Genealogy expo offers family-history insight

Cayla Williams reports on a recent exhibition on genealogy in Dublin. Family-history enthusiasts gathered at the Back to Our Past exhibition as part of the 18th annual 50 Plus Expo at the Shelbourne Hall, RDS in Dublin. The event hosted 35 exhibitors, all of whom specialise in ancestry, genetic genealogy or Irish history and memorabilia. Organised by… Read more »

Genealogy event has answers to who you are

Jaqueline Costa Ribeiro attended a recent genealogy event at the RDS. The RDS recently opened its doors to Back to Our Past, which claims to be the biggest and most popular Irish family-history event of its type in Ireland. The event offered an opportunity for visitors to examine the heritage of their family background and find… Read more »

The art of comics

Shauna McCrudden talks to a comic-book artist about his work and aspirations. Comic books are a rising trend in Ireland. From little boys and girls reading about Superman’s adventures to the 42-year-old man dressed up as Wonder Woman at a convention, it is an escape route for all ages, but breaking into the business itself is no… Read more »

Calls for regeneration of Sheriff Street area

Martin Cusack reports on efforts to regenerate a crime-ridden inner-city area. The head of a new Government taskforce has said that legal and financial firms in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) should assist young people in the Sheriff Street area by providing jobs and sponsoring third-level education. Kieran Mulvey, head of a Government taskforce appointed to… Read more »

BBC Radio broadcasts debate from Dublin

Tom Byrne reports on a recent BBC World Service programme recorded in Dublin. BBC World Service’s radio programme World Questions was recorded in Dublin in mid-November. Host Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of four invited guests debated political issues affecting Ireland. Mr Dimbleby introduced the programme by saying that “Ireland is the only EU country with a land border… Read more »

Religious education changing for the better?

Caoimhe Cooke considers the changing position of religion teaching in Irish primary schools. March 2016 was a demanding time for Catholic primary-school children in Ireland. Due to a very early Easter, the week before end-of-term holidays was even more hectic than usual, with historical (centenary of the Easter Rising), national (St Patrick’s Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge) and… Read more »

The plight of the student nurse

Shauna McCrudden reports on the difficulties for and discontents among student nurses in Ireland. She’s got the notes; she’s got the medications; she’s got the fob watch; she’s got the stethoscope. Her white shoes are getting dirtier every single day. The amount of information she is expected to remember is getting to be overwhelming. And now her feet are… Read more »

Remembering the Siege of Jadotville

The Irish United Nations (UN) soldiers who fought at Jadotville – how have they been recognised and should they have been given medals by now asks Sinéad Byrne. The Siege of Jadotville has become well known recently with its huge appearance in the media and online. This may be because the public were made aware of the commemorations that took place but most likely because a film adaptation of Declan Powers’s The Siege… Read more »

Bringing men’s issues to the fore

Yvonne Kiely reports on a Dublin conference focusing on what the organisers see as neglected issues affecting men. Increasingly in Ireland, gender issues dominate discussions in the public sphere. These discussions call for equality, yet they tend to put the spotlight on women’s issues. Men’s Voices Ireland is an advocacy group for men’s issues. The need for a specific policy focus on men’s health… Read more »

Team USA score historical international motorcycle competition win

Team USA recently claimed their debut win in the 91st International Six Days Enduro competition, reports Robert Lynn. A day last October will forever mark a historical moment in off-road motorcycling as 16 October was the day when the USA finally claimed the top step of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) podium with a momentous victory in the World Trophy team competition.… 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 »