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.


Self-love isn’t necessarily selfish

April 3, 2019

These shows offer advice and tips on how to get your life in order, whether it be your house or your general hygiene and style. People have always had a fascination with these shows because watching someone either grow in confidence, or be able to see the floor of their bedroom again feels satisfactory to us.


Do true crime shows and docuseries affect ongoing cases?

April 3, 2019

Yes, true crime documentaries offer an insight into the cases and the facts, but they also have created a trend of avid fans taking the law into their own hands. The perfect example of this is with the Steven Avery case whereby one of his prosecutors has had his car shot at, and packages explode in his office.


Finding the right festival

April 3, 2019

If you like good music and a feel good, chilled out festival, Sea Sessions is the one for you. Sea Sessions is the surf and music festival held in the beautiful seaside town of Bundoran in Donegal.


What’s happened since Shanowen Shakedown?

March 20, 2019

Almost a year on from the ‘Shanowen Shakedown’ campaign, legislation has not been implemented to put Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) under the 4 per cent rent caps that Rent Pressure Zones are subject to. 


It was acceptable in the ’80s

March 20, 2019

Whether true or not, the 80s are perceived by the millennials as a time in history where being an individual was glorified. Artists like Prince, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper could be who they wanted to be. You could show your True Colours, no questions asked.


Trinity students win Jailbreak 2019

March 6, 2019

Trinity College students Méabh Smyth and Chris Meaney were the first team to reach Bojnice Castle in Slovakia, making them the winners of Jailbreak 2019.


The money making in misery music

March 6, 2019

The young singer with an old soul has been both commended and criticised for her portrayal of depression and mental illness. Some critics saying she is glamourizing it, almost to the extent of making it cool amongst teenagers.


Grub Guide: Shouk

February 20, 2019

The menu, while small, featured a range of dishes from tapas-like dishes to rib eye steak served in a pita bread. Finding something to choose was easy, especially if you’re looking to share.


Dying from the flu

February 6, 2019

As flu cases deaths increased over the the recent winter season, there was also no dramtic growth in people getting the flu vaccine.

DCU News

DCU PhD graduate awarded Chancellor’s Medal

November 30, 2016

Dr.Sarah Gilgunn has been awarded the Dublin City University Chancellor’s Medal for achieving outstanding academic success which is linked to her significant industrial experience.