An opening into doormen

Elaine Rogers gives an insight into a nightclub bouncer’s perspective on their job. Everyone is quick to punish club and bar security for their decisions on a night out, when in fact, we do not quite understand the complexity that their job entails. There is constant confusion in the minds of young adults about what it is that a… Read more »

Bridgefoot Street community 10-year fight for park

Claire Hayes reports on a Dublin 8 community’s long campaign for a park in their area. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that in an urban area, each individual should have at least 9 square metres of green space. Currently the Bridgefoot Street community of Dublin 8 comes in under this benchmark by a shocking 8.3 square metres. In other words,… Read more »

Standing against homophobic bullying

Raphaela Pauwels discusses homophobic bullying in schools and how to combat it. Homophobic bullying in schools can have serious consequences for many young people and can influence their way of perceiving themselves. It can be referred as bullying somebody – through physical violence, insults, the Internet, intimidation, isolation/exclusion, name calling etc. – because of their sexual orientation. According… Read more »

Survey shows Irish children among most obese in world

Recent studies reveal the growing problem of obesity among Irish children, reports Ryan O’Callaghan. Obesity is defined as a disease in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that health is adversely affected. According to a recent study published in The Lancet, Ireland and the United Kingdom are set to become the most obese countries in Europe in… Read more »

Nomophobia : a not-so-strange reality

Gillian Coleman reports on a phobia caused by addiction to mobile-phone use. Nomophobia is becoming an epidemic for the generation of today as children are getting smartphones at increasingly young ages, some as young as eight years old. It can be regarded as a growing problem nowadays, as a result of the revolution of smartphones and iPhones… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence: your worst nightmare?

Eleìa Cygan discusses the possibilities and fears of AI. ­It used to be a crazy idea that stepped straight out of a famous writer’s or filmmaker’s imagination but nowadays Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Whether we talk about personal assistants such as Siri or Cortana, video games, self-driving cars or streaming platforms such as… Read more »

A box of hope

Stephen Raftery talks to a volunteer who works in Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal. For over 18 years, Irish aid charity Team Hope has delivered gifts to the poorest and most remote parts of the world through the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. However, before these are delivered their journey first begins at Team Hope’s many distribution centres. Taking part in the… Read more »

Local resource group embodies community spirit

Jordan Sweeney reports on a resource group at the heart of Dublin 8’s ever-expanding community. The dictionary defines the word community as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. But the word can be made to hold a much heavier weight and to strike a larger chord. In some ways, 2016 has… Read more »

Dublin’s municipal park a green and safe haven

The Phoenix Park fulfils so many needs for Dubliners and visitors alike, writes Kathleen Milewski. The Phoenix Park is an award-winning park that sits on the outside edge of Dublin 8. Its 1,752 acres of rolling hills and stunning views of the mountains and River Liffey are enough to make any visitor forget that they are still in the city… Read more »

Melting the iceberg of fear

Emmet McCabe discusses a report on recreational drug use and drug-debt intimidation with its author. A new campaign to highlight the effect that recreational drug use is having on violence and drug-debt intimidation in Ireland has been launched by the Safer Blanchardstown organisation. The Safer Blanchardstown group is a local Community Policing Forum funded by and operating in the Blanchardstown Local… Read more »

Griffith Digital News

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 »

Griffith Media News

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 »