Golden Eagles’ future in Donegal under threat

Tara McHugh reports on the struggle to sustain and protect the species in the northwest. Donegal’s Golden Eagle population is under threat, according to Lorcan O’Toole, Golden Eagle Project Manager, unless urgent action is taken to manage Donegal’s upland hills. New data released recently from the Donegal-based project revealed that the population of the Golden Eagle is struggling to survive with… Read more »

Ireland’s prima ballerina

Laura Downes interviews one of Ireland’s leading ballet dancers. Monica Loughman is a vision in black, hair pulled back in a typical ballet bun. She stirs a full fat coffee, thoughtfully breaking off another piece of croissant, a far cry from how she was depicted on TV’s Ballet Chancers. She left Ireland for Perm ballet… Read more »

Docklands Christmas Festival shows multicultural Dublin

Kealan McGuinness spoke to the event organiser of this year’s Docklands Christmas Festival Dublin’s Christmas fun and frolics began in earnest with the opening of the Docklands Christmas Festival on George’s Dock. This year’s festival caters for people of all ages and nationalities, according to event organiser Daragh Maher. “You’ll find, in the event,” said Mr Maher from Raw… Read more »

Icon of modern architecture dies

Camilla Xavier recalls one of the world’s greatest modern architects. “What is immortal does not die at the end.” With this phrase, Brazilians have done honour to Oscar Niemeyer, who died at the age of 104 in Rio de Janeiro recently. He is an icon, an artist and one of the greatest architects the world… Read more »

Labour deputy whip defends party budget position

Mark Lynch spoke to Labour’s deputy whip about his attitude to the recent budget. Labour deputy whip John Lyons TD has staunchly defended the party’s position on the recent budget. Mr Lyons has described the budget as one “built on fairness”. He outlined the Labour party’s position by stating: “We are one-third of a coalition where the other party makes… Read more »

Changes to property tax needed: Murphy

Patrick Allen spoke to Eoghan Murphy TD about his reaction to the recent budget. Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy (Dublin South East) believes the property tax needs to be changed to allow for those who paid stamp duty on their homes during the boom. He was speaking to this reporter about his reaction to the recent budget. The new self-assessed… Read more »

Movember still growing

Elise Booree reports on the continued growth of the Movember movement in Ireland. On 1 December 2012, “mo bros” shaved and ended the fifth edition of Movember Ireland. Some famous people were involved, such as the Irish golf star, Padraig Harrington, and rugby captain Jamie Heaslip. But many not so well-known people were involved as well, such as… Read more »

Wanderings in the Twilight Zone

James Keating writes about some unsolved mysteries Legend tells of a way we might avert whatever awaits on 21 December 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar. By finding and bringing together 13 crystal skulls which possess mystical, paranormal or even extraterrestrial properties, we can survive the end of days. The skulls represent… Read more »

How transparent is anti-Kony campaign?

Caroline O’Doherty teases out the implications of “Kony 2012” “Nothing is more powerful then an idea, whose time has come, whose time is now”. This is the drive behind the “Kony 2012” social-networking phenomenon. The YouTube video in question is about a Ugandan man, Joseph Kony, who has become a hot topic of conversation… Read more »

Music-therapy funding cut in budget

Ciara Jordan discusses the budget cut in funding for music therapy in special-needs schools in Northern Ireland Kerry Phillips, a special-needs assistant in Knockevin Special-Needs School, Downpatrick, Co. Down, is not happy with the cutbacks the last budget made in funding for music therapy in schools like hers. “It’s ridiculous to be honest; these children are one of the most vulnerable groups… 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 »