Strange Dublin – adapting to new surroundings

Laura Kaspar writes about the phenomenon of “culture shock” for a foreign student in Dublin. For my first lecture in a college in Dublin I was 20 minutes early. I did not know when people would usually arrive and the thought of being late terrified me. But no one was there. When I was still the only one waiting five minutes… Read more »

Who or what is to blame for the decline of the Irish language?

Martin McGauley ponders the reasons for the decline in the use of Irish. With over a billion euro estimated to be spent on the promotion of the Irish language annually, why is there a continuing trend of people choosing not to use it in their daily lives? Is this money being wasted on needless and seemingly useless education? The… Read more »

Is there real choice is the Irish school system?

Alexander Lundquist considers the enduring place of religion in Irish primary schools. There is a country where over 90 per cent of all State-funded primary schools are run by the same organisation. That country is Ireland and that organisation is the Catholic Church. “The Irish education system is unique in that way,” says Jane Donnelly of

Viva Capoeira: the joy of rhythm and motion

Felix Knickenberg reports on an action-filled combat sport that originated in Brazil and has spread around the world. “Valente nao existe” or fearless does not exist goes a Brazilian saying. Those words describe what a capoeira player feels and embodies. Once a tool for the oppressed, capoeira unifies balance and power. It is the dance of gladiators. It is a duel between comrades. It… Read more »
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Two Griffith nominees in Magazine Ireland awards

  What are the chances of two Griffith alumni to be nominated as finalists in the 2016 Magazine Ireland awards? It is an even greater coincidence that the two graduates of the BA in Journalism and Media Communications… Read more »

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Your photo view of Dublin could win €700

CoinaPhoto, a unique social media platform to share locally relevant social stock photography, is delighted to be partnering with Griffith College to launch a photography competition exclusive to Griffith College students. It is an exciting collaboration given… Read more »