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.

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Electric scooters seized by Gardaí

April 15, 2019

It is a legal grey area where scooter users do not accept the law and see it as the same as using a bicycle, and some types of e-scooters are not considered mechanically propelled.


Grub Guide: Meltdown

April 3, 2019

That is exactly what Meltdown has done with one of their signature sandwiches, the “Mac Mama”. It is one of many creations, founder Maeve O’Malley, came up with that has put her epic toasties a step above the rest.


Dublin’s best spots for fades and trims

March 6, 2019

Its a tattoo shop, it’s a barber shop and it’s a coffee shop. The Ink Factory on Wellington Quay has everything needed to make its customers stay for a whole day and have a great time there. They take booking which means no waiting in line listening the guy in front have a lovely conversation with the barber while staring at the clock. This place has a pleasant relaxed atmosphere with a bit of a buzz (pun intended) about the place.


Surviving couch surfing

February 20, 2019

College is a fun place to expand the mind, open it up to new ideas and progress in life but it’s a huge financial commitment. Mikey Walsh gives his account of dealing with homelessness while studying.


Grub Guide: Andersons Creperie

February 6, 2019

The pricing is very reasonable, well worth every penny for very decent food and an enjoyable chat. Averaging at about €10 per meal, it’s easy to get a lot more for less money than in other similar places.


Grub Guide: Wishbone

December 12, 2018

Are you a big fan of chicken wings limited to a student budget? Mikey Walsh may have found the perfect place for you.


Cheap and cheerful Christmas cooking

December 12, 2018

Are you tight on cash but want to share a Christmas dinner with your college mates? Mikey Walsh has found affordable options for you and your pals.


Eat fat to lose fat?

December 12, 2018

Are you looking to burn fat in as short a period of time as possible? Mikey Walsh is here to tell you how to do just that.


Grub Guide: The Lovely Food Company

October 31, 2018

The black pudding went particularly well with the steamed spinach and poached egg. The artisan bread was perfectly toasted and not one bit soggy, something that is a common experienced while getting toast in other restaurants.