Monthly Archives: May 2013

Horse sense highlights Griffith’s creative hub

2nd year photography exhibition starts 23rd May

Seeking gender balance in Irish politics

Tara Cunningham investigates the gender inequality that prevails in Irish politics in 2013.
“A society that is without the voice and vision of a woman is not less feminine. It is less human.” So said Mary Robinson, yet our democratic society affords us a government in which only 15 per cent of Dáil seats are held by women, although… Read more »

8Radio.com: new radio on the block

Erica Doyle-Higgins reports on a new radio station in Dublin 8.
A new radio station has recently launched on Camden Row in Dublin 8. It is called 8Radio.com and has been available to listeners both online from 15 March and on FM from 30 March. Founder and manager Simon Maher described the nature of the radio station:… Read more »

More fundraising on its way for animals in danger

Lauren Denver reports on a Kildare animal-welfare group.
A Kildare animal charity, the Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is planning a fund-raising event next month to raise funds for animals that have been abused. It is expected that 300 people will take part in the walk and… Read more »

US most popular target country for world’s aspiring migrants

The results of a recent survey on people wishing to migrate are considered by Marina Kotlova.
A recent global poll conducted by Gallup suggests that around 640 million people, 13 per cent of the world’s adult population, want to emigrate. Most of these people are from Asia and Africa who mainly want to start new lives in Europe or North America. Shockingly,… Read more »

Animal cruelty on rise after six horses dumped in one week

Colm Lawless reports on a recent spate of cruelty to horses.
Recently the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) saw six cases of animal cruelty. The animals were in such bad health they either had to be put down or destroyed due to neglect. In particular there was one extremely disturbing case in… Read more »

Male anorexia on the rise

Sara Byrne reports on the growing phenomenon of male anorexia.
Up to 400 cases of eating disorders emerge in Ireland every year. Anorexia nervosa is a potentially fatal disorder that causes its victims to restrict food intake. It affects 1-2 per cent of the population. Traditionally, the disease has always been associated with teenage girls and… Read more »

Going for goal for NCBI

Robert Morrissey reports on an unusual fund-raiser.
The National Council for The Blind in Ireland (NCBI) have launched their annual Blind Football Tournament for 2013. The event, which is set to take place in University College Dublin on Saturday, 8 June, will be the charity’s fourth tournament in as many years. The event… Read more »

Griffith on Primetime

niall fat face Journalism and Media Faculty head Niall Meehan was a key interviewee on RTE's Primetime investigation last night. His research into Bethany Homes, has brought the issue into the media spotlight. Last night's programme would not… Read more »