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Catherine Gallagher

Deputy Editor at The College View

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Driven and hardworking final year journalism student. Held role as Deputy News Editor for The College View and radio presenter at both Dublin City FM and DCU FM. Interested in reporting on matters concerning health and education. A keen eye for detail, factual reporting and keeping content reader/listener focused.

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The College View
04/03/2019
NUJ casts referendum to cut University Times funding as a threat to editorial independence - The...

The National Union of Journalists' (NUJ) ethics council has strongly defended the professional standards of The University Times' coverage of alleged hazing by the Knights of Campanile society. At the end of February, reporters from The University Times (UT), one of Trinity College's student newspapers, observed what they believe was the start of an initiation ceremony organised by the society.

The College View
03/20/2019
Employment and healthcare costs among challenges faced by those living with neurological...

Up to 78 per cent of individuals living with neurological conditions in Ireland who are currently unemployed state they had to give up work due to their condition, a report has found. Over 600 participants, largely made up of people with neurological conditions took part in the Neurological Alliance of Ireland's (NAI) survey between November and December 2018.

The College View
03/20/2019
HSE decide not to reimburse spinal muscular atrophy medication - The College View

The decision of the HSE not to reimburse the only approved drug for a rare genetic condition has been labelled as a "manufactured delay" by a Sinn Féin TD. On February 25th, the HSE confirmed it would not reimburse Spinraza, a drug known to help treat those living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

The College View
03/06/2019
Campaigners call on government to include Fibromyalgia on Long Term Illness List - The College View

Individuals living with fibromyalgia are spending their energy fighting the Irish health system as opposed to alleviating their condition, according to co-founder of Fibro Ireland. The comments come in light of a conference held in Dublin last week whereby people living with fibromyalgia gathered to call on the government to recognise the condition as a long-term illness.

The College View
03/06/2019
Unions warn Teacher Sharing Scheme is 'sticking plaster' measure - The College View

The new Teaching Sharing Scheme has been described by the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) as another "sticking plaster" measure for recruitment and retention issues in the sector. Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on February 25 a new scheme to allow post-primary schools to share teachers in priority subjects.

The College View
02/20/2019
USI and HSE team up for harm reduction - The College View

The HSE and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are asking students to consider their use of drugs when socialising. "Year on year we're seeing an increase, a visible increase in students participating in recreational drug use," President of the USI Síona Ní Chatháil told The College View.

The College View
02/06/2019
New Irish movement set to advocate for women, trans and non-binary people living with...

A new organisation that advocates for the rights of women, transgender and non-binary people living with disabilities in Ireland held its first event of the year in Dublin on 26th January. Disabled Women Ireland (DWI) held an open meeting in Dogpatch Labs to populate their working groups that will steer the next steps in the organisation's movement.

The College View
12/12/2018
Online physiotherapy service to be rolled out in Ireland - The College View

An online physiotherapy service is set to be made available in Ireland by the country's leading online doctor service. VideoDoc is an online healthcare service that operates on a web portal and mobile app. It has been providing online GP on a 24/7 basis to users in Ireland since 2014.

The College View
10/31/2018
Ward-of-court replacement scheme allocated a third of funding requested - The College View

A new ward-of-court replacement scheme has been allocated just a third of the funding from the Government requested by the Mental Health Commission. The commission had the responsibility of establishing the Decision Support Service, in line with the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, to work with vulnerable adults and adults with intellectual disabilities in making choices in their lives.

The College View
10/31/2018
Dundalk-based food company set to close with over 150 job losses - The College View

It is confirmed that Dundalk-based company, Authentic Food Company will close with 169 job losses. The Authentic Food Group (TAFC), formerly owned by Heinz, is a UK company that produces frozen ready meals. It was permitted by the High Court on the 19 th October to appoint joint provisional liquidators Ken Fenne and James Anderson of Deloitte, to Dundalk-based TAFC Manufacturing Ireland Ltd.

The College View
10/31/2018
Up to 70,000 removed from waiting lists without consultation - The College View

Nearly 70,000 patients have been removed from out-patient waiting lists this year without an initial consultation, according to Fianna Fáil's health spokesperson Stephen Donnelly. The figures obtained from GPs and shared by Donnelly reveal that 69,836 patients were cut from waiting lists as part of a "validation exercise" after staff inquired that they were "ready, willing, suitable and available" to attend.

The College View
10/17/2018
No alternative subjects provided for students who opt out of religious education - The College View

Students in State schools who opt-out of religious education will not be timetabled for alternative subjects, according to a new directive issued by the Department of Education last week. The changes will affect up to 160,000 students at post-primary level across the country, which equates to half of the secondary school population that are in Education and Training Board (ETB) and community schools.

The College View
10/17/2018
Campaign set to encourage women to do apprenticeships - The College View

TheConnect Trade Union voted unanimously at the union's first conference on 6th October to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships. The union was established in January this year. It is the largest organisation for craft workers in the country. Its members are employed in technical, engineering, electrical and construction sectors.

The College View
10/17/2018
Liada Ní Riada: Presidential Candidate - The College View

A process of reconciliation will be the main theme of Liadh Ni Riada's presidency, the candidate said in her welcoming speech last week upon receiving her nomination from Sinn Féin. Ní Riada credits her background and appreciation of Ireland's identity as two key components that she believes makes her to be a suitable candidate for the Presidency.

