News

Ireland’s Prison Service – Prisons Prioritise Punishment not Rehabilitation – Former Governor of Mountjoy

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.

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.

Sabbaticals

DCUSU Presidential candidate: Adam Healy

March 5, 2019

Commuter engagement, a healthy campus and a new disability officer are just three items on DCU Student’s Union Presidential Candidate, Adam Healy’s manifesto.

DCU News

DCU launch Refugee Week 2019

January 29, 2019

Refugee Week 2019 is a reflection of the university’s commitment to students from asylum backgrounds, said DCU President Brian MacCraith at its launch in the U on January 28th.

Television

The Laborious Adventures of Bad TV

November 14, 2018

From shows that keep us on the edge of our seat, to those that leave us snoring in them, we all love television. A fictional adventure, an escape from reality, a simple bit of respite

Budget 2019

BUDGET 2019: Social Welfare

October 9, 2018

All social welfare payments are to increase by €5 per week from next year.  The Christmas bonus for welfare recipients will also be restored in full, to commence later this year. Donohoe said: “In addition

Budget 2019

BUDGET 2019: Justice

October 9, 2018

Minister of Finance, Paschal Donohoe has announced an additional €60 million euro to be spent on reforms within the department of Justice and Equality. The €60 million will be used to provide additional asylum accommodation,

DCU News

DCU unveils long awaited student centre

October 3, 2018

The centre will welcome an estimated 50,000 students in the next decade. It was funded entirely through donations from the Tony Ryan Trust, Bank of Ireland, DCU Commercial activities, alongside €8 million raised from student levees.

Opinion

Are consent classes effective?

April 18, 2018

Too often in education we are simply taught that 2+2=4. You write it down in your copy and don’t think about it until memorising it the night before the test. By opening up the classroom to questions and opinions on consent, with a qualified teacher to moderate, students would be more engaged and more likely to listen and take in what’s being discussed.

Opinion

Are vigilante paedophile hunters hidden heroes?

March 21, 2018

Callum Lavery: vigilante groups are unjustifiable Let’s get one thing straight first – I fully support the punishment of anyone who feels it is justifiable to corrupt the innocence of children. While I do understand

The Hype

When music fights back

February 7, 2018

War, huh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. That is of course if you listen to musicians like Edwin Star who have used music to dispute politics and government. Music has been used to