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 Hills are alive with the sound of new beginnings

April 15, 2019

Although, we can all look forward to the ‘slightly-scripted’ drama, it is doubtful that ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ will have as big an influence on popular music as the original show. It was comparable to the Top of the Pops of the late 2000’s.


Bodies too, are subject to trends

April 3, 2019

77% said if they weren’t on social media they would be less self-conscious about their body and only 17% said that social media gives them more confidence in relation to their self-image.


UK students will still pay EU fees post-Brexit

March 20, 2019

British and Northern Ireland students studying in the Republic of Ireland will no longer have to worry about an increase in tuition fees due to a proposed amendment to the Brexit Omnibus bill


A vegan’s guide to DCU dining

October 17, 2018

I prepare and bring in a lunch to DCU every day. It would be impossible for me to eat a wholesome vegan meal bought in DCU. The option simply does not exist.


The consent question

October 17, 2018

Ever since the #MeToo campaign, it is not unusual to log onto Twitter or listen to the radio and hear of a famous body or political figure facing sexual assault allegations. 

University News

DCU offers Lego workshops for variety of ages

October 11, 2017

Dublin City University are now offering Lego workshops for all ages in their newly built Lego Innovation studio situated on St. Patricks Campus, Drumcondra. The ‘Learnit’ Academy will use this interactive learning hub to carry out


Picture This

September 27, 2017

After much anticipation the Kildare pop duo Picture This (Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford) released their self-titled debut album. Irish music fans and critics have been waiting for Picture This to release an actual album


Why is studying our native language so difficult?

March 22, 2017

Many students are exempt from studying Irish in school due to a disability. In 2015, 3,592 students had an exemption from sitting Irish for the Leaving Cert because of their disability. Out of these students


The harsh reality of the 2C-B drug

February 8, 2017

In early January six young people were hospitalised after taking the synthetic drug known as 2C-B, at a house party in Cork City.  Gerard Banks and his friend were walking by the house when they