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.

The Hype

The girls are back in Derry

March 20, 2019

Amidst all the laughing and jokes, there are certain moments where it shows the real atmosphere and views that were very high during The Troubles. Derry Girls highlights that story within the comedy and it works very well in catching your attention as well as your laughter.


USIT graduate visa is taking a vacation

February 20, 2019

Did you know the graduate visa to go to the US has changed? If you have planned to go across the pond for work straight after college you need to know this information.


Ted Bundy 30 years on

February 6, 2019

The tapes alone don’t paint the full picture for the audience. Yes, they let them hear his thoughts but it is from the pictures and video footage that they see how he was as a person. The way he acted in court was one prime example of who he actually was.


Exam cram

December 12, 2018

During the exam period, many students resort to the caffeinated drinks to give them more of a buzz to keep them going on all-nighters of cramming and their diet takes a nasty turn. This is not good for the stress levels and it does not work.


Making a great second season

November 28, 2018

The main new figure that has been introduced in part two of the documentary is Steven Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner. She is known for proving the innocence of wrongly convicted people in the past and was not going to pass the opportunity of taking up the case and presenting Steven Avery.  


Behind the cover of book adaptions

October 31, 2018

For many there is the excitement of their favourite book being made into a film and getting to see the characters come to life. This can sometimes be an issue as the casting has to reflect what the book describes the characters as and getting the right people to play them is difficult.


Final Year Frenzy

October 17, 2018

College alone is stressful no matter what year a student is in but the final year really is the top liner. It’s the decision maker.


Beauty Buzz: L.A. Girl Pro.Coverage’ Foundation Review

October 3, 2018

The latest product out that seems to be catching the eye of many girls and beauty bloggers is the ‘L.A. Girl Pro.Coverage’ foundation. This foundation only came out in Ireland this year and everyone seems to have it or want it.


Hudson Taylor “Feel it Again” at the Olympia

April 18, 2018

The show was a mixture of going from the old album to the new one and everyone who was either long-term fans or was new to their music didn’t take their eyes off them from start to finish.