Downpour fails to halt Gaelcon

The flooding of its original proposed location did not stop Ireland’s biggest board-gaming convention from going ahead, writes Jack Jonasson Recently Gaelcon, Ireland’s biggest board-gaming convention, took over the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin after the flooding of the D4 Hotel. In later October, Gaelcon suffered a setback due to the flooding which affected many parts of Dublin. The original venue for the convention, the D4… Read more »

New NRA signs for Donegal cost €1 million

Naoise Nolan reports on controversial new road signs erected in Donegal A local heritage group in Donegal has reacted angrily to the decision by the National Roads Authority (NRA) to erect numbers on country roads and some streets. It emerged this week that Donegal Co. Council had agreed to accept new road signage for the county,… Read more »

Occupy Dame Street means business

Jack Jonasson speaks to one of the main organisers of the Irish part of a spontaneous world-wide anti-capitalist street movement For quite a number of weeks now, a group of protesters has been living in tents outside the Central Bank in Dublin. Following the example of Occupy Wall Street in the US, these men and women dedicate themselves to the cause by setting up a… Read more »

October dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer

The Irish Cancer Society has set aside October to raise awareness of and funds to fight breast cancer, writes Suzanne Early The Irish Cancer Society has dedicated the month of October to raising awareness and support for patients, and also to raise much-needed funds for research and treatment. It held a number of successful events this October, such as the Pink Ribbon Day, which was held on… Read more »

Business owners oppose flood-defence plans for Clontarf

Clontarf business owners consider Dublin City Council flood-defence plans for their area “too extreme”, writes Viviane Stroede Business owners consider flood-defence plans for Clontarf “too extreme”. The plan includes an eight-foot-high wall, running 3 km along the Clontarf promenade. Building is due to start in early 2012. The plans for the coastal flood protection were made by Dublin City Council (DCC) in response… Read more »

That other, hurtful, four-letter word

Claire Sheeran writes about the significance of the anti-rape SlutWalks taking place around the world and considers the implications of the term “slut” When they are little, girls are usually told “to be a good girl”, to act in a lady-like fashion and most of all to be modest at all times. This may seem like something you would read in a Jane Austen book, but funnily enough,… Read more »

Mr Tayto continues to thrive

Killian Murphy looks at a business success story in the form of Tayto Park Mr Tayto announced the addition of a haunted house to his increasingly popular Tayto Park for the duration of the Halloween school mid-term break this year. The House of Horrors was brought in from America at a cost of €150,000. It was located in what is… Read more »

Moustache Season

Pia Stromme writes about the very successful phenomenon known as Movember During November, men from all over the world are encouraged to let their moustaches grow. Universities across Ireland are joining the hair-growing process and the goal is to raise money for and awareness of men’s health. “Every year you can see some bearded students who normally… Read more »

Occupy Dame Street receives increasing support

Ian Begley talks to some of those taking part in what has become an international protest movement Demonstrators who are currently camping on Dame Street prepare for the weeks ahead with seemingly growing support for their cause. The occupiers have seen a steady increase in numbers since the protests began. There are no plans, as of yet, for ending the protest any time… Read more »

Dame Street occupiers determined to stay

Sjur Magnus Bergstrøm talks to two men taking part in the Occupy Dame Street protest It is now several weeks since the Occupy Dame Street protest started and there are still as many protesters as on the first day. Approximately 50 people, most of them between 20 and 25 years old, are standing outside the Central Bank. One of them is… 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 »