Fionnuala Walsh

News Editor at The College View / Associate Editor at NewsOverAudio / News Reporter at The Irish Sun / Freelance Reporter

A hard-working and motivated final year journalism student with an interest in news and current affairs, features, arts and culture.

Production Editor of The National Issue, The Hype, The Look

Journalist of the Year (National Press) nominee 2018

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Independent.ie

Independent.ie
02/11/2018
Plans to build new GAA pitch at Dublin university ruffles a few feathers - Independent.ie

Locals have objected to the plans for the all-weather sports facilities on the grounds that over 1,600 Brent geese flock to the fields over the winter/spring period. DCU intends to replace the old playing fields on St. Patrick's Campus with an artificial turf GAA pitch, an all-weather training area and cross-country tracks in the area that spans 9.6 acres.

Independent.ie
01/20/2018
Temperatures to plummet to as low as -3 in some parts of the country tonight - Independent.ie

Mist and fog will become drier and brighter during the afternoon, however it is likely to stay cloudy in many southern and south western areas throughout the day, a Met Éireann forecaster said. It will be a cold Saturday for many of us with top temperatures reaching just 2-4 degrees, but there will be highs of 9 to 11 degrees in the south of the country.

Independent.ie
02/11/2018
Cyclist injured after collision with Luas - Independent.ie

The incident occurred near the Museum stop in north Dublin this morning. Dublin Fire Brigade said that the cyclist received "minor injuries" in the collision. The Luas has reported delays as emergency services deal with the incident. Online Editors

Independent.ie
01/06/2018
Roy Moore accuser's house burned down in possible arson - Independent.ie

Alabama woman Tina Johnson accused Moore of groping her after a meeting in his law office in 1991. She was 28 at the time and they had met in his law office to discuss the custody of her children. She said he made several inappropriate comments about her appearance and groped her when she was leaving.

Independent.ie
01/21/2018
Police in Australia treating case of missing Irishman as 'suspicious' - Independent.ie

Paddy Moriarty, 70, has been missing since December 16th of last year, and local police now say they are watching "persons of interest" in relation to the case. Police were alerted of the disappearance when a local publican reported that Moriarty had not visited his pub that day, the only bar within 80 kilometres.

Independent.ie
01/21/2018
One of Ireland's most heartwarming charities Make-A-Wish is appealing for volunteers for its...

Volunteers are asked to give a few hours of their time to sell wristbands in their local supermarket or shopping centre in order to raise much-needed funds for the children's charity. 221 children from all around the country living with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy had their wishes granted in 2017, more than any year before.

Independent.ie
01/14/2018
Tributes for man who died in kickabout with brothers - Independent.ie

Paul Gillen (25), from Ballyroan, Co Dublin, collapsed while playing football with his brothers and friends. Paul, who was rushed to Tallaght Hospital where he was pronounced dead, was born with a heart condition known as pulmonary stenosis. He worked alongside his father Padraig at the Thermal Insulation Distributors Ltd in Blanchardstown.

Independent.ie
02/11/2018
London event showcasing tech jobs in Ireland - Independent.ie

Tech company 404 London hosted the event which showed what career opportunities were available on Irish sites. The event also featured panel discussions about the industry, tech installations and talks from industry leaders. Companies participating include Cartrawler, HubSpot, Indeed Prime, Workday and Zendesk.

Independent.ie
01/21/2018
New Jersey first lady reveals college sex assault to Women's March crowd - Independent.ie

The Governor of New Jersey's wife has spoken out about being the victim of a sexual assault during her college years. Tammy Murphy, wife of New Jersey's new democratic governor Phil Murphy, told the crowd at the second annual Women's March on Saturday her account of being attacked in her sophomore year, the New York Daily News reports.

Independent.ie
12/03/2017
'Students all over the country are dissatisfied with their Student Unions' - DCU the latest to...

Dublin City University (DCU) students have become the latest to question their Students' Union's stance on abortion. As Ireland prepares for an abortion referendum next year, students across the country are questioning their SU's stance. Earlier this year, the former president of the UCD Students' Union, Katie Ascough, was impeached for removing abortion information from student pamphlets.

Independent.ie
02/11/2018
One person rushed to hospital following blaze - Independent.ie

The person was treated for smoke inhalation after the fire broke out in Tyrellstown on Saturday night after 10pm. Three crews from Blanchardstown and Phibsborough stations rushed to the scene. ESB and Gas Networks Ireland also assisted in the response and the fire was quickly extinguished. Online Editors

The College View

The College View
09/19/2017
Fire breaks out in campus pharmacy - The College View

There were no injuries when a fire broke out in the DCU pharmacy Pharmahealth on Tuesday at 11:12am. Nobody was injured, there was very little damage and the Fire Safety Warden suspects a kettle was the source of the fire but a full report has yet to be completed.

