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Katie (Cáit) Caden

Journalist

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News Editor for the College View 2018/2019 | Broadcast Co-Ordinator for The Business on RTÉ Radio1 2018/2019 | Former Head of DCUtv News 2018/2019 | Former Arts and Culture Editor for Stand.ie 2018 | Smedia award winner 2019 for journalism in road safety | Hybrid award nominee 2019 for News Piece of the Year.

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Broadcast Co-Ordinator with The Business on RTÉ Radio 1

Stand.ie Online Culture Feature (Print)

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Life of a couch surfer

Michael Walsh is a final year student at Dublin City University studying journalism and his only form of accommodation for the year are the couches, floors, and beds provided by his friends. As well as his car on occasion.

Stand.ie Arts Article Online (Print)

Stand.ie Online Lifestyle piece (Print)

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5 ways to live sustainably

Peanut butter and other healthy foods from around the globe that we have grown to know and love can contribute to poor sustainability. Clean eating is a growing trend amongst the animal lovers and health fanatics of the world. However, choosing to consume only certain products can be just as detrimental to the environment.

The College View News Stories Online (Print)

The College View
04/03/2019
DCU says no to alcohol in Londis - The College View

DCU Londis were granted planning permission for an alcohol licence, however DCU have no plans to use this licence at the present time. The prospect of alcohol being sold on campus in the DCU Londis may be possible, if certain restrictions are put in place.

The College View
04/03/2019
All fun and games for DCU civic societies - The College View

Game Soc teamed up with DCU Volunteer and other civic societies in the university to host a game night aimed at raising funds for the Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH). Headstarts, Mental Health soc, DCU Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) soc and Raising and Giving (Soc) were some of the civic societies that joined the Students' Union and DCU Volunteer in participating in the event for the advocacy group (ICHH).

The College View
03/20/2019
Irish student's strike with others around the world over climate change - The College View

Thousands of children demanded that the Irish Government listen to their concerns on climate change, as they marched through Dublin and gathered outside the Dáil last Friday. Over 10,000 climate activists in Dublin alone, which were mostly children, took part in the global student strike over how climate change is being addressed and chanted that the Irish government should "learn to change or learn to swim."

The College View
03/20/2019
Measles outbreak reported in North Dublin - The College View

Another measles outbreak was reported in North Dublin earlier this month, marking the fifth officially documented case of the illness in Ireland since the start of February. The HSE confirmed there was an outbreak of measles in North Dublin which was affecting both children and adults.

The College View
03/06/2019
President Michael D. Higgins celebrated the arts on St. Pats - The College View

President Michael D Higgins celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Benson report with others in the Seamus Heaney theatre on St. Patrick's campus last Thursday. 'The Place of the Arts in Irish Education' report was published by Ciarán Benson who gave a lecture at the event and focused on the importance of the arts in young people's lives.

The College View
03/06/2019
VP for Education and Placement : Olivia Forde - The College View

Olivia Forde is running unopposed to be the Students' Union Vice President for Education and Placement for 2019/2020. If she is successful, she stated that she will introduce Appreciation Weeks instead of Appreciation Days for students such as those doing courses in nursing and teaching.

The College View
02/22/2019
NuBar couch abducted in plain sight - The College View

An offer of a €100 bar tab may be increased to entice DCU's NuBar couch thieves to leave back the missing sofa. NuBar staff originally offered a €100 bar tab to whoever "borrowed" the couch but are considering increasing that tab if it is not returned soon.

The College View
02/20/2019
INMO consider recommendations from the Labour Court - The College View

Recommendations given by the Labour Court to end the dispute over working conditions for nurses and midwives are likely to be accepted by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The INMO is viewing the deal favourably and urged its members to accept the recommendations which would lead to newly qualified staff nurses being paid up to €38,036 a year compared to €31,110.

The College View
02/20/2019
Explainer: The nurses strike and how we got here - The College View

Nurses and midwives began talks of taking industrial action against the government late last year before completing three full 24-hour work stoppages and holding a public rally where supporters marched in solidarity with the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

The College View
02/20/2019
Editorial comment on INMO strike - The College View

Nurses and midwives are not economists and should not tell Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance and Expenditure Paschal Donohoe where to allocate money in relation to public sector wages. More to the point, they should not have to especially when they do not have the time to do so while being understaffed and underpaid.

