Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dublin Zoo supporting Asian elephant safety project

Nathan O’Carroll reports on how a new arrival at Dublin Zoo is part of an international elephant safety project.
Dublin Zoo have announced that they are currently supporting a project for Asian elephant safety against expanding human population, ahead of the news that they have welcomed a new calf. The project is based around the Kaziranga National Park in India, which is looking into creating… Read more »

€25 million for local regeneration project

Niamh Lawless reports on the Dolphin’s Barn Regeneration Project.
The Regeneration Project for the Dolphin’s Barn community in Dublin 8 launched phase one on 17 October. Back in July, it was announced that the south-Dublin housing estate will receive €25 million in funding for the regeneration project, which Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed. The builders have… Read more »

Hate-crime bill considered unworkable by anti-racism group

An anti-racism group believes that a bill presented by Fianna Fáil fails to fit in the legal system and leaves out vulnerable groups, reports Bruno Theodoro.
A hate-crime bill is ineffective and incompatible with Irish law and leaves many people vulnerable, according to an anti-racism group. The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) Ireland have criticised the Criminal Justice (Aggravation by Prejudice) Bill, presented by Fianna Fáil on October 4th, for… Read more »

Dublin 8 community group celebrates 25 years in operation

Patrick McGannon reports on a local community-development group.
A Dublin inner-city community support group is celebrating 25 years in operation. It is using the anniversary to help promote and expand its services in the local area. The Fountain Resource Group (FRG) is a non-profit organisation providing a range of free community services to… Read more »

New cultural space opens in city centre

Danielle Maldonado reports on a new centre that has been opened in Dublin 1 by former homeless immigrants.
A self-funded cultural centre opened by former homeless immigrants in Dublin 1 is growing and there are plans for expansion on the way. All We Need Is Love is a cultural collaborative space that evolved from a charity project to help refugees. “We want to show people… Read more »

HIQA criticise actions in local disability centre

Noor Saleh considers a HIQA report critical of a Dublin 8 disability centre.
A disability centre in Dublin 8 run by St John of God Community Services Ltd “fails in overall governance and management systems”, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). HIQA’s latest report published on 11th October marks the fourth unsatisfactory inspection of the centre… Read more »

Two Griffith nominees in Magazine Ireland awards

  cdvxgugweaayteuWhat are the chances of two Griffith alumni to be nominated as finalists in the 2016 Magazine Ireland awards? It is an even greater coincidence that the two graduates of the BA in Journalism and Media Communications… Read more »