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 »

Lethal Kildare road leaves walkers concerned

Lauren Denver reports on a dangerous road in Co. Kildare. A Kildare road has been reported to be one of the most dangerous roads in all of Leinster. Melitta Road, which is located in Kildare Town, is a popular road as it links the town to the Curragh racecourse. It is used by hundreds of walkers… Read more »

Mobile phones causing problems in schools

Tinashe Nyakujara reports from two schools where rules governing student use of mobile phones have been introduced. It has been estimated that 85 per cent of children going to secondary school in a local area use mobile phones while in school. These numbers have increased rapidly in the last few years. The children of Shannon are considered to be taken over by technology.… Read more »

Council looks to attract tourists

Robert Purcell looks at Kilkenny County Council plans for the Marble City. Kilkenny County Council are looking into the possibility of pedestrianising High Street in Kilkenny city in the future. This news comes after the €5.5 million investment to be put into the city to develop the “Medieval Mile”. The idea of pedestrianising High Street is part of… Read more »

Fermanagh resort likely to host G8 summit

It seems likely that world leaders will be in Co. Fermanagh next year, reports Shauna Duggan. Government and security sources say Northern Ireland is among a number of locations in the United Kingdom rumoured to hold next year’s G8 summit. Speculation is rising that the five-star Lough Erne resort and golf-club complex in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, is one of several United Kingdom… Read more »

Traveller suicide rate five times higher than rest of society

Suicide is a major problem in the Travelling community, reports Donna Rooney. Recent studies show that the Travelling community have a shorter life expectancy and higher suicide rates. Traveller men are now living 15 years less than men in the general population, a new study has found. Suicide is predominately a male issue. For the total population, male suicide… Read more »

Pipe-bomb attacks leave residents in fear

Ashton Doyle reports on a Tallaght, Co. Dublin, estate where there has been a number of pipe-bomb attacks. Residents in an estate in Tallaght are living in fear as the number of pipe-bomb attacks has increased on the estate. The Defence Forces’ bomb-disposal team were called out to a house on Cushlawn Park in Tallaght just after 2.30 a.m. on a recent night to… Read more »

Artists Battle It Out In Secret Wars

Zhan Sergeev writes about unusual underground “battles” where the only weapons are black paint markers “Secret Wars” has been a revelation and has quickly built a reputation as “the world’s best art battle”. It is the only 90-minute, black-and-white illustration battle of its kind. Normally held in the dark corners of cities, artists gather with black paint markers to follow the… Read more »

Launch Of New Video Game Creates World Record

The latest game in the Call of Duty series broke all records for sales when it launched recently, writes Ryan O’Flynn Call of Duty: Black Ops, the latest game in the popular Call of Duty series, recently made entertainment history when it sold 5.6 million copies world wide in its first 24 hours on sale. All across the globe, gamers were lining up to get a copy… 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 »