The College View
10/09/2018
BUDGET 2019: Environment and Agriculture - The College View

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe announced that there will be no immediate change to carbon tax today as part of the Budget 2019. A planned 50 per cent increase was expected. This would have increased carbon tax ­­­­­from the current amount of €20 to €30 per tonne.

The College View
10/03/2018
New proposal to increase pay for over 60,000 workers in public sector - The College View

Over 60,000 public servants employed since 2011 are set to receive pay increases in a proposal released by the Government on September 24th. The announcement is an attempt to end a controversial "two-tier", austerity-era, cost-cutting pay rate. It resulted in entrants into the public sector since 2011 receiving less than that of longer serving colleagues.

The College View - Production and Podcast

The College View
10/03/2018
The Hype - Issue 1

I designed pages 13-16 of The Hype on Issue 1

The College View
10/17/2018
The Hype - Issue 2

I designed pages 13-14 of The Hype on Issue 2

SoundCloud
12/20/2018
The News Review - Issue 6 | The College Review by The College View

Hosted by Lucien Waugh-Daly with contributors Cáit Caden, Gabija Gataveckaite, Catherine Gallagher and Ellen Fitzpatrick. Topics discussed: support for student nurses, DCU counselling hotline, Dave the DCU shopkeeper, Irish Rail security, sex workers in Ireland.

CAMPUS.IE

Campus
12/06/2018
Theresa May's Biggest Challenge Now Closer to Home

Theresa May is likely to face a vote of no confidence in her government if she loses the crucial House of Commons vote on her Brexit deal next week, according to Labour MP. Labour's Starmar, the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union also confirmed that Labour would begin contempt of parliament proceedings against ministers.

Campus
01/15/2019
Defining Relationships: When is the Right Time to Ask?

It's tricky at the best of times, to know at what stage of a relationship you are at. Are you talking, 'seeing each other', dating, exclusive or official? No matter how laid-back you might be, there will come a time where you want to know where you stand.

Campus
10/21/2018
The Main Challenges Facing Consent Workshops in Ireland

Consent workshops in Ireland have been introduced across Irish university campuses within the last couple of years, yet there are still mixed opinions in relation to how they are run. In general, the aim behind these workshops is to discuss and educate individuals about how we feel, say and show our agreement to take part in intimacy.

RADIO - DUBLIN CITY FM

SoundCloud
04/14/2019
Dublin City FM - Saturday Brunch Show Showreel by Catherine Gallagher

Co-hosted Saturday Brunch Show with Anne Rutledge between March - April 2019. Broadcast live on Dublin City FM. Also found on the station's podcast page: https://soundcloud.com/dcfm-1032/saturday-brunch-2nd-march-2019?in=dcfm-1032/sets/saturday-bunch-2019 https://soundcloud.com/dcfm-1032/saturday-brunch-16-march-2019?in=dcfm-1032/sets/saturday-bunch-2019 https://soundcloud.com/dcfm-1032/saturday-brunch-30th-march-2019?in=dcfm-1032/sets/saturday-bunch-2019

RADIO - DCUFM

VIDEO

The College View
04/17/2019
Ireland's Prison Service - Life After Prison - The College View

Are Irish prisons working? Is Ireland's asylum system fit for purpose? Final-year DCU journalism students conducted in-depth investigations into these two major questions in Irish public life. Working with School of Communications Journalist-in-Residence, Ursula Halligan, and Chair of the BA in Journalism, Declan Fahy, students worked in teams to produce a set of original multi-media articles on these pressing, but under-reported, public affairs topics.

NEWSDAYS - AUDIO & ONLINE

TODAY'S NEWS, LIVE FROM DCU
02/19/2019
Report on cost overrun of National Children's Hospital dismissed by left-wing TD

A report released today on details of the National Children's Hospital overrun has been dismissed by a spokesperson for People Before Profit (PBP). It stated that the cost overrun on the national children's hospital would have transpired regardless if another contractor other than Bam was selected to work on the development.

TODAY'S NEWS, LIVE FROM DCU
03/05/2019
10 at 10

By Catherine Gallagher #DENIS O'BRIEN - The Supreme Court has dismissed Denis O'Brien's appeal over statements made in the Dáil about his banking affairs. The decision will be made this morning on O'Brien's appeal on the High Court finding that the courts had no power to intervene on issues raised by him.

TODAY'S NEWS, LIVE FROM DCU
03/05/2019
Lunchtime round-up

By Catherine Gallagher #UNEMPLOYMENT - The rate of unemployment has fallen to 5.6% in February, according to figures released today from the Central Statistics Office. Unemployment stood .2% higher this time last year. #DENIS O'BRIEN - The Supreme Court has ruled that his privacy was not breached during a Dáil debate about the sale of Siteserv.

TODAY'S NEWS, LIVE FROM DCU
03/05/2019
Leader's Questions: Live Blog

By Catherine Gallagher Micheál Martin - Fianna Fail: 2.03: Raises issues of Mortgage Loan Scheme "I don't know what planet the Minister is on. Why did the Department not make an annoucement.. the public deserve to know. People are still applying. Why can't the government and the Minister be honest?"

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