Why do Scandinavians speak English better than southern Europeans?

The EF English Proficiency Index established significant differences in the average level of English-language skills between Scandinavians and southern Europeans reports Melody Roux Mestrano. The EF English Proficiency Index is an index that ranks countries by the English- language skills among adults. This survey is carried out by EF Education First, which is a language-training company teaching all over the world. The conclusions drawn by the survey have been… Read more »

Waiting at an imaginary bus stop

Ian Begley writes about the reality of being an extra for TV and film productions It is a perfectly ordinary, drizzly Monday morning. You stand by a lone bus stop, wearing an old jacket and a dark woolen hat. Two people are engrossed in conversation on the path opposite, but you pay no attention to them. You have been waiting for… Read more »

Escaping Scientology

Mairéad Doyle investigates how and why so many are trying to escape the worldwide cult of Scientology In recent years we have heard of the “religion” that has enticed so many into its organisation. We hear even more about people trying to get away from it. Pete Griffiths, ex-Scientologist, told this reporter why it is so important to leave the Scientology body… Read more »

From shame to fame

Holly Lenny writes about the reality of teen pregnancy as opposed to the fictionalised ideal portrayed on so-called “reality” TV shows It seems every day now that more and more television programmes, documentaries and reality television shows are dedicating their airtime to discussing and demonstrating the real-life struggles of young women who have had a child under age and mostly out of wedlock. Sixteen and Pregnant… Read more »

Why is it so hard to write a feature?

A feature on why it’s so hard to write a feature; be warned, the irony doesn’t stop here, says Becky Cuddihy Since I sat down to write this article, I’ve made four cups of tea, checked my Facebook page at least a dozen times and read three chapters of a book. So, as you can probably tell, I have had a serious case of writer’s block… Read more »

When love overcomes language barriers

Language and cultural differences are important but not barriers to successful relationships, writes Carolina Pelzer Many people move abroad every year with different goals. Some go as a career move and others go simply for the travel experiences but whatever their goals might be, no one is safe from meeting the unexpected and finding love in a foreign land. It has… Read more »

The Compassion Centre – abode of the abandoned

Spirituality may be the stepping stone to fight addiction, writes Sheil Poorun The mass of people ironically complain of the bust but are still indulging by purchasing new expensive technology. In all of this hustle and bustle, in this so-called technological world, there is a group of people who are being crushed, forgotten and neglected. Our hectic society… Read more »

O’Brien’s battle with the scales continuous

J.J Slevin spent a day with leading flat jockey Joseph O’Brien recently to find out how he keeps his weight under control Joseph O’Brien stands at nearly six foot, a mammoth size for a flat jockey. When he first came to attention when he rode his first winner as a fresh-faced 16 year old in 2010, he towered over his father, the legendary trainer Aidan O’Brien. The teenager… Read more »

The early Orderbird catches on

The digital revolution has found its way into the food-service industry, writes Dirk Peschka Imagine yourself sitting in a crowded restaurant at noon. No need to wait for your dishes, the waitress already knows what you want to have. Or imagine walking into a nightclub, going straight to the bar to get your drinks immediately – no endless queues,… Read more »

Former Paralympian condemns budget threat to disability benefit

A former Paralympian struggles to understand the lack of support given to the disabled community and discusses his fight through adversity, reports Daniel Flynn John Creedon was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at the age of six. This is a degenerative genetic neurological disease that affects the nervous system. When he was diagnosed he was told that he would never be able to be involved in sports again and that… 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 »