The Irish Sun
A highly motivated 21-year-old journalism graduate from DCU. Former Deputy News Editor of DCU's student newspaper, The College View as well as Production Editor for its magazine, The Hype. Current digital reporter for The Irish Sun. Interested in current affairs, investigative reporting and lifestyle as well s social media and digital journalism as a whole.
The Irish Sun
AN 81-year-old woman is 'the happiest person alive' after finding her mother following a search which spanned over 60 years. Eileen Macken, who grew up in Kirwan House orphanage on the North Circular Road, Dublin, had been looking for her birth mother since she was 19 without success.
A MUM-Of-FOUR has spoken out about a terrifying attack carried out on her home in Kerry in the early hours of this morning. Gardai rushed to the scene where a petrol bomb was thrown at a house at Hazelwood Drive in Ballyspillane at around 1am. Windows were also smashed.
DINERS in Antrim got more than they bargained for when their evening meal was interrupted by a rat. Stephen Houston was out to dinner with his friends last night in Ramore Wine Bar in Portrush when the rodent was let loose around the restaurant.
IRELAND's newest millionaire pulled up to collect his winnings in a stretch Hummer today - but only after initially leaving home without his ticket. Odhran Doherty revealed they had to swing around 10 miles into his journey to Dublin from Donegal when he realised that the €1m slip had been left at home.
THE amount of waste left on the site of Electric Picnic over the weekend has been likened to that after a "nuclear holocaust". As much as 10 kilos of waste was left behind per person attending the music festival in Stradbally, Co Laois.
Food for thought Manager Shwan Ebrahem revealed the initiative is new and has only been running for the last couple of weeks - but says it has been working well so far A DUBLIN takeaway has kicked off an initiative to give free meals to homeless people two days a week.
Last orders Owner Louis Fitzgerald spoke fondly of the time with his pub throughout the years IT'S the end of an era for GAA fans as a famous pub on the Northside celebrates its last All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Tyrone before closing its doors for the last time.
great fin-ish Some lucky crabs, lobsters, conger eels and dogfish were saved as well ALMOST 60 lobster pots were recovered off the west coast of Ireland last week, giving marine life one less threat to worry about. The team behind the first Irish diving operation of its kind is a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands called The Ghost Fishing Foundation.
IRELAND'S first ever plus-sized beauty pageant is coming to Wicklow. Applications are now open to enter Miss Voluptuous Ireland - which is "more than just a pageant" - and will take place next April in Wicklow's Arklow Bay Hotel and Spa.
The girls in green were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans when they touched down at Dublin Airport this afternoon with their silver medals on show IRELAND's hockey stars were given a heroes' welcome today after their World Cup success.
Her creations were also spotted on fashion stylist, Marietta Duggan ROSCOMMON mum-of-three Laura Hanlon started designing hats five years ago - and never thought one her creations would make it as far as the Royal Wedding. The 35-year-old has told how one of her hats made it as far as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day.
THIS shocking footage shows brown water running from a kitchen tap in an Irish home. Johnny Kavanagh, from Clonea in Waterford, took to social media to share the clip last night. He said that this is not a new problem caused by the heatwave but it has been ongoing for many years.
POPEMANIA has officially hit Ireland - with merchandise flying off the shelves ahead of his visit at the end of the month. The weird and wacky items range from a solar-powered dancing Pope to Pope Francis bobble-heads - and that doesn't include the papal branded umbrellas, t-shirts candles and of course rosary beads.
'unacceptable' Don Theiler was holidaying with his late wife Janet Price when the pair decided to cycle up the scenic route AN American man has opened up about his wife's death while cycling in Kerry last year and the dangers surrounding a popular tourist spot in Killarney.
repeal call Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran said that if Savita's pregnancy had been terminated before her condition escalated into septic shock, her life might have been saved THE head of the HSE Inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death has called for a Yes vote in the Eighth Amendment Referendum this Friday.
