A personal mission to help in war-torn Libya

Jonathan Keane spoke with Griffith student Abdullah Neihum who has been working at sending medical aid and supplies to Libya, a country torn apart by its uprising The crisis in Libya has been one of the most intense in a year of Middle East revolutions. Beginning in mid-February, protesters took to the streets to rally against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his 40-plus year rule over the North African nation. In early March, Griffith… Read more »

Emigration does not always work out

While some look abroad for work, others are coming back for the same thing. David Goulden speaks to one of them During a time of difficulty in a country’s economy, it is often a trend for younger people to emigrate for a period of time and find work elsewhere. Ireland’s recession is one of the most written-about topics in the Irish media over the last three… Read more »

Downturn means community education centre busier than ever

Many people are looking to upskill during the economic recession and the Dublin 8 Community Education Centre helps them to do just that. Ciara Mooney spoke to its director The Dublin 8 Community Education Centre (D8CEC) was established in 1996. Since then it has provided over 300 adults a year with a second chance at education. According to the 2006 census, 30 per cent of the population in the South West Inner City have lower… Read more »

Binge nation

Stephen Ramsey looks at Ireland’s attitude to drink and how it has changed since the last recession “People went out to drink ‘socially,”’ said Helen Collins, a counsellor in the Baggot Street area, as she elaborated on how our drinking culture has evolved since the last recession. “It was never their goal to get drunk; they may have ended up drunk but… Read more »

Plenty of black gold but not so easy to get it out

Matthew Jaffray looks at the problems facing Iraq’s oil industry It is easy to picture a graph of Iraq’s oil output over the last 40 years. All you have to do is to think of the most stereotypically rollercoaster-like graph you can imagine and you are on the money, so to speak. Iraq is close to… Read more »

State of economy increases demand for Aware services

Jonathan Keane discovers that the economic crisis has led to an increase in the number of people suffering from depression Depression is, and will always remain, a very serious and delicate mental-health issue. Not only that, but there has been a rise in the number of sufferers in Ireland in recent years. Aware, who work under the principle, “Helping to defeat depression”, have been providing a… Read more »

From Plescoi to Portobello

Richard Bohan speaks to a member of the local Romanian community in Dublin 8 Romania is one of the newest members of the European Union (EU) and previously one of the poorest. Despite the country’s growing tourism industry, promoting the old Transylvanian castles, and thousands of westerners flocking to the beaches of the Black Sea, many Romanian people live… Read more »

Francis Street an important centre of Irish art

Stephen Ramsey takes a look at the various art galleries that are scattered across Francis Street and investigates the rumours of a decline in the industry If you are ever looking for an art gallery or an antique dealer in Dublin, Francis Street in Dublin 8 has long been established as the city’s art district. It is filled with galleries for various types of art and antiques feature strongly. You can browse… Read more »

Domestic soccer’s little-known league

David Goulden previews the League of Ireland and assesses the prospects of St Patrick’s Athletic While the majority of Irish sports fans are drooling over the last stages of the Champions’ League and are eagerly awaiting the summer months for the GAA provincial championships, another, largely ignored, competition in the Irish sporting calendar is about to begin. To most of this… Read more »

March date confirmed for Nowruz celebration

Donia Jenabzadeh reports on the celebration of the Persian New Year Dublin 8’s Persian community got set to celebrate their New Year and the start of spring in March. On Sunday, 20 March, people all over the world celebrated International Nowruz Day, or the Persian New year, to mark the first day of spring and the start… 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 »