Monthly Archives: January 2014

From Griffith to Kosovo and Montenegro


Griffith College journalism lecturer Ronan Brady is in the former Yugoslavia this week at the request of the Council of Europe, the body which oversees implementation of the European Convention on Human… Read more »

Young Dublin GAA club experiences growing success

Stephen Donnery talks to a member of an up-and-coming Crumlin-based GAA club.
St James’s Gaels GAA Club will next year be entering their 20th anniversary. Despite this part of the club being in existence for only a short period of time, it has gone on to many great achievements, as well as having the much-needed laughs and fund… Read more »

School achieves great success in science

Seán O’Connor reports on a Dublin 8 school with a remarkable success record in the Young Scientist competition.
Synge Street Christian Brothers School (CBS) has a rich history of producing notable past pupils who have gone on to excel in a variety of professions, from famed Irish talk-show host Gay Byrne to sports stars such as Andy Reid and Liam Whelan, former “Busby… Read more »

Venue proves enduringly popular

Robert Purcell writes about why Vicar Street is such a popular venue.
Built on the location of an old wallpaper shop, the Vicar Street venue has become one of Ireland’s most loved venues for fans and acts alike. Putting on nearly 200 shows a year and attracting some of the biggest acts the music and comedy industry has… Read more »

The face tells all?

Maternity hospital experiences – good and bad

Donna Rooney reports on a Dublin maternity hospital with a long history.
The Coombe maternity hospital is currently approaching nearly 200 years of caring for women and new-born babies. The hospital has experienced great expansion over the years. For many years, women have discussed with their family and friends what hospital to give birth in and what hospital… Read more »

‘Little Jerusalem’ once in heart of Dublin 8

Brian C Kelly reports on what was once Dublin’s Jewish quarter.
Today Dublin is a multicultural melting pot and in a lot of ways it always has been. Dublin’s has had Vikings who set up commerce along with towns and cities, Normans who gave us trade and built castles, the English who brought us their language and… Read more »

Griff FM back on air

Griff fm logo 1 Griffith College’s student radio station ‘Griff FM’ returns to the airwaves for just over one  week of broadcasting from this Saturday, January 25th to Sunday February 2nd. Programming will include student produced shows such… Read more »

The Syrian revolution as seen from the inside

Walaa Ajjawi talks to a Syrian journalist who has been covering the revolution in his own country.
“I was more afraid of getting arrested than getting killed. I had no problem with dying, because if you die, that is it – it is fate. I was afraid of getting arrested because I know what happens when you are arrested by the Syrian… Read more »

Lupus: the great mystery

Lauren Denver writes about a disease which is little understood in Ireland.
It is the 21st century and we are still faced with horrible diseases. Thankfully, we as humans have managed to develop cures for some, but as for others, a cure is yet to be found. Recently, this reporter spoke with Jessica O’Bryan who is the chairperson… Read more »