Injecting Facility to open in Dublin city centre

Heroin deaths could decrease with a suitable and safe place to use drugs, writes Ottavia Caminita. The Health Service Executive (HSE) is searching for a suitable injection facility in Dublin city centre. Between 2004 and 2013, there has been an increase of 98 per cent in the number of deaths related to poly drugs. Out of these, 72 per cent were connected… Read more »

International students struggle to find accommodation

International students in Ireland are facing endless problems, while the accommodation crisis goes on, reports Ottavia Caminita. Ireland is becoming an unattractive place for international students, due to its soaring rents and scarce housing supply. Since 2012, the number of international students studying in Ireland has increased. Nowadays, the percentage of non-Irish students in higher education is around 8.8 per cent of the… Read more »

Problems with Dublin’s rickshaw service

How much do we actually know about the people running Dublin’s rickshaws, asks Ugne Aksiutovaite. The rickshaw service in Dublin is run privately by unidentified employers, who are not regulated by Dublin City Council or any other Government institution. Associated with illegal uninsured immigrants, drug dealing and sexual assault, the rickshaw drivers have a horrible reputation within the community. The top of… Read more »

Gender imbalance in third-level education

Gillian Coleman speaks to students about gender imbalance in some third-level courses. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), there is a gender imbalance in certain fields of third-level education in Ireland. In the latest “Women and Men in Ireland 2016” study, the CSO stated that “women represented more than three out of four (76.4… Read more »

Chewing gum and cigarettes still Ireland’s biggest litter problem

Citizens have been urged to throw away their chewing gum and cigarettes in provided bins, reports Tahlia Nunes da Silva Peppard. People all around Ireland are being urged by Government officials to stop throwing their cigarette butts and chewing gum on the streets. Recently, the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report showed that the most common forms of litter are cigarettes and chewing gum. The report provides… Read more »

J-1 Visa to be removed because of Trump’s victory?

Hannah Collins writes about the threat to many Irish students’ passport to summer work in the US. On the morning of 9 November people all over the world woke up to the unexpected news that Donald J Trump had become the 45th president of the United States. Previously, in August 2015 when Trump announced that he was running for presidency, he declared… Read more »

EU-Turkey deal a mistake according to IRC

Erin Kennedy reports on why the Irish Refugee Council consider the EU-Turkey deal on migrants a mistake The Irish Refugee Council has called for increased public awareness that the EU-Turkey deal is a violation of refugees’ human rights. In a recent interview, Stephen Collin, a spokesman for the Irish Refugee Council (IRC), stated that “history will judge us harshly” if the EU-Turkey… Read more »

Clown craze finds its way here

A recent American craze has arrived in Ireland, reports Hannah Collins. Starting in America, the “killer-clown craze” as it is now known worldwide has found its way to Ireland. Dozens of people dressed as clowns have taken to the streets up and down the country to engage in this ongoing trend. Armed with props that have been… Read more »

Dublin Zoo welcomes fourth Asian elephant calf in two years

Dublin Zoo is now taking care of three generations of elephants, reports Mélody Roux Mestrano. An Asian elephant calf was born in Dublin Zoo on 19 September, after 22 months of gestation. The new baby female elephant was under 1 metre tall and weighed approximately 70 kilograms when mum Asha, the first elephant born in the Republic of Ireland, gave birth. This… Read more »

Council surprised by high vacancy rate in Dublin city south

Dublin city south has a dwellings’ vacancy rate 3 per cent higher than Dublin city north, reports Stien Verdick. Dublin city south has a dwellings’ vacancy rate of 10.6 per cent. “We have to find out what’s going on and why it is happening,” said Andrew Montague, Labour Party politician and member of Dublin City Council. “I think the figures came as a surprise. It’s… 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 »