A more colourful Clanbrassil Street

Swathe Shanmugaraj writes about how the face of a local Dublin 8 street has changed over the years. Clanbrassil Street is a perfect reflection of what one might be able to expect from the diverse community now living in Dublin 8. Stretching from New Street to the Robert Emmet Bridge on the Grand Canal, this street has a significant impact on the development… Read more »

A strategy to end the homelessness crisis

Bruno Theodoro looks at a successful worldwide initiative against homelessness and wonders can it be applied to the Irish crisis. Ireland is facing an increasing crisis of homelessness, which has reached its worst level ever. In the light of such an appalling situation, what are the right steps to confront and end this problem once and for all? Ireland has surpassed the number of 1,000 families… Read more »

When art and science come together

Engineer, scientist and performer Dr Niamh Shaw talks about women in science and how to change old stereotypes to Danielle Maldonado. What if you could be an engineer, who is also a scientist, who is also a performer, who is also training to become an astronaut? Dr Niamh Shaw is already all of them, and she uses science to inspire people to think they can be all… Read more »

Dublin Cocktail Festival promoting Irish whiskey growth

Diane O’Connor reports on the significant growth in the popularity of Irish whiskey. Irish whiskey has seen a major rise in popularity, exports and growth of whiskey distilleries. Now Irish whiskey is entering Dublin’s popular cocktail scene. The Dublin Cocktail Festival, which took place in October last year, had a focus on Irish liqueurs and spirits, with many of… Read more »

Dublin 8 – the students’ choice

Walaa Ajjawi spoke to a landlord and tenant about the rental situation for students in Dublin 8. The Dublin 8 area has always been an ideal place to live in for both local and international students. For several years, Dublin 8 has succeeded in attracting many students travelling from abroad for many reasons, such as its relatively cheap accommodation when compared with… Read more »

Living life to the full in Our Lady’s Hospice

Marina Kotlova visited a place for the dying which is full of life. Though by many this place is known as the place where sick people go to die, it is much more than that. To prove it to yourself you need to simply walk in there and listen in on the conversation of two residents. “You going… Read more »

Any plans this Sunday? Why not visit the flea market?

Nirvana Tandon reports on the local flea market. Almost every last Sunday of the month, this reporter makes it a point to go and attend the local flea market here in Dublin. Situated conveniently at Newmarket Square in Dublin 8, here you can get anything from decades-old china to clothes to shells from… Read more »

The Five Lamps – a local craft brewery

Robert Morrissey reports on a local craft brewery in Dublin 8. Craft brewing is on the rise here in Ireland, with a recent report by The Irish Times indicating that the craft-beer industry now accounts for 1.5 per cent of the entire beer market. That same niche industry was also on course to make over €15… Read more »

Bicentennial of Dublin 8’s forgotten writer

Patrick Brogan recalls on of Ireland’s great horror writers. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was not a typical Dubliner, and maybe it is for this reason that his influence can still be felt in this city, particularly on its literature. He had a great bearing on later horror writers and not just in Ireland. However,… Read more »

Dublin’s South Inner City small businesses in decline

Sovit Karki looks at the plight of small stores in the local Dublin 8 area. Time and technologies have changed our lives and surroundings. Things that used to be around decades ago do not even exist any more. The case with the small local shops around Dublin has been similar. With the arrival of corporations and chain businesses, most of the… 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 »