The College View
02/20/2019
Students to vote in referendum on campus smoking - The College View

DCU students will be given the opportunity to vote on whether they want their Students' Union to look at the practicality of smoke-free zones on campus. It is expected that students will be able to vote in a referendum in March on whether they want to mandate the SU to look into the possibility of smoke-free areas around DCU.

The College View
02/20/2019
A mural on sexual harassment exhibited in DCU - The College View

A mural that promotes awareness of sexual harassment was erected on the DCU Glasnevin campus by DCU Students' Union and the Union of Students Ireland (USI), last week. The mural is an element of the 'It Stops Now' campaign for the Ending Sexual Harassment and Violence in Third-Level Education (ESHTE) project which is funded by the European Commission and lead by the National Women's Council of Ireland (NCWI).

The College View
02/07/2019
Student nurses veto coffee morning - The College View

Nursing students voiced their upset towards the DCU Students' Union for a lack of participation in the recent industrial action taken by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). DCUSU organised a coffee morning to show their support for the 800 nursing students on campus and the all-out strikes.

The College View
02/06/2019
Nurses and midwives strike out against the government - The College View

Ministers proposed immediate talks with the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association (INMO) about staffing levels rather than pay, as they prepare for their third 24 hour strike. Last week the government threatened over 30,000 nurses and midwives with financial penalties for participating in the first of the planned all-out strikes, over the lack of pay parity.

The College View
02/06/2019
Signs of DCU enabling deaf people to become primary teachers - The College View

DCU's Institute of Education introduced an entry route that will enable people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment to become primary school teachers. The entry route will facilitate those who are deaf or hard of hearing and want to become primary school teachers by providing the Bachelor of Education programme through Irish Sign Language (ISL).

The College View
02/06/2019
University converts 2018 waste into an alternative to fossil fuel - The College View

DCU converted the majority of its waste across campuses into an alternative to fossil fuel last year, according to the results of a Freedom of Information Request. Over 89 per cent of the waste generated in DCU was separated into 'recovery' materials which were then used to produce solid recovered fuel (SRF) in 2018.

The College View
12/12/2018
Thousands march on anniversary of homeless man's death - The College View

On the fourth anniversary of homeless man Jonathan Corrie's death near the Dáil, thousands marched in Dublin to protest the country's housing crisis, on December 1st, 2018. During the protest, which was organised by the umbrella National Homeless and Housing Coalition (NHHC), there was a minute silence to remember Corrie's death.

The College View
12/12/2018
Gardaí warn of driving the morning after drinking - The College View

An Garda Síochána, as well as the Road Safety Authority (RSA), have warned all road users of the dangers of driving the morning after heavily drinking the night before. This year there were a total of 6,890 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests from January 1st, 2018 to November 22nd.

The College View
12/12/2018
All teachers want for Christmas is a Gaelteacht grant - The College View

A national campaign to get a Gaeltacht grant for student teachers was launched by the Union of Students (USI) Ireland on December 4th. Following the launch of the #GaelFees campaign, DCU Students' Union will join the 'All I want for Christmas is a Gaeltacht grant' rally outside the Dáil on December 13th, organised by the USI and Conradh na Gaeilge, to oppose the Gaelteacht fee for student teachers.

The College View
11/22/2018
Terrorist attack staged in DCU - The College View

A terrorist attack was simulated on the DCU Glasnevin campus by An Garda Síochána, the Dublin Fire Brigade, the National Ambulance Service, the Defence Forces and DCU security, on November 16th. The exercise, known as Operation Barracuda, took place in the Nursing Building at the end of the first DCU Open Day this year.

The College View
11/14/2018
DCU funded millions to tackle fake news - The College View

'Fake news' will be tackled by a DCU institute after €2.4 million was given by the European Commission (EC) to fund the project. DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) will lead the three-year project called PROVENANCE which will focus on tracking and flagging disinformation, specifically on social media.

