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.
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.
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.
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.
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.