An opening into doormen

Elaine Rogers gives an insight into a nightclub bouncer’s perspective on their job. Everyone is quick to punish club and bar security for their decisions on a night out, when in fact, we do not quite understand the complexity that their job entails. There is constant confusion in the minds of young adults about what it is that a… Read more »

Bridgefoot Street community 10-year fight for park

Claire Hayes reports on a Dublin 8 community’s long campaign for a park in their area. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that in an urban area, each individual should have at least 9 square metres of green space. Currently the Bridgefoot Street community of Dublin 8 comes in under this benchmark by a shocking 8.3 square metres. In other words,… Read more »

Standing against homophobic bullying

Raphaela Pauwels discusses homophobic bullying in schools and how to combat it. Homophobic bullying in schools can have serious consequences for many young people and can influence their way of perceiving themselves. It can be referred as bullying somebody – through physical violence, insults, the Internet, intimidation, isolation/exclusion, name calling etc. – because of their sexual orientation. According… Read more »

Survey shows Irish children among most obese in world

Recent studies reveal the growing problem of obesity among Irish children, reports Ryan O’Callaghan. Obesity is defined as a disease in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that health is adversely affected. According to a recent study published in The Lancet, Ireland and the United Kingdom are set to become the most obese countries in Europe in… Read more »

Nomophobia : a not-so-strange reality

Gillian Coleman reports on a phobia caused by addiction to mobile-phone use. Nomophobia is becoming an epidemic for the generation of today as children are getting smartphones at increasingly young ages, some as young as eight years old. It can be regarded as a growing problem nowadays, as a result of the revolution of smartphones and iPhones… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence: your worst nightmare?

Eleìa Cygan discusses the possibilities and fears of AI. ­It used to be a crazy idea that stepped straight out of a famous writer’s or filmmaker’s imagination but nowadays Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Whether we talk about personal assistants such as Siri or Cortana, video games, self-driving cars or streaming platforms such as… Read more »

A box of hope

Stephen Raftery talks to a volunteer who works in Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal. For over 18 years, Irish aid charity Team Hope has delivered gifts to the poorest and most remote parts of the world through the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. However, before these are delivered their journey first begins at Team Hope’s many distribution centres. Taking part in the… Read more »

Attitudes to vaccines built on ignorance

Jack Poole examines the shaky basis for the hostility to vaccines. There have been growing tensions between the public and scientific community. Distrust has formed with an accompanying disregard for research and new discoveries. Why is this? What has happened to cause this divide? For decades, this problem has been compounded to the point of causing deaths… Read more »

Helping to solve the A&E crisis

Erin Kennedy reports on how St James’s Hospital in Dublin eases the pressure on its A&E Department. “It’s ludicrous to think that we should be doing anything other than protecting the elderly,” said Professor Plunkett, Medical Director at St James’s Hospital in Dublin and lecturer at Trinity College. “Should not a country’s medical care be judged on how it treats the elderly?” Assaults… Read more »

Fighting the isolation of the elderly in Ireland

Ashley Callery reports on how Age Action help to improve life for the elderly. As people grow older, the likelihood of their living alone increases. There is a large number of elderly people living in Ireland that face social isolation every day. However, ranges of services exist to help tackle this problem. Loneliness may not seem like a major problem… 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 »