The College View
11/14/2018
DCU settles High Court Case against university authorities - The College View

A DCU student settled a High Court case over university authorities decision to exclude him from his course because of alleged inappropriate behaviour. "I am happy that the matter has been resolved and that I can focus on my phd studies," said Han. During his legal challenge, Han claimed he was denied fair procedures.

The College View
11/14/2018
DCU student recieves suspended sentence for drug posession - The College View

Cian Charlton, a Sports Science and Health student in DCU, was given a one year sentence fully suspended for 12 months yesterday after pleading guilty to drug possession. The 21-year-old was in possession up to €3,000 worth of illegal drugs including MDMA, Cocaine and Ketamine according to The Irish Sun.

The College View
10/31/2018
Councillors take up to 7 months to re-let vacant social housing - The College View

Thousands of local authority homes were left vacant by the end of 2017 which councillors take approximately seven months to re-let. As much as 3,600 social homes across the State's 31 local authorities were empty by the end of last year which indicates "substantial reductions in average re-letting times," from previous years according to a report done by council watchdog: The National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC).

The College View
10/31/2018
Woman refuses apology from man who racially abused her on Ryanair flight - The College View

The woman who was racially abused on a Ryanair flight rejected an apology from another passenger who called her an "ugly black b*stard." David Mesher and 77-year old Delsie were aboard the flight FR9015 from Barcelona to London. Gayle's seat was next to Mesher, which instigated him abusing her as he wanted her to be moved to a different seat.

The College View
10/19/2018
SU member says he regrets not intervening at A&F AGM - The College View

Karl McGovern delivered a statement after all sabbaticals were asked if they attended the initial Accounting and Finance society (A&F) AGM, during the first Class Rep Council (CRC) 2018/2019. The current DCU Students' Union VP for Engagement and Development was questioned by the Chairperson of FemSoc, Amy Colgan, after she presented her two emergency motions.

The College View
10/17/2018
Irish pirate radio archive donated to DCU - The College View

DCU received an extensive Irish Pirate Radio Archive including a transmitter that was camouflaged as a biscuit tin in the event a station was raided by post officials. This item, which originally belonged to novelist Pat McCabe, as well the rest of the Archive was donated by broadcast historian Eddie Bohan to DCU's Media History Collection in DCU's O'Reilly Library.

The College View
10/17/2018
Seán Gallagher: Presidential Candidate - The College View

Seán Gallagher is running for the Irish Presidency for a second time after losing to President Michael D Higgins seven years ago. His main campaign is on employment which he believes is at the "root" of community, sustainability and good mental health. Topics which Joan Freeman and Michael D Higgins have focused on strongly also in their campaigns.

The College View
10/09/2018
BUDGET 2019: Transport, Tourism and Sport - The College View

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport was allocated €1.26 billion from the Budget 2019. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe allocated this capital expenditure over 2018-2021. "Today, I am announcing that €286 million of this will be made available next year and will facilitate investment in new transport infrastructure," said Donohoe in his Budget 2019 announcement.

The College View
10/09/2018
BUDGET 2019: Review - The College View

Budget 2019 has been criticized as being an 'election budget' by Labour TD Joan Burton, after Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe's speech on October 9th. In an anticipation of the upcoming general election Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy said "this is not an election Budget, it is not an election package...

The College View
10/03/2018
Activists officially lodged complaints about BusConnects - The College View

Objections to the controversial BusConnects are officially being lodged today by campaigners against the plan from across Dublin on Friday, the 28th of September. The National Transport Authority were greeted by activists giving them petitions opposing the redesign of the capital's public transport.

The College View Feature Piece (Online)

The College View
04/15/2019
The secret life of a mature student - The College View

Life can be a race. Many view it with a start and finish line. The beginning and end of this race is often looked at one of two ways. The young self to the old self or the start of a career and the end of the career.

The College View Opinion Articles Online (Print)

The College View
11/28/2018
Is it wrong to wear the remembrance poppy? - The College View

A Canadian doctor was in a Belgian field just over 100 years ago and was surrounded by death when he noticed a bruised shaped, vibrant red flower growing around the bodies. After the Second Battle of Ypres during World War I, Dr John McCrae wrote one of the most famous war poems to date called Flanders Fields, in which the poppy flower was prominent.

