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Aoife Horan

Journalism Student

Location icon Ireland

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.

Portfolio
Aoife Horan
04/16/2019
Portfolio Essay

Essay Portion of the Portfolio Submission

Newsday

Rolling coverage from DCU Journalism students
02/26/2019
Social democrat row - leading councillor speaks out

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...

Rolling coverage from DCU Journalism students
03/05/2019
Varadkar gives green light to student climate strikes

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...

Rolling coverage from DCU Journalism students
03/05/2019
VIDEO: DCU Students on upcoming referendum to support Palestine

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...

Newsdays Group B
02/19/2019
Vigil held in Dublin in support of Climate Action

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...

Newsdays Group B
02/19/2019
Low turnout for Green building talk

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...

Cleraun Coverage DCU
11/23/2018
Articles

Coverage from my Newsday Conference Group of Panels from the Cleraun Media Conference 2018

Video

Audio

DCUfm
04/14/2019
Newswire #16 Week 9 by DCUfm

Stream Newswire #16 Week 9 by DCUfm, Show co hosting with conversational piece starting at 31.00

The College View

The College View
04/17/2019
Ireland's Asylum System - New Direction for Asylum Centres - 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.

The College View
04/03/2019
Has having patience rewarded Tame Impala fans? - The College View

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?"

The College View
04/03/2019
Head stuff - The College View

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.

The College View
03/27/2019
Afternoon Tea spots - The College View

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.

The College View
04/15/2019
Jameela Jamil and the fad diet industry - The College View

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.

The College View
12/12/2018
Loneliness in winter - The College View

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.

The College View
02/20/2019
The ethical ambiguity of awareness challenges - The College View

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.

The College View
02/20/2019
Takeaway without the guilt? - The College View

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

MHStalks
14/04/2019
Mind On Fire

Review of Arnold Thomas Fanning's Mind on Fire

MHStalks
14/04/2019
Mind your Queer Peers

Feature on LGBT Mental Health written during DCU's Rainbow Week

Stand
Dublin City University's annual Refugee Week & the fight to protect students

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.