The College View
02/21/2018
Pro Life Group stages graphic display at DCU - The College View

A graphic pro-life "educational display" was set up outside the entrance of DCU intending to catch students attention as they entered the college. The display which featured three graphic images of an abused child, and two aborted fetuses, was erected last Tuesday.

The College View
02/08/2018
Meet the athletes making a racket on the court - The College View

Every Monday evening from outside the National Tennis Centre in DCU, you can hear shouts of encouragement, instructions being called, the clash of rackets and a strange jingling noise. For many of the players on the court, these sounds are all they need to play a competitive game of tennis.

The College View
02/07/2018
Opt-In SU referendum petitions invalid - The College View

Referendums for an opt-in Students' Union and a second vote on the college's stance on abortion will not be going ahead, according to DCU Students' Union president. The petition which called for a referendum was not validated by the returning officer or the president of the SU Niall Behan.

The College View
03/07/2018
DCU primary teaching students call for financial aid - The College View

Primary teaching students on St. Patrick's Campus are seeking financial aid for placement from DCU. Students from the Bachelors of Education course in St. Pat's brought a motion to the DCU Class Rep Council looking for financial support during placement.

The College View
11/29/2017
Students' Union budget to be released 11 weeks into semester - The College View

The provisional Budget for the Students' Union will be released today in the third Class Rep Council of the year, in breach of DCUSU constitution. The budget which outlines expenditure for DCU students' union was delayed for release until week eleven due to delays in election of class reps and queries raised by the Office of Student Life.

The College View
11/15/2017
A World turned upside down - The College View

The Netflix cult show picks up around a year after Will Byers' escape from "Upside Down", but behind the colourful arcade screens and Halloween decorations, there's something strange lurking in the town of Hawkins. The mystery leads the 80's heroes to face The Mind Flayer; the formidable new villain who has brings the story to a new level of sci-fi.

The College View
10/22/2017
Bill Clinton awarded DCU honorary doctorate - The College View

Bill Clinton warned that Brexit is due to people re-assessing "whether what we have in common is more important than our differences". Clinton said "cooperation is better than conflict or isolation in any environment into which you must be in touch with others," noting that some Brexit voters did not know what they were voting for.

The College View
11/29/2017
DCU in non-monetary agreement with Coppers with profit of 72m - The College View

DCU Students' Union is in a "non-financial relationship" with the nightclub Copper Face Jacks, which this year earned €72 million in accumulated profits. Copper Face Jacks on Dublin's Harcourt Street, last year recorded pre-tax profits of €5.16m - or just under €100,000 per week for the company Breanagh Catering Ltd, according to thejournal.ie.

The College View
09/27/2017
Podge Henry SU Spread - The College View

Helping with the vast numbers of students seeking accommodation has been his "most stressful time by far" according to New VP for Welfare and Equality Podge Henry. "When the CAO results came out, especially in the last month of August, that's when it really got very stressful with calls coming in all day.

The College View
12/07/2017
DCUSU President makes personal speech on mental health - The College View

DCUSU President Niall Behan spoke about his personal experience with mental health and wellbeing after the death of his father in a speech to students in UMASS Boston. The speech at the ACUI conference was part of a ten year partnership between DCU and UMASS Boston, and came at the end of Mental Health week in DCU.

The College View
09/27/2017
Double digit rent increases continue in Dublin - The College View

The cost of renting nationally is 11.8 percent higher than this time last year, and rents in Dublin have risen an average of 12.3 percent annually according to a report released by Daft.ie. This is the fifth quarter in a row where rents have increased by at least 10 percent nationally.

The College View
10/11/2017
15,000 march against loans scheme - The College View

"A student loan scheme will mean that the student contribution fee will increase to a minimum of five thousand euro a year," warned USI President Michael Kerrigan when addressing the crowd of protesters in Dublin.

The College View
02/07/2018
DCU sports scholarships falls by 62 per cent - The College View

Numbers of students entering DCU through an Elite Athletic Scholarship have dropped by 62 per cent since last year, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request obtained by The College View. Only thirty five students received an Elite Athletic Scholarship for the year 2017/18, compared to 93 recipients in 2016/17.