FITNESS FRENZY The two-day festival takes place on May 12 and 13 this year at new venue Royal Hospital Kilmainham - and we've got all you need to know WELLFEST returns to the Dublin festival circuit for 2018 - and with the weather finally looking up, what better way to kickstart your summer?
Feel the Film The 4DX screen is currently only available in the UK and is set to launch on April 26 with a midnight screening of Avengers: Infinity War IRELAND's biggest cinema is set to unveil the country's first 4DX screen next week. Movie fans will be able to experience the magic at Cineworld in Dublin.
'KING OF COUNTRY' Presenter Ryan Tubridy also paid a heartfelt tribute to the Monaghan man on social media this morning RTE's Late Late Show is set to pay tribute to Big Tom McBride who died early this morning. The 81-year-old country music star, from Monaghan, passed away surrounded by his family.
Music mourns a legend Big Tom McBride passed away in the early hours of this morning aged 81 COUNTRY music star Big Tom McBride has died at the age of 81. His heartbroken family announced this morning that he "passed away peacefully" at the age of 81.
News The College View
Jason Nesbitt would like to see a designated space in the new student hub to give students a chance to take time out from their stressful college day and look after their mental well-being.
New VideoDoc initiative does not cater for those seeking help for mental health despite students waiting up to 6 weeks for one to one counselling. Third level students now have access to free GP care after Ireland's leading digital healthcare provider, VideoDoc teamed up with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) earlier this month.
In the aftermath of Storm Emma, Dublin City Council announced water restrictions across the greater Dublin area which left DCU without water across its campuses. Staff and student toilets were not in use and the Starbucks' on the Glasnevin campus were unable to serve coffee for two days while residences were left with no running water for almost two weeks.
Napping pods have been introduced in Maynooth University library allowing students to recharge during the day. As part of the #ifstudentsdidlibraries campaign, the university is the first in Ireland to introduce Energy Pods in their library to allow students to take 20-minute nap breaks to keep energy levels up while studying.
A fifth of female drivers say they've applied makeup behind the wheel while one in 12 drivers admit to using their phones while driving, according to recent research. "You're seven times more likely to crash if you use your phone while driving," said Vice President for Welfare and Equality Podge Henry.
An educational expert has warned parents against obsessing over sending their children to college. "Too often the question is 'how do I get my kids to college, how do they get 550 points?' And everything else is sacrificed for that objective," Sir Ken Robinson said in an interview with The Irish Times.
Almost 150 mental health staff reported being physically assaulted by their patients in 2017 so far, an increase of 138 since 2015. A recent FOI from the HSE revealed that 149 of staff working in the mental health department reported being assaulted by their patients this year alone in comparison to just 11 in 2015 and three in 2014.
Half of Arts graduates feel their course is relevant to their current employment according to the Higher Education Authority. A new report published by the HEA surveying graduates of the class of 2016 revealed that 50 per cent of Arts and Humanity graduates found their course 'relevant or most irrelevant' to their current employment.
Of seven complaints of bullying in Trinity in the past three years, only one has been upheld and formally sanctioned, a recent FOI revealed. During the academic year of 2015/16, there were three complaints of bullying, one between two members of staff and the other two between academics.
Approximately 364 new bed spaces designed for students will be developed in Ballymun and funded by supermarket giant, Lidl. The development will not only consist of accommodation but also a supermarket, office space, retail space and two cafes.
Back in 2014, over 120,000 people under the age of 25 were not registered to vote according to a survey published by the National Youth Council of Ireland. The USI promised to register thousands of students across Ireland to vote on Wednesday, November 8th. "Registering to vote is now part of coming to college.
Four physicists from DCU were chosen to captain a bus tour around Europe over the summer to make science more accessible to citizens. The European initiative 'Doing It Together Science' was set up in order to show that citizen science is fun and accessible way to explore the world around us.
