Chewing gum and cigarettes still Ireland’s biggest litter problem

Citizens have been urged to throw away their chewing gum and cigarettes in provided bins, reports Tahlia Nunes da Silva Peppard. People all around Ireland are being urged by Government officials to stop throwing their cigarette butts and chewing gum on the streets. Recently, the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report showed that the most common forms of litter are cigarettes and chewing gum. The report provides… Read more »

J-1 Visa to be removed because of Trump’s victory?

Hannah Collins writes about the threat to many Irish students’ passport to summer work in the US. On the morning of 9 November people all over the world woke up to the unexpected news that Donald J Trump had become the 45th president of the United States. Previously, in August 2015 when Trump announced that he was running for presidency, he declared… Read more »

EU-Turkey deal a mistake according to IRC

Erin Kennedy reports on why the Irish Refugee Council consider the EU-Turkey deal on migrants a mistake The Irish Refugee Council has called for increased public awareness that the EU-Turkey deal is a violation of refugees’ human rights. In a recent interview, Stephen Collin, a spokesman for the Irish Refugee Council (IRC), stated that “history will judge us harshly” if the EU-Turkey… Read more »

Clown craze finds its way here

A recent American craze has arrived in Ireland, reports Hannah Collins. Starting in America, the “killer-clown craze” as it is now known worldwide has found its way to Ireland. Dozens of people dressed as clowns have taken to the streets up and down the country to engage in this ongoing trend. Armed with props that have been… Read more »

Dublin Zoo welcomes fourth Asian elephant calf in two years

Dublin Zoo is now taking care of three generations of elephants, reports Mélody Roux Mestrano. An Asian elephant calf was born in Dublin Zoo on 19 September, after 22 months of gestation. The new baby female elephant was under 1 metre tall and weighed approximately 70 kilograms when mum Asha, the first elephant born in the Republic of Ireland, gave birth. This… Read more »

Council surprised by high vacancy rate in Dublin city south

Dublin city south has a dwellings’ vacancy rate 3 per cent higher than Dublin city north, reports Stien Verdick. Dublin city south has a dwellings’ vacancy rate of 10.6 per cent. “We have to find out what’s going on and why it is happening,” said Andrew Montague, Labour Party politician and member of Dublin City Council. “I think the figures came as a surprise. It’s… Read more »

Three advertising agencies reject Griffith College advert

Three high-profile advertising agencies have recently rejected a Griffith College advert because they found it offensive, reports Tahlia Nunes da Silva Peppard. Griffith College Dublin has been the topic of much conversation recently due to its investment in a controversial advert, which was set to cost €50,000 and included ads on radios, billboards and online. The aim of the advert was to attract people who are unhappy in… Read more »

Cycle infrastructure not prioritised

Sarah Buttle reports on EU funding being redirected away from cycling in Dublin. The National Transport Authority (NTA) recently announced that €1.5 million in EU funding for segregated cycle greenways was to be redirected to facilitate the next phase of the Luas Cross-City project. In Ireland there is only one authority for urban public transport (the NTA) that awards… Read more »

Sinister clowns creep into Dublin

An American social-media prank has spread to Dublin, reports Kathleen Milewski. A social-media craze involving pranksters dressing up as scary clowns is causing fear across Dublin. This prank hit Dublin in early October as people dressed in sinister clown costumes began terrorising the city streets. The pranking phenomenon started in the United States and quickly began blowing… Read more »

Rent control damaging rental sector say IPOA

Emmet McCabe gets opposing perspectives on rental controls. The Government brought in a rent-freeze system in November last year to try and combat rising rents but this has damaged the renting sector and the impact is going to be felt by the landlords, according to Margaret McCormack of the Irish Property Owners Association… 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 »