28, 2016

Students lining the pathways, queues for the delicatessen in Spar and the endless cups of caffeine. The smell of new books, the vibrancy of new stationary, the heavy backpacks slumped on the shoulders of hungover

stationary-image-credit-zainab-boladale
News Features

How to make the most out of university

September 28, 2016

Walking onto campus for your first year at DCU, you might feel nervous, excited and unsure of what to expect. With so many opportunities at your fingertips, it can be overwhelming figuring out how to

We all have good days and bad days,  but for someone with BPD these days are more extreme and more frequent.
Health

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

September 28, 2016

I am in complete control. I do well in my area of work. I am productive, charming, a go-getter.  I have no control. I am failing in my tasks. I do nothing, snap at people, have

dublin-bus-image-credit-laura-horan
News Features

The pros and cons of commuting to college

September 28, 2016

Coming up to the start of college, everyone will tell you to enjoy yourself. It’s the time of your life, the place where you’ll meet your future bridesmaids and create award winning hangover cures. Your college

"A person does not need to study English or arts in university in order to pursue a literary career."
Features

Literature has not lost its allure

May 11, 2016

Featured on The Irish Times. With the recession still a prevalent memory in students’ minds, arts degrees are receiving less applicants while science, business and IT soar in numbers. People have an innate love for