Embrace your bald self

Robert Purcell has some words of wisdom for those losing their hair, especially young men. You might think that hair loss is just a normal life scenario and celebrity is unaffected by it. How wrong you would be. Look at Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men). The man lost his hair at 19 while he was in acting school. What did he… Read more »

Young Dublin GAA club experiences growing success

Stephen Donnery talks to a member of an up-and-coming Crumlin-based GAA club. St James’s Gaels GAA Club will next year be entering their 20th anniversary. Despite this part of the club being in existence for only a short period of time, it has gone on to many great achievements, as well as having the much-needed laughs and fund… Read more »

School achieves great success in science

Seán O’Connor reports on a Dublin 8 school with a remarkable success record in the Young Scientist competition. Synge Street Christian Brothers School (CBS) has a rich history of producing notable past pupils who have gone on to excel in a variety of professions, from famed Irish talk-show host Gay Byrne to sports stars such as Andy Reid and Liam Whelan, former “Busby… Read more »

Venue proves enduringly popular

Robert Purcell writes about why Vicar Street is such a popular venue. Built on the location of an old wallpaper shop, the Vicar Street venue has become one of Ireland’s most loved venues for fans and acts alike. Putting on nearly 200 shows a year and attracting some of the biggest acts the music and comedy industry has… Read more »

Maternity hospital experiences – good and bad

Donna Rooney reports on a Dublin maternity hospital with a long history. The Coombe maternity hospital is currently approaching nearly 200 years of caring for women and new-born babies. The hospital has experienced great expansion over the years. For many years, women have discussed with their family and friends what hospital to give birth in and what hospital… Read more »

‘Little Jerusalem’ once in heart of Dublin 8

Brian C Kelly reports on what was once Dublin’s Jewish quarter. Today Dublin is a multicultural melting pot and in a lot of ways it always has been. Dublin’s has had Vikings who set up commerce along with towns and cities, Normans who gave us trade and built castles, the English who brought us their language and… Read more »

Badlands producing good music

Robert Murphy talks to the owner of Badlands Studios in Dublin 8. In a little scenic lane in Greenmount Industrial Estate in Harold’s Cross, right behind Griffith College, lies Badlands Studios, a rehersal and recording studio frequented by bands from Dublin and beyond. Its owner, Pat Murphy, is a humble, light-hearted character who gives the image of a… Read more »

Still sweet after nearly 80 years

Deirdre Keeley reports on a long-established sweet factory in Dublin 8. Ritchie’s sweet factory first opened in Inchicore, Dublin 8, in 1936. It was founded by Hector Ritchie Snr and has been operated since then by his descendant family. While they have been creating new products, many of their older ones evoke memories in the older… Read more »

Making music from Dublin to LA

Robert Murphy recently interviewed Laurence Meade of Hero in Error. Laurence Meade grew up in Ballymun with a passion for music. He has been on the Irish music scene for more than 13 years but is still only 27 years old. He plays bass, manages bands, makes business decisions, does a bit of marketing, is… Read more »

Liberty Market, ‘A Taste of Real Dublin’

Alice Poujol visits a market located for almost 40 years in one of the oldest parts of Dublin. As you walk down Meath Street in Dublin 8, you can easily miss the tiny entrance of the Liberty Market hidden behind the front of what looks like any shoe shop. But if you walk in, you discover one of the oldest – and cheapest… 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 »