The College View
09/27/2017
Shanowen Square targeted by overseas hackers - The College View

Student accommodation Shanowen Square was targeted by a cyber attack from an overseas account which contacted residents on their behalf looking for payment. Residents of Shanowen Square received fraudulent emails which pretended to be Shanowen Square and asked for immediate payments to be made to an overseas bank account, according to an email sent to all residents after the security breach.

The College View
10/04/2017
USI announce demonstration against student loans - The College View

Representatives from The Union of Students in Ireland met outside Leinster House last Monday to announce a national demonstration will be held in Dublin on October 4th. The USI is demanding immediate action by the Government to invest in a publicly-funded higher education and greater grant investment in Budget 2018 and expects to draw over 5,000 students to the demonstration.

The College View
11/15/2017
First Class Rep Council held eight weeks into semester - The College View

Some DCU classes went nine weeks without representation in the class rep council due to delays and technical disruption to the voting process. Problems arose when the online voting system for class reps, hosted on the website Loop, failed and students were unable to vote for the nominated candidates.

The College View
02/27/2018
Only one candidate runs for DCUSU President - The College View

Only one student is running for President in the DCU Students' Union elections, leaving the race uncontested. There are currently 6 candidates running for the 5 paid sabbatical positions in the Students' Union, with no candidates for the position of Vice President for Education and Placement.

The College View
10/25/2017
Hurricane Ophelia damage in DCU - The College View

There was minor damage to a building and two trees down across the three campuses in DCU after hurricane Ophelia passed through Dublin on Monday. A tree fell and hit the side of the Bea Orpen building near the postgraduate residences on the Glasnevin campus, damaging part of the roof and gutting.

The College View
02/21/2018
Taoiseach plans more jobs for students post-Brexit - The College View

More third level students will be encouraged to learn foreign languages and go on Erasmus programmes in a new government plan. The 2018 action plan launched by the Taoiseach hopes to build closer links with Europe post-Brexit. Students with native English and a working EU language will be at a greater advantage foe employment when the UK departs from the EU.

The College View
11/29/2017
Playing a Peaky Blinder - The College View

With a signature slow-mo strut through the grimy, smoke-choked streets of Birmingham, the Peaky Blinders are back for a fourth season of the BBC gangster drama. The dramatic opening sees the Shelby family being marched to the noose after Tommy (Cillian Murphy) turned his whole family into the police in the final scenes of the last season.

The College View
02/21/2018
Irish talent hits award season - The College View

All eyes are on Saoirse Ronan after her latest film LadyBird earned her another oscar nomination, making 3 by the age of twenty three. Daniel Day Lewis and Martin McDonagh also got nods from the Academy, as well as animated film The Breadwinner.

The College View
03/07/2018
DCU primary teaching students call for financial aid - The College View

Primary teaching students on St. Patrick's Campus are seeking financial aid for placement from DCU. Students from the Bachelors of Education course in St. Pat's brought a motion to the DCU Class Rep Council looking for financial support during placement.

The College View
11/29/2017
DCU student group petitions for an Opt-In Students' Union - The College View

Two petitions launched by DCU Students For Fair Representation involving SU membership and SU abortion stance have been put forward to the Returning Officer. The Returning Officer is currently in the process of verifying the signatures of both petitions and dates will be organised for referendums if accepted.

The College View
02/21/2018
Students reporting mental health problems rises by almost 50 per cent - The College View

The number of first year students with reported mental health conditions rose by 46 per cent in the last academic year, according to a new study. This increase is most likely linked to improved supports and reduced stigma on college campuses, as reported by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability [Ahead].

The College View
02/07/2018
New DCU GAA pitch plan ruffles feathers - The College View

Migratory geese are a threat to DCU's plans to build a new astroturf GAA pitch in St. Patrick's College. Locals have objected to the plans for the all-weather sports facilities on the grounds that over 1,600 Brent geese flock to the fields over the winter/spring period.

The College View
03/07/2018
DCUSU Presidential Candidate: Vito Moloney Burke - The College View

Vito Moloney Burke is a third year business student, the current Chairperson for the DCU Society Life Committee, and is the only candidate in the running to be the next DCU SU President. He plans to roll out free pregnancy tests for all students, introduce a 'diversity in leadership' series of workshops and host an All Hallows carnival.

The College View
03/07/2018
5.7m fund launched for underrepresented students - The College View

DCU will benefit from a new multi-million fund which will encourage underrepresented students to access higher education. 2,000 students across Ireland will benefit from the €5.7 million fund, which will help new undergraduates from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, first-time mature students, students with disabilities and the Traveller community.