However, only 60 per cent of Irish students are actually paying full fees as almost half were aided by the grant system in 2015/16, according to a report recently published by the European Commission. The report compares the cost of fees and the level of financial aid available to students across 42 different education systems and concentrates mainly on undergraduate or 'first cycle' courses.
DCU students don't believe the change to cigarette packaging will make much of a difference to Irish smoking habits. Ireland isn't the first country to implement unbranded cigarette packaging in order to deter people from smoking, following Australia, France and
Live tweeting Postgraduate hustings for DCUSU Elections
Candidate Simon Creane feels campus residences prioritises "maximum profitisation" from postgraduate students and feels a lack of support from the SU at the moment #SUelections #DCU
Postgraduate officer candidate Peter Brennan feels "it's necessary to have postgraduate voices heard" especially in relation to campus residences #hustings #SUelections #DCU
Candidate Antonio Alarconmiguez wants a better collaboration between undergraduate students and postgraduate students. #SUelections #DCU
We would like to be more included in the SU," said candidate Preshant Preshant and feels isolation of PhD students is a big problem in DCU. #SUelections #postgradhustings
Candidate Paloma Ozores wants campus residences to take into account where postgraduates are coming from and give a fairer lottery in relation to this rather than focus of profit. #SUelections #DCU #hustings
4 of 11 candidates were not able to attend postgraduate hustings due to work and other commitments. #SUelections #DCU
Giuseppe Avella was disappointed in refurbishments of postgraduate housing in DCU and plans to improve this if elected. #SUelections #hustings
All postgraduate officer candidates agree that it doesn't matter who gets the position because they will work as a team to have their issues listened to by the SU no matter who gets elected. #SUelections #DCU
Candidate Mohammad Hosseini wants campus residences to allow rent to be paid in monthly instalments as they used to be. #SUelections #postgradhustings #DCU
Lifestyle The College View and Her Campus DCU
International cosmetic brand Tarte caused controversy after the launch of its new foundation. Tarte's Shape Tape concealer gained a lot of attention for its high coverage and the longevity of its wear time, leading to high expectations for the foundation of the same name.
After spending three months of my summer in France as an au pair for six children I can confidently say that I lived my worst nightmare. The father of my host family had recently passed away in January and so it was myself and the mother of the children who looked after them as a sort of team effort, however, I was the one who took on most of the work.
Not everyone has an hour or more to spend doing themselves up in the mirror every day. So, if you want a few extra ten minutes in bed here is what you need to have in your bag that allows you to look fresh without the effort.
As a student and somebody who enjoys watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, I can't always afford the products I see online. However, there's so many affordable options available at pharmacies nationwide that are good quality products without breaking the bank! Here are my 10 best beauty buys for under a tenner.
Contouring is a trend that's been around for a while now and doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. However, if you're a beginner or not a fan of harsh lines on your face, this product is for you.
Production for DCU Style Soc magazine The Look
Issue two of the Look magazine 17/18. Editors; Rachel Farrell and Tess O'Connor
Issue one of the Look magazine 17/18. Editors; Rachel Farrell & Tess O'Connor
Production for The College View's magazine The Hype
Issue 1 of The College View's art and lifestyle supplement, The HYPE.
Issue 2 of The College View's art and lifestyle supplement, The HYPE.
Issue 3 of The College View's art and lifestyle supplement, The HYPE.
Issue 4 of The College View's art and lifestyle supplement features Stranger Things and Stranger Threads.
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This issue of The Hype looks at the Irish music scene and how powerful, yet stylish the Time's Up campaign is.
This issue explores looking after your scalp in cold weather, the rising epidemic of ticket touting and the relationship between students and sunbeds
Issue 9 of The Hype looks at Saoirse Ronan in Ladybird, post-rock music genre and gluten-free diets.
Issue 10 of the College View's art and lifestyle supplement.
The College Review Podcast and EYMD
European Youth Media Days Radio Workshop podcast in Brussels discussing how the media reports on difficult political topics such as Catalonia wanting independence.
Video for DCUtv News and The College View
Subediting for travel guidebook of France