Monthly Archives: May 2014

Griffith lecturer at Oireachtas Justice Committee

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Griffith College journalism lecturer Ronan Brady called on the Gardai to be more open when he appeared at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice on May 28th.

Committee chairperson, David Stanton, invited Ronan,… Read more »

Two journalism councillors elected

10001476_684656978266567_960387430_n Congratulations to our two newly elected councillors. Shane Cassells, a graduate from 1999 was re-elected to Meath County Council for Fianna Fail, while 2011 Journalism and Visual Media graduate Brian O Donoghue was elected onto Carlow… Read more »

Time to lift shroud of secrecy on past adoptions

Orla O’Callaghan talked to an adopted person with a story similar to that in Philomena.
A recent United Nations’ report on certain Catholic Church practices read like a to-do list: “Remove all child abusers from your ranks and report them to law enforcement; stop obstructing efforts by victims’ advocates in some countries to extend statutes of limitations; stop insisting that… Read more »

Gays in sport comments spark controversy

Zoldy Kate Moloney writes about how Neil Francis ignited a controversy by his comment on homosexuality and sport.
The former Ireland international rugby star, Neil Francis, apologised unreservedly for the “extremely clumsy” comments he expressed regarding homosexuality in sport and other careers on Newstalk’s Off the Ball show recently. Speaking on Matt Cooper’s radio show, The Last Word, Mr Francis apologised profusely for the… Read more »

Battling climate change and problems it causes

Amy Forde stresses the urgency of action on climate change and finds Irish Government and media wanting.
Climate change is a problem that affects us all. In September 2013 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth assessment report on the state of climate change. This report provides a clear view of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding climate… Read more »

Do we want harsher punishments for serious offenders?

Barry Kane considers the Anders Breivik case in the light of how tough or otherwise prison sentences might be.
Anders Breivik has announced from his Norwegian jail cell that he will be going on hunger strike, to end what he refers to as the “torture” committed against him by prison authorities. Breivik claims that the Playstation 2 games console, which he has been using, is… Read more »

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Scars of fire tragedy still endure

Sinéad Dalton recalls the terrible Stardust fire tragedy in Dublin.
Valentine’s Day: some may call it a commercial opportunity to guilt trip many into dipping their hands in their pockets; others believe it is a time to express the idea of heart-felt love that is felt in relationships. The colour red is splashed across the supermarket… Read more »

Meeting adverse weather conditions can make us stronger

David Coughlan reports on how the recent storm in west Cork brought out the best in the community there.
Irish people are always talking about the weather. To outsiders, this may seem a futile endeavour. “What’s the point?” they ask. “It’s grey. It rains.” They are not wrong about the rain part – not this year anyway. Strong, gusting winds and torrential rain hit south-west Ireland… Read more »

Another Griffith alumni in print

2010 MA in Journalism and Media Communications graduate John Dorney has launched his first hard copy history book this week. ‘Peace after the final battle’ – The Story of the Irish Revolution 1912-1924 is published by New Island Books.

John… Read more »