Friends rally to help cancer victim

Lilia Lalaoui reports on fundraising to help cancer treatment. In September last year, Jocelyn Blake was diagnosed with stage 4 of a rare ovarian cancer. Because she needed to have a very expensive treatment, her friends and relatives decided to organise a series of fundraising events, one of which occurred in November. Ms Blake had… Read more »

Conference addresses better aftercare for premature babies

Trevor Keegan reports on a Dublin conference on helping parents who are bringing their pre-term babies home. A top Irish medical professor has called for better aftercare for premature babies after they leave hospital. Professor Naomi McCallion, Professor of Neonatology and consultant neonatologist at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, was speaking on World Prematurity Day at the launch of a booklet designed to… Read more »

Luas and Dublin Bus crash simulated

Bronwyn Molony reports on a recent simulated tram and bus crash in Dublin. Dublin Fire Brigade and Luas operators recently staged a simulated crash exercise in preparation for the opening of the new Luas Cross City line. The incident was staged on Parnell Street and involved personnel from Dublin Fire Brigade, Luas operator Transdev and Dublin Bus as… Read more »

Festival aimed to reclaim Bram Stoker for Dublin

Razim RazimAmun interviewed the director of the recent Dublin festival to honour the creator of Dracula. Tom Lawlor, the Director of Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival, has been involved for the third time consecutively in the annual festival. It is his “passion for Dublin” that is the reason for him being at the helm again this year, he said at the Filmbase… Read more »

E-learning the new teaching business opportunity

Mara Garcia Ramirez reports on a talk on the growth of online teaching. Online learning and teaching have become a new trend for new generations, a recent conference in Dublin was told. Stefano Messori, Design Strategist, Corporate Trainer and founder of the Strategic Design Hub, highlighted the importance of empathy with students in order to transfer knowledge if you are… Read more »

Showcasing Islam through art

Deepansha Banswal reports on a recent Islamic art exhibition in Dublin. The Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC) of Ireland recently organised an exhibition to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The exhibition promoted many forms of Islamic and Arabian art. The centre was opened in the year 1996. With its mission, “Invite all to the way of your Lord with… Read more »

University qualification for Drimnagh young people

A youth-leadership programme offers local young people a great opportunity to advance their education and life opportunities, reports Stephen Sharpe. Ten young people from Drimnagh were awarded university certificates in Youth Leadership and Community Action at a graduation ceremony in the National University of Ireland, Galway recently. The young people, aged from 15 to 20 years, attended the ceremony having successfully completed an eight-month Youth Leadership… Read more »

Film festival’s third edition emphasises ‘other voice’ of women

The third year of the Feminist Film Festival brought the theme “Othered Voices” to capture the female voice in different forms, reports Vithoria Escobar de Oliveira. The Feminist Film Festival Dublin (FFFD) opened in the final week of November last with the screening of the Irish producer Anne Crilly’s Mother Ireland and director/producer Caoimhe Butterly’s The Sea Between Us. The Oscar winner, The Piano, by Jane Campion also featured in… Read more »

Debate told Ireland lags behind in global climate-change action

Hazel Gordon reports on a recent debate on climate change in Dublin. There was a debate in late November last in Dublin’s Science Gallery as part of Science Week 2016. The debate title was “The End is Nigh – In Hot Water: Is Climate Change Humanity’s Greatest Threat?” and it considered how humanity should deal with climate… Read more »

Men’s Voices hold inaugural conference

A recent conference in Dublin considered the issue of men’s rights reports Conor Sheridan. The male-rights advocacy group, Men’s Voices Ireland, held their inaugural conference recently. The event, which was free to attend and ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., took place in Wynn’s Hotel on Abbey Street in Dublin and coincided with the more widely recognised International… Read more »