Concern over gardaí move to Louth

Shauna McCrudden reports on local concerns about the transfer of gardaí in border counties. More than half the gardaí being moved to Louth in response to the murder of Garda Tony Golden are from the already under-resourced Cavan/Monaghan area, causing concern among residents. Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has directed that 27 extra gardaí and the Emergency Response Unit are to… Read more »

The power of posters

Lisa Krüger-Franke reports on an exhibition of posters of activist movements over the past century. Activists often use art and design to emphasise their statements and to educate their followers and viewers. The exhibition, “A World to Win – Posters of Protest and Revolution”, displayed around 70 of the most powerful posters from the last century. The exhibition was recently hosted… Read more »

Dublin Vegfest 2015 brings veganism into vogue

Alisa Narbutas reports on Dublin’s recent first ever vegan festival. In celebration of World Vegan Day recently, the first ever Vegfest took place at the F2 Centre at Reuben Plaza, Rialto, in Dublin 8 late last year. The festival offered a wide range of vegan products, information about the lifestyle as well as performances and… Read more »

Jamie McCanney crowned British Enduro Champion

Robert Lynn reports on the crowning of a British motor-cycle champion. Husqvarna’s Jamie McCanney has been announced as this year’s British Enduro Champion following a week of deliberation by Auto Cycle Union (ACU) officials. With the outcome of the 2015 ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championship (BEC) resulting in championship contenders McCanney and Steve Holcombe (Beta) tied… Read more »

Dublin celebrates veganism as report warns of dangers of meat

Kim Carroll reports on Dublin’s first vegan festival and the growth of veganism. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a department of the World Health Organisation (WHO), recently released a statement that it had classified processed meat as carcinogenic to humans, based on sufficient evidence that its consumption causes colorectal cancer. Red meat was sub-classified as “probably”… Read more »

Chinese New Year Festival ushers in Year of the Snake

Marco Martinez reports on Dublin’s Chinese New Year Festival 2013. The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2013 will welcome in the Year of the Snake. The festival will be celebrated from 8 February to 18 February 2013. The most important aim on the festival is to present the best of Chinese-Irish culture. It has been running… Read more »

Labour TD defends budget as fair

Kateryna Prokhorenko got his views on the budget of Labour’s John Lyons. John Lyons TD of Labour responded to comments that appeared in the media recently that the December budget is anti-family and anti-children. “For a start, it’s the game of the Opposition to do as much as they can to hold any government to account. Opposition… Read more »

Media manipulating public opinion on abortion: Quinn

Eva Lukai spoke to David Quinn about possible changes to Irish abortion law David Quinn, founder of the Catholic Iona Institute, blames the Irish media for pushing the public into one direction during current debates about the new abortion law. It all goes back to Savita Halappanavar’s death, which created the climate in which the changes to the… Read more »

Wealth tax could avoid budget cuts: Dunne

Urte Mitschunas spoke to a People Before Profit councillor about his idea of a wealth tax. “We could argue that a wealth tax is one of the ways of avoiding the cuts and extra taxes that they are putting on low- and middle-income families,” said Pat Dunne, councillor of the People Before Profit party. He believed that low- and middle-income families could… Read more »

Indian protests against India’s blasphemy law

Atheists Ireland recently hosted an Indian rationalist who faces three years in jail if he returns to India, on charges under that country’s blasphemy law, reports Elise Booree Sanal Edamaruku is facing blasphemy charges in India, instigated by the Catholic Church, for exposing a “crying” Catholic statue as being caused by faulty plumbing and capillary action. He is president of the Indian Rationalist Association and Rationalist International. He is a well-known author, columnist and… 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 »