The College View
10/17/2018
We need free sanitary products, period - The College View

Public bathrooms are nobody's favourite ally when it comes to hygiene. However, despite the assortment of germs usually found in them, public bathrooms offer refuge to those on the brink of an accident, whether induced by a long car journey or those who need to break the seal after one drink too many.

The College View Arts Articles Online (Print)

The College View
12/12/2018
Best album of the year: No Shame by Lily Allen - The College View

Lily Allen returned from her four-year absence from the spotlight this year with her new album No Shame, which resuscitated her dying music career back to life. The album differs from her previous work as it acts almost like a diary and provides a raw insight into Allen's life, unlike the album she released in 2014, Sheezus, which seemed more like a platform to portray a stage persona.

The College View Front Pages (Print)

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The College View Issue 8

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Design and Layout for The Hype supplement in The College View

The College View Arts Podcast (Audio)

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12/20/2018
The Arts Review - Issue 6 | The College Review by The College View

Hosted by Lucien Waugh-Daly with panellists Aoibhin Bryant, Cait Caden and Aine O'Boyle. Topics discussed: SoundCloud rappers and violent lyrics, Lily Allen, the role of album artwork in contemporary music culture, depictions of autism in the media.

The College View News Podcast (Audio)

SoundCloud
04/13/2019
The News Review - Episode 11 | The College Review by The College View

Niamh Dunne hosts the final edition of the News Review with the current editorial team. Callum Lavery, Cait Caden and Gabija Gataveckaite are in studio to discuss SU referenda being rerun and the final part of the Risky Business series of features on sex work.

SoundCloud
12/20/2018
The News Review - Issue 6 | The College Review by The College View

Hosted by Lucien Waugh-Daly with contributors Cáit Caden, Gabija Gataveckaite, Catherine Gallagher and Ellen Fitzpatrick. Topics discussed: support for student nurses, DCU counselling hotline, Dave the DCU shopkeeper, Irish Rail security, sex workers in Ireland.

SoundCloud
11/20/2018
The News Review - Issue 4 | The College Review by The College View

Lucien Waugh-Daly and panelists Cait Caden, Roisin Phelan and Orla Dwyer discuss stories from the latest College View, including DCUSU's student activist group, Dublin transport, the winter hospital trolley crisis and making consent workshops mandatory.

Video Journalism

Newsdays Content

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.

TODAY'S NEWS, LIVE FROM DCU
03/05/2019
Spike in violence against women in 2019

Credit youtube.com By Cait Caden Three women were murdered in Ireland by men they knew before the end of the third month of 2019. Cathy Ward was murdered by her husband in early March, Elzbieta Piotrowska was killed by her son in January and Jasmine McMonagle was killed in her home by a man also....

TODAY'S NEWS, LIVE FROM DCU
02/19/2019
Family give emotional statements about missing person Jón Jonsson

Fiancé of missing person Jón Jonsson spoke about of how he is a good man and is "like a father" to her two children. Jonsson who disappeared on February 9 th at 11am, is originally from Iceland and was on holiday in Ireland with his fiancé Jana Guðjónsdóttir when he went missing the day after he arrived.

CIAAnewsdays
11/20/2018
Amy Molloy talks about her work on: Troubled Water

Amy Molloy discussed her News21 documentary: Troubled Water, while speaking at the 17 th Cleraun Media Conference 2018. The Irish Independent journalist was able to apply for the programme as she is a DCU alum. Both the Independent and DCU joined together to send over two Irish journalists to America to work on the piece including Molly.

CIAAnewsdays
11/20/2018
Daphne" wows crowd at media conference

John Sweeney of the BBC filled in for Carlo Bonini as the latter's documentary "Daphne" on the late Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia at the Cleraun Media Conference. Bonini, who is co-producer of the documentary alongside Giuliano Foschini, unfortunately found himself at the Mexican border when he was scheduled to give a masterclass to those in attendance.