Direct Provision

Ireland’s Asylum System – New Direction for Asylum Centres

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.


Head stuff

April 3, 2019

‘It took over 2 years for me to come off of a waiting list and be treated and throughout my time there I felt I wasn’t being listened to ”


Has having patience rewarded Tame Impala fans?

April 3, 2019

It’s reminiscent of a relationship gone sour in the way that “Feels like we Only Go Backwards” was but it doesn’t have the same grip to it and beyond the first, second and third listening, recollection of a single line on the track proved difficult.


Takeaway without the guilt?

February 20, 2019

San Sab provides a unique experience for the palate that is not being satiated by other Thai “healthy” take aways at the moment, their choice to boast traditional dishes as well as Thai fusion makes for a remarkable menu that’s sure to fill a hole in any stomach that meets it.


The ethical ambiguity of awareness challenges

February 20, 2019

In choosing this kind of challenge as opposed to handing your platforms over, there is a missed opportunity to share the spotlight with the people you’re trying to help and give a voice to. Share your platforms, pass the mic.


Loneliness in winter

December 12, 2018

Christmas time can be a lonely time full of sadness and stress for some people. Aoife Horan talks about what you can to do to beat these winter blues.

The Hype

Morrissey getting Low in High School

November 29, 2017

The release of Morrisey’s 11th studio album “Low in High School” marks his first return to music since 2014. When Morrissey made his infamous first tweet ‘Spent the day in Bed” on September 18th, that


Summer’17 festival roundup

September 27, 2017

Electric Picnic in Stradbally Co. Laois was yet again another success with a wide variety of acts taking to the many stages across the weekend. The festival had something for every music fan, including Chaka


As You Were, Liam

September 27, 2017

While these past few months have begrudgingly seen the returns of artists such as Taylor Swift to our sound systems, no musical return this year has been anticipated as much as that of ex Oasis

University News

Maintenance grants for postgraduate students.

April 19, 2017

The department of education have announced new changes for postgraduate and mature students being implemented in the 2017/2018 academic year on the 3rd of April.


Counter moves

April 19, 2017

An overwhelmingly uncrowded lecture hall on an overcast afternoon, is the location for the deceptively explosive talk by Dr Claire Hamilton of NUI Maynooth on Counter Terrorism in Europe. As a stream of students pool in and out


Engineering drops in CAO first preferences

March 22, 2017

The numbers of CAO first preference applications for Engineering in DCU has risen despite a decrease of 5 per cent in first preference Engineering applications nationally.


Do females engage in student politics?

March 22, 2017

In the Mezz, on couches worn out by students of DCU past and present, an informal talk was held about female engagement in politics. Its attendance counted twice as many men as women.

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