The College View
03/23/2018
Record number of CAO applicants for DCU primary teaching - The College View

DCU St. Patrick's Campus received a record number of applications for primary teaching, according to recently released CAO figures. Over 1,300 students chose a Bachelors of Education as their first choice in the CAO application process. Across the board the latest data from the CAO shows a 4 per cent increase in first choice application for overall education courses.

The College View
03/07/2018
Is Irishness enough to maintain us as a significant player in Europe? - The College View

With the fallout from Brexit we sneer at Britain and bolster our own sense of national pride, but it is easy to overlook our own selfish approach to Europe's resources. As a nation we love to be loved. The "best fans in the world", our culture and history is celebrated across the globe, just friendly rogues out for the craic.

The College View
03/21/2018
Where words fail, music speaks - The College View

How do you comfort a child who has received impossible news? Sometimes words are not enough, but music is, according to Gráinne Hope, founder of Kids' Classics, a non-profit organisation which brings professional music into hospitals and local communities, in partnership with the National Concert Hall.

The College View
04/04/2018
DCU to consider holding exams before Christmas - The College View

A working group has been set up in DCU to consider moving semester one exams to December, rather than late January. The working group will discuss the possibility of changing the exam timetables following feedback from staff and students. The group was established by Professor Eithne Guilfoyle, Vice-President of Academic Affairs in DCU, and William Kelly, the Deputy Registrar.

The College View
03/28/2018
DCU designated world's first Autism-Friendly university - The College View

DCU was recognised as the world's first Autism-Friendly university in a ceremony attended by President Michael D Higgins last Thursday . The announcement made on St. Patrick's Campus was recognised by AsIAm, an autism advocacy charity. To mark the occasion, the first of several sensory pods have been installed in the library on St.

The College View
04/04/2018
New Hub launch delayed until September - The College View

The launch of the new DCU student centre has been delayed until September, according to DCUSU President Niall Behan. Commencement on the €14 million project began in late June 2016 and originally aimed to be finished in February, but will not be ready by the end of the 2017/18 academic year due to delays in construction.

The College View
04/04/2018
Light sabers light up children's ward - The College View

T he capacity to show kindness is perhaps what defines goodness: for one young man who battled brain cancer, this capacity allows him to give back to the hospital ward that treated him in a novel way. Dylan Smith Bresnahan was a brain cancer patient at St.

The Irish Times

The Irish Times
04/15/2018
A World turned upside down

The College View: The Netflix cult show picks up around a year after Will Byers' escape from "Upside Down", but behind the colourful arcade screens and Halloween decorations, there's something strange lurking in the town of Hawkins. Fionnuala Walsh reports.

The Irish Times
04/14/2018
Opt-In SU referendum petitions invalid

The petition which called for a referendum was not validated by the returning officer or the president of the SU Niall Behan. However, a referendum vote on DCUSU's position regarding a united Ireland will be put to students at the same time as the upcoming Student Union elections.

The Irish Times
04/15/2018
Bill Clinton awarded DCU honorary doctorate

Clinton said "cooperation is better than conflict or isolation in any environment into which you must be in touch with others," noting that some Brexit voters did not know what they were voting for. "I'm sorry we can't stay together, we had a disagreement, oh my god I didn't know I was going to lose that customs thing with all these economic benefits.

The Irish Sun

The Irish Sun
04/06/2018
DCU students hold sleep-out to protest soaring rent prices near campus

DCU students held a sleep-out outside student accommodation last night to protest a 27 per cent increase in off-campus rent. Students living in Shanowen Square were informed last week that their rental fee will rise from around €7,000 to €9,000 for their nine month lease in the north Dublin residences.

The Irish Sun
04/12/2018
Bank of Ireland warn about fraudster contacting customers for bank details

FRAUD CALLS The company took to social media to alert their customers of suspicious activity, and said they would never ask for confidential information BANK of Ireland are alerting customers about a "fraudster" who is contacting customers looking for their personal information.

The Irish Sun
04/06/2018
DCU students hold sleep-out to protest soaring rent prices near campus

DCU students held a sleep-out outside student accommodation last night to protest a 27 per cent increase in off-campus rent. Students living in Shanowen Square were informed last week that their rental fee will rise from around €7,000 to €9,000 for their nine month lease in the north Dublin residences.

The Irish Sun
04/06/2018
Kathryn Thomas says daughter Ellie 'changed our entire world' as she shares new snap

KATHRYN'S JOY The new mum said she has 'never been happier' after welcoming her little girl two weeks ago KATHRYN Thomas shared an adorable new snap of baby daughter Ellie last night - and said the tot has "changed our entire world". The Operation Transformation host, 39, and fiance Padraig McLoughlin welcomed daughter Ellie on Friday March 23.

