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 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 side effects to unborn babies as a result of mothers taking a prescribed drug to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder has been labelled as a preventable tragedy by CEO for Epilepsy Ireland. A HSE analysis investigated the potential impact between 1975 and 2015.
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.
Harassment and assault are experiences "too common" for third-level students, according to Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor. The Minister made the comments in a keynote speech - It Stops Now - at the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) conference in Liberty Hall on March 7th.
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).
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 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 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.