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.
Since the Eight Amendment was repealed in the Republic of Ireland at the beginning of this year, focus has shifted to Northern Ireland where abortion remains illegal.
An Emergency Class Representative Council (CRC) voted to mandate the DCU Students’ Union Executive’s position on Union of Students in Ireland (USI) affiliation to be neutral, should a referendum be called.
Final year Business Studies student Christine Farrell believes she can bring the voice of a “normal student” to the role of DCU Students’ Union President, should she be elected.
DCU Students’ Union sabbaticals and executives have voted to put the matter of affiliation with Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to referendum.
DCU student Shepherd Machaya’s deportation order was extended today until March 21st.
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.
DCU’s Media Production Society (MPS) raised over €8,800 in aid of the children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie during their annual DCUtv 24 Hour Broadcast.
The amount paid in library fines across the DCU Glasnevin and St Patrick’s libraries decreased by over €6,700 from 2016/2017 to 2017/2018.
A housing charity is moving elderly residents out of a housing complex deemed not fit for purpose and moving 18 students in, charging them over three times the rent the previous residents were paying.
Over 20,000 Google employees participated in a walkout across 50 cities worldwide, including Dublin on November 1st, in protest of the company’s history of protecting executives accused of sexual assault.
The deportation order against DCU student Shepherd Machaya was extended by the Department of Justice and Equality until February 5th, 2019.
A campaign has been launched to prevent the deportation of a DCU student who fears for his life should he have to return to Zimbabwe.
In The run up to the presidential election, candidate Gavin Duffy has said he is “mellowing as a capitalist” and is more open to social policies.
Budget 2019 has been criticized as being an ‘election budget’ by Labour TD Joan Burton, after Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s speech on October 9th.
Higher Education, Further Education & Training, and Research will receive an investment of €150 million, said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in his Budget 2019 speech on October 9th.
A DCU student has pleaded guilty to charges of possession of €4,000 worth of narcotics with intent to supply.
A DCU study revealed that countries with greater press freedom have lower incidences of bribery involving public officials.