Cathal Mc Cahey

Student Journalist

Location icon Ireland

My name is Cathal Mc Cahey, I am a final year Journalism student studying in Dublin City University (DCU).

This portfolio is a collection of some of my work throughout the past year. The work included ranges from written work to broadcast in both TV and radio.

Portfolio

Portfolio Report

Cathal Mc Cahey
Portfolio Report

This is my reflective report to accompany my portfolio.

Audio Reel

Audio

SoundCloud
04/23/2018
Looking Back With The Lads by Cathal Mc Cahey

A podcast with some friends in my year looking back on our college experience. Co-hosts Ian Mangan, Mícheál Ó Scannáil, Rudi Kinsella. Music: Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato https://soundcloud.com/nkato Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported- CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/sdfcUBhRlgs

SoundCloud
04/23/2018
RadioWavves by Cathal Mc Cahey

Sailing podcast uploaded to my Soundcloud for portfolio. Co-host Aaron Jones. Music: Myspace by kimengumi https://soundcloud.com/kimengumi Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported- CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/6eAZ-HAEdOs

SoundCloud
04/23/2018
Barometer Kendick Review by Cathal Mc Cahey

I made an appearance on DCUfm's arts show 'Barometer' where I alked about my arts obsession of the week and talked about my experience at a Kendrick Lamar concert.

PR

TV News Packages Reel

Separate TV News Packages

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DCUtv News

Our reporter Cathal Mc Cahey took to the streets of Dublin for the March for Education.

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DCUtv News

Check out this week's DCUtv Broadcast - Semester 2, week 11 Presented by Cathal Mc Cahey

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DCUtv News

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mood disorder which can affect people around the winter months. Our reporter Cathal Mc Cahey talked to students about the change in mood over the winter months.

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DCUtv News

The Irexit talks took place in the RDS recently. They discussed whether or not Ireland should follow Britain and leave the EU. Our reporters spoke to the student body to see I they think it's a good...

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DCUtv News

DCU SU ELECTION COVERAGE- Academic affairs

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DCUtv News

Our reporter Cathal Mc Cahey spoke to DCU student and olympic hopeful Robert Dickson about his and Sean Waddilove olympic campaign.

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DCUtv News

Our reporters Cathal Mc Cahey, Leigh Mc Gowran and Amanda Ward investigated the rise of couch surfing among students in DCU.

The Hype

The College View
02/21/2018
Kendrick humbles Dublin - The College View

Describing the difference between a 'concert' and an 'experience' is difficult. Those of you who have witnessed a musical 'experience' will know exactly how it feels. Kendrick Lamar's opening concert of his European tour in Dublin was just that. There was rarely a moment the audience was not in awe or covered in goosebumps.

The College View
Kendrick Humbles Dublin

This accompanies the online article as it was also published in the physical newspaper.

Style

The Look DCU
02/21/2018
Our top holiday packing tips- male edition | The Look DCU

Packing for a trip is a nightmare. With strict airline requirements on bag dimensions and weight for carry-on bags, some of your beloved pieces will ultimately get the chop. This doesn't exactly help when you're planning to look fresh on your holidays. Nobody wants to reuse the same outfit and with the huge popularity of ...

The Look DCU
10/09/2017
How to find your personal style- male edition | The Look DCU

Before I managed to bluff my way into a job as a retail sales assistant I hadn't the faintest idea about fashion or fashion sense. I was the type of guy to just invest in the baggiest most oversized grey trackies and hoodie. Nothing wrong with that, but we can do better.

Lifestyle

The College View
02/14/2018
Losing yourself In Bruges - The College View

Bruges, any reasonably cultured Irish person will know, is a fairy-tale town, isn't it? All those canals, bridges, cobbled streets and those churches, how could it not be somebody's thing? Despite having just ripped off an entire quote from the magnificent movie 'In Bruges', it remains true.

Features

The College View
10/11/2017
The requiem of life vs celebrity - The College View

While scrolling through your social media feed this week what did you see? Were you greeted with the rumours that Kylie Jenner is pregnant or were you greeted with the most recent news coming from Puerto Rico? Which one did you care about more?

College Times

CollegeTimes.com
12/21/2017
DCU Student Laments The Nightmare Of Working In Retail This Christmas

Cathal McCahey is a final year DCU journalism student who has been driven to the brink of madness from working in retail this Christmas season... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For most people Christmas is about entering a new season with spirit of joy and giving. Ask your friends what they think of Christmas and you'll see a sparkle in their eyes.

Opinions

The College View
11/15/2017
The unpopular side of popular opinion - The College View

Popular opinion is a strong force and something which is becoming a lot more prevalent in today's society. Nowadays we see groups of hundreds and thousands voice their shared opinion to make a change, more than often constructively. But does that mean that popular opinion is a good thing?

The College View
02/28/2018
The fight for gun control - The College View

The students of Stoneman Douglas High have taken to social media in a show of unity and strength to condemn the 'condolences' expressed to them from Trump and other lawmakers. Instead, they are demanding action on gun reform to protect them in their own schools.

The College View
02/21/2018
The expense of experience for students - The College View

As students we're constantly told that we are the future of whatever industry we're looking to get in to and that our work should be valued, but how can we believe that when we're also told that we may have to work for free?

The College View
02/07/2018
The danger of normality - The College View

It's no secret that young people are incredibly impressionable, especially young girls. With the growing dominance of social media in young people's lives, influencers need to recognise this as they are a big part of young people's lives. These photoshopped images have a lasting impression on young people, they see these images and perceive them as normal.

The College View
The Danger of Normality

This accompanies the online article as it was also published in the physical newspaper.

The College View
10/18/2017
Thirteen Billion reasons why - The College View

Essentially over the last decade the Irish government have given Apple an unfair tax advantage. While everybody else has to pay their dues Apple have been allowed to pay less in taxes, so much less that this number has accumulated to €13 billion.