Monthly Archives: February 2015

A force of nature

The purpose of  journalism is for some hard to define, but one core task of the reporters and commentators in the media today is to tell the stories of those society and its institutions of power and wealth can overlook. Vicky McElligott, who died recently, was… Read more »

A rotten fairy tale

SHORT STORY: The brothers Grimm got it wrong, as Juliane Pröll reveals in this story.
My name is Red. In bygone days they called me Red Riding Hood. But that wasn’t my original name. In the very early days, in the days of the Franconian kings, they called me White Riding Hood, because my cape was as white as snow. It… Read more »

Asylum Archive

A rose in spring

AD158676697NO-REPRO-FEE-322 Maria Walsh, current Rose of Tralee and a Griffith College  journalism alumni visited the Journalism & Media Communications Faculty earlier this month. Maria met with second level students here for a TV and Photography workshop as… Read more »

The abandoned students left without schools

Bruno Theodoro reports on the problems for international students caused by the sudden closure of language schools in Dublin.
Imagine yourself arriving in a far-away land. You are swiftly surrounded by a different language. All your family and friends are an ocean away from you. You would probably look for a place to get help and information, a safe place where people are able… Read more »

Google’s self-driving cars

Robert Bacon wonders whether the self-driving car will be the next big thing on our roads.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself driving home from a long and stressful day of work. Now imagine that while driving you are also on the phone, ordering your favourite takeaway and simultaneously sipping the latte you just bought. Driving so recklessly is ill advised,… Read more »

Irish adoptees could soon have more rights

Proposed adoption-laws changes could help thousands learn more about their backgrounds, writes Scot Tanner Bucholz.
It is estimated that since 1922 there have been over 90,000 adoptions in Ireland. However, under current Irish laws the adopted children have no rights or access to their true identity. This could change if the Adoption (Identity and Information) Bill 2014 becomes law in… Read more »

A newfound benefit in farming

Mallorie Ronan reports on the introduction of “social farming” to Ireland.
“Social farming” as a form of therapy for people with special needs or mental-health difficulties is a relatively new concept in Ireland but one that many involved hope will grow in the coming years. It is well established in other EU countries such as the… Read more »

Exhibition highlights Ireland’s role in WWI

Ruairí Scott Byrne visited Glasnevin Museum’s exhibition on Irish involvement in the Great War.
Among the gravestones in Glasnevin Cemetery lies a fascinating exhibition commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I and the role the Irish played in the war. The Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is currently hosting an exhibition, one of a number of events initiated by… Read more »

Does public transportation define a city?

Hazel Datahan considers the joy of commuting in other cities and the misery of commuting in ours.
Ever wonder what it is like commuting in other cities, where you can do your grocery shopping through so-called “virtual stores” while waiting for the next train? Well this is entirely possible in cities in South Korea where, with just a phone app, you can scan… Read more »