Humour – men, women and the Germans

Amelie Pyta talks to a successful German comedienne about her attitude to various kinds of humour. Sexy Is Something Different is the name of a new programme from Anka Zink. The German comedienne is an old stager in her business and has been performing since 1980. She was born and grew up in Bonn. She discovered her passion for comedy in a… Read more »

The wonderful and scary world of the fashion industry

Amelie Pyta interviews a fashion-design student who runs a very successful blog. “I love it to be creative. I love it to create concepts. That’s such a great world. It’s an illusory world but I like it to step into this world, where everything is great and you can leave everything behind you. Fashion is artistry –… Read more »

Scoops at Ruby Sessions: Offensive or entertaining?

Angelika Zaworska reports on a risqué musical performance she recently attended. The icy grey sky restlessly grumbles. The thick blackened clouds are dragged down by the heavy rain which it holds in its delicate frame. The wind does not arrive all of a sudden; it has been there all afternoon and straight through to the evening. Elsewhere… Read more »

Ruby Sessions strike a chord with audience

Aizzaty Sultan gives the thumbs up to the Tuesday-night music sessions in Doyle’s. Emotional, idiosyncratic, quirky: only the Ruby Sessions would be able to tick off these three. Situated in the heart of Dublin city centre, Doyle’s, a traditional Irish pub, hosts an intimate music gig every Tuesday night. Various famous artists have performed there such as Ed Sheeran,… Read more »

‘Mzungu’ in Tanzania: volunteering where children get beaten

Leonie Machbert talks to a young German volunteer who is teaching in Tanzania. “A group of children were in the office with several teachers. One of the teachers beat one child with a stick again and again while the others were watching. I heard the child crying from next door and I couldn’t stand it, so I went… Read more »

Can we still believe in 21st-century feminism?

Swathe Shanmugaraj ponders whether feminism is relevant any more. A couple of weeks ago, I shared on my personal Facebook page a post entitled “Dear Anti-Feminist Females” and in that post there was a long quote from Libby Anne, in response to the Women Against Feminism movement that was prominent on social media a… Read more »

Where are the women in filmmaking?

It is time for women to play as much of a role behind the camera as they have been playing in front of it, argues Swathe Shanmugaraj.  As the world applauds the Academy for making the Oscars seem less whitewashed than the previous year, there are some issues that people skim across, or maybe even choose to ignore. In this age of the Internet, where articles get published the minute something major… Read more »

A filmmaker and his art

Swathe Shanmugaraj talks to an exciting young Malaysian filmmaker. If you have ever watched Donna Must Die, you would know the chilling sensations it gives from the very beginning to the very last second of the short film. On the other hand, the director, Ismail Jamaludin, far from being chilling is very much laid… Read more »

Ghost of Ed Sheeran haunts Whelan’s

Peter Comiskey recently spent a disappointing night listening to would-be singer-songwriters at Dublin’s famous venue. Your reviewer was looking forward to his first night in Whelan’s, a pub known for live music. As an avid music listener, he anticipated having a good night out and maybe even discovering some up-and-coming talent. But it was to prove a naïve anticipation. On Whelan’s… Read more »

SUSI grant inequality in private colleges affects many students

Noor Saleh spoke to students who are not eligible to receive a third-level grant because they attend a private college. Imagine getting into the college you desire but missing out on all of the events and trips and days off because the cost of education is the millstone around your neck. Even worse, you have to find a part-time job during the weekend during the… 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 »