Monthly Archives: March 2013

Election first for journalism graduate

Helen1 Helen McEntee is not the first Journalism faculty graduate to be elected to public office. She is though the first TD elected. So congratulations Helen. In 2011, Helen graduated from our MA in Journalism and Media Communications… Read more »

Election first for for Journalism faculty

Helen1 Helen McEntee is not the first Journalism faculty graduate to be elected to public office. She is though the first TD elected. So congratulations Helen. Helen is a 2011 graduate from our MA in Journalism and Media… Read more »

MA student scores as Irish soccer team stumble

trap5-4-630x348 There was an upside to the capitulation of the Irish Soccer team in the dying minutes of last night’s world cup qualifying match against Austria. It was that Kealan McGuinness, one of our MA in Journalism and… Read more »

‘One eye’ on photography awards

Suffering from Stigma

Suffering from Stigma: The Social Stigmas Attached to Having a Mental Health Disorder In this documentary, Kristine Beck examines how people with mental health disorders deal with the associated stigma. Kristine explores the topic through interview of mental health patients and medical personnel. She also attended… Read more »

Home and Away – The McDermotts

It’s hard to believe that only 30 years ago contraception was illegal in Ireland. Mary and Seamus have no less than nine kids. Family planning wasn’t easy in the 70s, when buying condoms was an illegal act, and wasn’t liberalized until 1985. Mary and Seamus… Read more »

Dublin’s multicultural village struggles to secure a future

The Multicultural Village Dublin formed a centre open for everyone to participate in art, music and language workshops. The space was built without any planning permission from the Dublin City Council. This documentary depicts their struggle to keep the centre open amidst pressure from the… Read more »

Chasing the Wave

Better known for being a sleepy sea side town with slot machines, Bundoran is now a surfing centre and home to a unique new  slice of Irish culture. This video was made by final year BA (hons) student Pia Stromme, You can look at it here: Chasing… Read more »

Young Irish MS fund-raiser wins British award

Shauna Duggan spoke to the young Irishman who won Young MS Person of the Year.
Ben Allister from the small town of Irvinestown, in Co. Fermanagh in Northern Ireland has achieved a lot in the last year for something he feels very strongly about. Ben did his family, friends, and community proud this year when it was… Read more »

It’s more than just the music

Brian C. Kelly reports on a band shaking up the alternative music scene in Dublin.
Within the heaving band scene in Dublin, it can sometimes be hard to stand out from the crowd. It seems no matter what you do, you can be sure that it has been done before. As the sounds of today are replaced by those of… Read more »