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.

News

USI elections round-up

April 15, 2019

Lorna Fitzpatrick has been elected as the next president of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) at the Union of Students in Ireland Congress in County Mayo.

The Hype

Oh Danny boy

April 3, 2019

Lynne is an elderly Daniel worshipper who lives outside Chicago and who has, “one of the largest Daniel O’Donnell collections in the world” as well as owning a stash of Johnny Cash memorabilia, which Daniel admired.

Food

Banging on about burritos

April 3, 2019

Directly translated from Spanish, burrito means “little donkey”. Some people believe that it could simply be because burritos look a bit like a donkey’s ears or the rolled packs and bedrolls often carried by donkeys.

Lifestyle

Grab that nap

March 20, 2019

Sleep deficiency is linked to many chronic health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity, and depression,

The Hype

Leaving Neverland brings up an uncomfortable past

March 20, 2019

In “Leaving Neverland,”Wade Robson and James Safechuck admitted that they were abused as children by a man they worshipped. Their statements are overwhelmingly convincing and powerful.  

Lifestyle

Consent and self-care

March 6, 2019

Consent is never implied by things like your past behaviour, what you wear, or where you go. Sexual consent should always be clearly communicated there should be no question or mystery. Silence is not consent.

Music

The beauty of terrible tunes at Shitenite

March 6, 2019

But why do we love this terrible night? It’s a night where you don’t have to be embarrassed about liking the cheesiest tunes, you should be embarrassed if you don’t know them at Shitenite.

Opinion

The power of students protesting climate change

March 6, 2019

Many of today’s adults won’t have to worry about what’s happening in about 50 years time. It is my generation, Greta’s generation and the future generations who will suffer the consequences.

Opinion

Stop putting Conor McGregor on a pedestal

March 6, 2019

Young males in particular tend to look up to Conor McGregor. Many draw inspiration from his beard, blazers or tattoos and he is certainly a man who helps determine Irish fashion. But what if young boys start to copy his aggressive behaviour or his lack of respect for women?

DCU News

KISS week focused on consent

February 20, 2019

More consent classes were offered as part of KISS week, which was previously known as SHIFT week and the year before as SHAG week.

The Hype

Let me listen to Take That in peace

February 6, 2019

person’s taste in music varies depending on many factors ranging from the type of music they were exposed to from an early age, their personal preference and their life experience.

Lifestyle

Getting thrifty with Swifty

December 12, 2018

From country singer to global goddess, Taylor Swift’s style has dramatically changed, just like her music. She has come a long way since (insert ex-boyfriends name here) and throughout the years she has been pictured

Features

Storm in a teacup

December 12, 2018

The effects of climate change can be clearly seen, the most evident effect can be seen in the increased temperature. Temperatures have risen by 0.7oC between 1890-2008 and most significantly by 0.4oC between 1980-2008.

Health

Syphilis on the rise across Ireland

December 12, 2018

Syphilis cases are increasing to record levels in Ireland according to the HSE. The STI can be treated with antibiotics and caught by getting a blood test.

Articles

The not so-secret lives of celebrities under scrutiny

December 12, 2018

Even before social media, the public have always had an interest in the personal lives of celebrities.  Marilyn Monroe’s life was ruined by the press, her career had been going downhill and it was being splattered all over the magazines.

Music

Sleigh bells rings, are you listening?

November 14, 2018

A lot of Christmas music is joyous, repetitive, and so so catchy. It’s one of the many things that makes it beautiful. Nobody can really, ever outgrow Christmas music because most traditional Christmas songs have been remade at one point or another, and in more ways than one, so that every age can enjoy a version sung by their favorite artist.

Features

Closed until further notice

October 31, 2018

With some of the best loved venues in the city closed down and replaced with hotels, where do we go from here?