Essay Portion of the Portfolio Submission
My name is Aoife Horan and I'm a final year Journalism student in Dublin City University.
This portfolio is a collection of some of my work done this year for various student publications ranging from TV, Radio and Written Journalism.
Essay Portion of the Portfolio Submission
Aoife Horan Leading Social Democrat Councillor Gary Gannon has pledged his support for the Direct Provision candidate Ellie Kisyombe despite the party leadership asking her to step down last Thursday. "Nothing has changed for me" said Councillor Gary Gannon, following on from the resignation of three members of his party on Saturday in protest at...
The Government approves of the student strike for climate action taking place on the 15th of March, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. During Leaders questions, Solidarity - People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy pressed the Taoiseach on the topics of Greta Thunberg and the Student Climate movement, and the potential of free public transport in...
This week DCU students will vote on whether or not it's Students Union should adopt a stance of active support for Palestine over the next two days. The campaign for the referendum was spearheaded by DCU's Students for Justice in Palestine, an activism group set up in September 2018 to campaign for the endorsement of...
A vigil was held today outside of Leinster House in support of the Climate Action Emergency Bill before the bill returns to committee today. The Bill was originally brought to the Dáil a year ago and the joint committee of 12 senators and TD's overseeing the Bill currently sits divided with 6 for the bill...
Pat Barry, the CEO of the Irish Green Building Council spoke in Trinity's Ideas Workspace today as part of Trinity's Tangent 28 Festival. Tangent 28 is a festival held over the course of 28 days in Trinity's Tangent Ideas workplace that centres around talks to promote entrepenurialship on Trinity's campus and celebrate work done by...
Coverage from my Newsday Conference Group of Panels from the Cleraun Media Conference 2018
A show reel of audio work done in final year of the DCU Journalism Course
Newswire #10 Week 3 by DCUfm, Refugee week package stating at 37:00
Stream MHS Talks 5 by MHS Chats from desktop or your mobile device
Stream MHS + Sober Soc ANAM talk by MHS Chats from desktop or your mobile device
Stream Newswire #13 SU Election Special by DCUfm, Interview with the only VP for Education and Placement Candidate starting at 38.30
Stream Newswire #16 Week 9 by DCUfm, Show co hosting with conversational piece starting at 31.00
John Sweeney Report by Aoife Horan from the Cleraun Media Conference 2018.
Rosanna Cooney and Catherine Devine Panel Report at the Cleraun Media Conference 2018
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.
After a near four year hiatus Tame Impala returns to us with their new track Patience , teasing at an upcoming album due to be released at an undetermined date in the near future, brazenly opening with the line "Has it really been that long?"
With the speed and time consumption of student life for many, there are very little opportunities for students to check in on the state of their mental health and where they're at with their well being before it's too late.
People before Profit (PBP) and five other groups hosted the Pass the Climate Emergency Measures Bill Protest outside Leinster House before it returned to the Dáil last Tuesday.
Mother's Day is a holiday celebrated on different dates around the globe with little over 100 years in it's making, as a result of one young American man's bid to get the day recognised in 1808 while celebrating his mother.
Being a woman who got her start in the media industry in presenting and modelling, Jameela Jamil seems like an unlikely suspect to be taking on body image in the social media age, but this is what makes her the perfect candidate.
As the temperature changes, nights become longer, mornings darker, some can tend towards falling into a slump. With the inevitable return home to respective counties, not long after the rush of being home and seeing family comes the feeling of sadness when you realise you won't be seeing your friends until exams happen in January and the loneliness appears.
During any university awareness week or campaign, there comes a merky feeling of discomfort and unease when your hard-working, kind and generally well-meaning Students' Union takes on some form a challenge, be it financial, physical or otherwise to highlight the plight of fellow students on campuses less fortunate than themselves.
San Sab provides a unique experience for the palate that is not being satiated by other Thai "healthy" take aways at the moment, their choice to boast traditional dishes as well as Thai fusion makes for a remarkable menu that's sure to fill a hole in any stomach that meets it.
MHStalks / STAND
Review of Arnold Thomas Fanning's Mind on Fire
Feature on LGBT Mental Health written during DCU's Rainbow Week
Piece on the importance of reconnecting with fiction.
DCU held its second annual Refugee Week 28 January to 1 February, marking its anniversary as Ireland's first University of Sanctuary. DCU received University of Sanctuary status on 6 December 2016. To date it has taken in 42 students through the program, as well as developing cultural events such as the MELLIE project and Refugee Week.