Irish history closely mimicked in popular TV series

Tom Byrne explains how a popular TV series has such close parallels in early-modern Irish history. In early 1487, a 12-year-old boy arrived in Dublin, accompanied by a priest. He promptly announced he was Edward, earl of Warwick, the rightful heir to the English crown, just escaped from the Tower of London. Suddenly, Dublin was a city caught up in royal… Read more »

Sova, Ireland’s first vegan butcher

Tatiana Scutari reports on a local vegan restaurant success. What is a vegan butcher and who has the nerve to run such an establishment? You may have passed by Sova Vegan Butcher in Dublin several times but maybe never had the chance to know Barto Sova, the man behind this place. He describes himself as… Read more »

‘Most dangerous times since 1963’ says Martin Bell

Tom Byrne reports on a talk by the very experienced British journalist on war reporting. The first time Martin Bell attempted to become an officer in the British Army he failed the intelligence test. Undaunted, he tried again – and failed again. That failure tells us more about the inadequacies of intelligence tests than the abilities of the man who… Read more »

The age of alternative facts

Deepansha Banswal looks at the how the beginning of the Trump era gave rise to a novel way to describe lying. The term “alternative facts” came to be used in the media a lot thanks to the Trump administration. The term got popular when it was used by counsellor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway during an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press… Read more »

Say no to xenophobia: African lives matter

Oghenenyerhovwo Ogbodu reports on recurring xenophobic attacks on other African nationalities in South Africa. In March 1960, 69 black people were massacred in Sharpeville, South Africa, by the white apartheid police. That same year, Nigeria successfully liberated itself from the grip of British occupation that had stretched for 160 years. The years that greeted Nigeria’s independence saw the formation of… Read more »

Smooth criminals: The new celebrities

Lauren Cassidy bemoans the emergence of the celeb criminal. It is becoming more and more common that people are disregarding the need for a degree to work in certain jobs. Michael Price wrote in the Huffington Post: “We’ve reached a point in human history where higher education no longer works.”  In his article, he… Read more »

Irish reproductive rights: exploring contraception and abortion

Cayla Williams looks at the troubled issue of access to contraception in Irleand. Reproductive rights in Ireland, inclusive of access to and the legalisation of contraception and abortion, is an issue that disproportionately affects women yet remains unresolved. Only fully legalised in 1993, contraception in Ireland has historically been a point of discord in what is known as… Read more »

Problems with Garda complaints’ procedures deep rooted

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission lacks the resources and independence necessary for its functionality, argues Lydia Bowers. The smearing of Maurice McCabe has been labelled a frightening abuse of power by the State’s public bodies. Public figures such as Enda Kenny, Frances Fitzgerald and Nóirín O’Sullivan have had their futures questioned in recent weeks as new allegations have come to light in… Read more »

Girls are leaving sport behind

A growing number of girls are giving up on sport, reports Felipe Mennucci Wasserstein. It appears that girls, particularly during fourth grade, are abandoning sport. The results of the 2016 Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge show a significant gap between the fitness of boys and girls during the first four years of secondary school.  It is true that biological differences… Read more »

No relief on Rikers: the Kalief Browder story

Conroy Baltimore recounts a tragic story that shows serious problems in the US justice system. Rikers Island is one of the most well-known prisons across the United States. Located between the Bronx and Queens, the small island was originally a “pit stop” for those that awaited trial for alleged crimes. However, on multiple occasions, there have been inmates who have… 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 »