Dublin Flea Market continues to thrive

The Flea Market survived the economic crash and is thriving, reports Patrick McGannon. The Dublin Flea market (DFM), founded in 2008, has not only survived one of the most serious recessions in the history of this country but has prospered and expanded in the past eight years. Located on Newmarket Square, in the south inner city, the market first… Read more »

Event discusses gender inequality in TV and film industry

A recent professional-development day addressed the lack of women writing and directing for the Irish film industry, reports Danielle Maldonado.  An event to raise awareness of the low participation of female writers and directors in film and TV took place at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin in late last year. Called “Mindshift: Redressing Gender Equality in Writing for Film”, it was one of a series… Read more »

Art to provoke an audience

Bruno Theodoro reports on a drama festival that wants to bring discussion of social issues to Irish stages. A brand new art festival took place at Doyle’s on College Street, Dublin 2 in late November. Called Provoke Festival, it was organised by the Collective Theatre Company and featured acts of theatre, comedy and the spoken word. Having provocation as its theme, the festival had… Read more »

Visa conditions can constrain international student numbers

Leonie Machbert looks at how visa conditions can affect non-EU student numbers in Ireland. Ireland aims to increase the number of international students studying at Irish universities and colleges by 6 per cent in the coming three years. However, the visa conditions could prevent non-European students from studying in Ireland. “Irish universities have a good reputation. Students come here for… Read more »

Griffith College students campaign for equal access to SUSI grant

Griffith’s Students’ Union wants the grant made available to students at private colleges, reports Amelie Pyta. The Students’ Union from Griffith College has started a campaign that students from private colleges can get the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant. Currently students from private universities do not qualify for the SUSI grant. The SUSI programme is Ireland’s only national awarding authority for… Read more »

Dublin Zoo supporting Asian elephant safety project

Nathan O’Carroll reports on how a new arrival at Dublin Zoo is part of an international elephant safety project. Dublin Zoo have announced that they are currently supporting a project for Asian elephant safety against expanding human population, ahead of the news that they have welcomed a new calf. The project is based around the Kaziranga National Park in India, which is looking into creating… Read more »

€25 million for local regeneration project

Niamh Lawless reports on the Dolphin’s Barn Regeneration Project. The Regeneration Project for the Dolphin’s Barn community in Dublin 8 launched phase one on 17 October. Back in July, it was announced that the south-Dublin housing estate will receive €25 million in funding for the regeneration project, which Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed. The builders have… Read more »

Hate-crime bill considered unworkable by anti-racism group

An anti-racism group believes that a bill presented by Fianna Fáil fails to fit in the legal system and leaves out vulnerable groups, reports Bruno Theodoro. A hate-crime bill is ineffective and incompatible with Irish law and leaves many people vulnerable, according to an anti-racism group. The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) Ireland have criticised the Criminal Justice (Aggravation by Prejudice) Bill, presented by Fianna Fáil on October 4th, for… Read more »

Dublin 8 community group celebrates 25 years in operation

Patrick McGannon reports on a local community-development group. A Dublin inner-city community support group is celebrating 25 years in operation. It is using the anniversary to help promote and expand its services in the local area. The Fountain Resource Group (FRG) is a non-profit organisation providing a range of free community services to… Read more »

New cultural space opens in city centre

Danielle Maldonado reports on a new centre that has been opened in Dublin 1 by former homeless immigrants. A self-funded cultural centre opened by former homeless immigrants in Dublin 1 is growing and there are plans for expansion on the way. All We Need Is Love is a cultural collaborative space that evolved from a charity project to help refugees. “We want to show people… 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 »