The Irish Sun
04/13/2018
Dublin to host Ireland's first Blind Tennis World Championships

PLAYING A BLINDER Blind people from across the world will descend on South Dublin for the Blind Tennis World Championships at the end of April BLIND people from 13 countries worldwide will arrive in Dublin for the Blind Tennis World Championships at the end of the month.

The Irish Sun
04/19/2018
The full lowdown on country singing sensation Nathan Carter

HE rose to prominence with the hit Wagon Wheel and his country singing career is going from strength to strength. Nathan Carter is now based in Ireland - selling out shows here and across the UK year-round. Here's the full lowdown on the country sensation. Nathan Carter was born in 1990, making him 27-years-old.

The Irish Sun
04/21/2018
BGT viewers are all saying the same thing after Irish priest's audition

The Catholic crooner went viral in 2014 when a video of him singing Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah while officiating at Chris and Leah O'Kane's wedding in his parish of Oldcastle in Co Meath BRITAIN'S Got Talent fans lauded Irish priest Fr Ray Kelly's moving audition on tonight's show.

The Irish Sun
04/13/2018
The full lowdown on Irish actor Barry Keoghan who shot to fame on Love/Hate

HE rose to prominence on hit RTE show Love/Hate and his career is going from strength to strength. And after starring in Dunkirk opposite fellow Irish star Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan was named on US magazine Variety's 10 Actors To Watch. But here's the full lowdown on the up and coming Irish star.

The Irish Sun
04/21/2018
Gardai make urgent appeal for missing teen last seen in Dublin

MISSING TEEN APPEAL Cops are looking for the public's help to locate 17-year-old Wiktoria Swierczynska who went missing yesterday GARDAI have appealed for the public's help finding a teen who has been missing since yesterday morning. Wiktoria Swierczynska, 17, was last seen in Carrickmines, Dublin.

The Irish Sun
04/18/2018
The full lowdown on Pamela Flood as she makes RTE return for new show

FLOOD'S NEW GIG The former model won Miss Ireland 25 years ago before going on to appear on several RTE shows - here's all you need to know PAMELA Flood is back on Irish TV with a new series this year. The former model won Miss Ireland 25 years ago before going on to appear on several RTE shows.

The Irish Sun
04/12/2018
1.7 million extra seats announced for Dublin airport's busiest ever summer

Five new long-haul and nine short-haul destinations are being added to Dublin Airport's flight schedule for this summer. The new airlines including Icelandair, Croatia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Hainan Airlines, will join Dublin Airport's growing list of international airline clients.

Dublin People

Dublin People
Dublin People - Making music for hospital kids sounds great

Friday, 13th April, 2018 7:59am Gráinne Hope, the founder of Kids' Classics. Gráinne Hope, the founder of Kids' Classics. Fionnuala Walsh SOMETIMES words are not enough to comfort a child who has received impossible news, but music is.

Dublin People
Dublin People - Sporting chance for Blind Tennis

Thursday, 15th March, 2018 6:00pm Blind Tennis club member Edvard hits the ball to his opponent. Blind Tennis club member Edvard hits the ball to his opponent. View More Images Fionnuala Walsh EVERY Monday evening from outside the National Tennis Centre in DCU Glasnevin, you can hear shouts of encouragement, instructions being called, the clash of rackets and a strange jingling noise.

Headstuff

Headstuff
12/19/2017
Playing a Blinder | What to Expect from the Peaky Blinders Season 4 Finale - Headstuff

The fourth season of Peaky Blinders has succeeded in setting up many new plots, characters and vendettas in just five episodes, and the challenge for creator Steven Knight is to resolve them all in one final 60 minute installment. The final episode, named "The Company" will focus on how the family will protect itself, and who will be lost.

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Issue 1 of The College View's art and lifestyle supplement, The HYPE.

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Issue 2 of The College View's art and lifestyle supplement, The HYPE.

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Issue 3 of The College View's art and lifestyle supplement, The HYPE.

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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.

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Issue 7 of The HYPE

This issue explores looking after your scalp in cold weather, the rising epidemic of ticket touting and the relationship between students and sunbeds

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We review Imagine Dragons at the 3Arena, the movie Shape of Water and discuss the problems of having endometriosis while waiting on diagnosis.

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Issue 9 of The Hype looks at Saoirse Ronan in Ladybird, post-rock music genre and gluten-free diets.

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03/07/2018
President of the SU Candidate - DCUSU Elections

President of the SU Candidate, Vito Moloney Burke, spoke to The College View about why he wants to be elected to this position and what he will do for the student body if elected.

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