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 »

Inaugural conference for male-advocacy group

Padraig Ryan reports on a recent Dublin conference on men’s rights. A group formed to bring awareness of the many issues affecting boys and men in Ireland held their inaugural conference in Dublin city centre last November. The group, Men’s Voices Ireland, was established in 2014 with a view to introducing topics, such as male suicide, domestic… Read more »

Keeler wins super-middleweight title

The Dubliner’s speed and accuracy overwhelmed his opponent in the early stages, reports Stephen Sharpe. Ireland’s Luke Keeler produced a commanding 78-73 win over the experienced Bradley Pryce to land the BUI Celtic Super Middleweight title at Red Corner Promotions inaugural show at the National Stadium in Dublin. Keeler, who suffered a disappointing stoppage loss to England’s Tom Doran in his… Read more »

Waking the Feminists celebrate anniversary with final event

Fiona McCluskey reports on the end of a year-long feminist campaign to achieve change in Irish theatre. Waking the Feminists staged their final event, One Thing More, to a capacity audience in the Abbey Theatre in mid-November. The event celebrated the one-year anniversary of the gender-equality initiative’s conception with speeches, readings and videos from almost 40 members of the Irish arts industry. It… Read more »

FemFest told issues affecting women have not changed since 1916

Lydia Bowers reports on a conference aimed at empowering young women. “Women will not be cast out to the margins. Women will not be forgotten and we will occupy fully our equal place in the sun,” shouted veteran feminist and academic Ailbhe Smyth to the audience gathered at FemFest, a conference for young women commemorating the… 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 »

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 »