Griffith College to waive fees for host-family accommodation

Peter McKeever reports on a scheme which could benefit Irish and international students. Griffith College is offering students free courses in exchange for hosting international students. The offer is open to students at the Dublin, Limerick and Cork campuses. It will see families host a foreign-exchange student for a year in return for waived fees. “Digs for fees” will offset… Read more » new radio on the block

Erica Doyle-Higgins reports on a new radio station in Dublin 8. A new radio station has recently launched on Camden Row in Dublin 8. It is called and has been available to listeners both online from 15 March and on FM from 30 March. Founder and manager Simon Maher described the nature of the radio station:… Read more »

Women’s boxing a growing sport in Ireland

Deirdre Keeley spoke to Irish amateur-boxing administrators about the growth of the sport among women. First designated in 2009 as an Olympic sport, female amateur boxing had its debut at the London 2012 Olympics. Since then, both Ireland and the world have seen a growth of interest in the sport. “Boxing is Ireland’s premier sport. Ireland has more medals for… Read more »

Rents in Dublin 8 continue to increase

Tenants in Dublin 8 are paying more for their rent this year than last, reports Peter McKeever Despite the ongoing recession, rent rates in the south of Dublin city have increased by over 2 per cent, according to a report. The report states that the average price for a one-bedroom rental accommodation in Dublin 8 is €774. That is almost €30… Read more »

Campaign afoot to save Lennox Street trees

Peter McKeever reports on a local Dublin 8 campaign to save trees from being cut down by Dublin City Council. Local residents in Dublin 8 are campaigning to stop Dublin City Council felling a group of trees on Lennox Street. Declan Dunne, an organiser of the campaign, said: “The residents received a letter from the Parks Department of Dublin City Council informing them that nine of… Read more »

Tattoo business going well

Lorcan Mullally talks to a tattooist who is happy with how business is going Art is a living thing that changes and evolves constantly. And for tattoo artist Robin Graves, art is in a sense even more alive, given that his canvas is other people’s skin. Based out of Devil’s Den Tattoos off Aungier Street in Dublin 8, he has… Read more »

Big increase in price of Dublin Bus tickets

The recent substantial rise in bus-ticket prices in Dublin has hit commuters hard and has caused some people to switch to cycling, reports Ciarán Rigney Increases in travel fares on all Dublin Bus routes are hitting pockets hard. The universal increase of 15 per cent was introduced in January, much to the disappointment of many of Dublin Bus’s regular customers. One such customer is Stephen O’Beirnes, a worker in Dublin’s… Read more »

Lack Of Sleep Causes Depression And Anxiety Disorders

Paul Buggy discovered that lack of sleep can lead to serious mental-health problems People who get less than eight hours of sleep every night can develop serious mental problems, in particular depression and anxiety disorders. Of the seven sleep clinics in Dublin, the sleep clinic, CREST, in St James’s Hospital (Dublin 8) is the busiest in Dublin, according to… Read more »

East Wall Residents Granted Hearing On Irish Rail Project

Matthew Jaffray writes about a dispute pitting East Wall residents against Irish Rail and an Inchicore group East Wall residents recently received a lifeline in their dispute with Irish Rail and the Inchicore on Track group about the proposed construction of a new underground Dart line. On 29 September, an Bord Pleanála granted the Protect East Wall committee a hearing that has yet… Read more »

Shop Caters For A Local Ethnic Need

Adeola Olofa talks to an Afro-Caribbean shop owner about her business in the Dublin 8 area Davak superstore was set up three years ago by a 32-year-old Nigerian woman, Ms Adunola. She set up the Afro-Caribbean shop so that she could be independent and also because she wanted to open an African shop in the Inchicore area for fellow Africans like… 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 »