Dublin City University is a university based on the northside of Dublin, Ireland.
Widespread tributes have been paid to Dr Vicky Conway, whose death at the age of 42 was announced last Wednesday by the school of law and government at Dublin City University (DCU) where she was an associate professor. In the course of an active career, she took a close interest in police accountability and was a member of the Policing Authority as well as the Commission on the Future of Policing.
Graduate Clare O’Leary is a single parent and says inflation has hit her so hard that she was forced to go to St Vincent De Paul to help her pay a €400 utility bill.
Parents of the students who sat their Leaving Cert this month are facing a bill of as much as €13,305 to put their child through their first year of college, according to the latest cost of student living survey by Technological University (TU) Dublin.
Dictators are known to be ousted through a popular uprising or in a coup. Only a month ago Vladimir Putin presided over a well-functioning regime. Barring shocks, he could safely look forward to many years in office. But with the invasion of Ukraine he personally opened a Pandora’s Box. All bets are now off. Still, even though the possibility of his removal cannot be ruled out, a palace coup is unlikely in the near term.
Irish parents are “the most exploited in Europe ”, decried the newspaper editorial. Beleaguered families were, it went on, “fuelling the economy by surviving on punishing two-career schedules while also rearing young children without support from anybody.”
Rachael English’s new novel – The Letter Home, her sixth – starts with a young journalist, Jessie, getting a frantic call one evening from a TV researcher asking her to go on a current affairs programme that night. Someone has dropped out last-minute, they need to fill the space, Jessie has done the show before. Jessie by then has had four vodkas. But it’ll be fine. She says yes.
George Kiely, who died at Sligo University Hospital on July 15 after a brief illness, enjoyed a wide-ranging career that included the promotion of Irish industrial products in overseas markets as well as his involvement in journalism and trade unionism along with the study of bioethics — how ethical principles are applied in the field of medicine and healthcare.
The first week of July 1921. At long last a truce looks likely. Weary from the War of Independence and the Black and Tans, people are hopeful. Sinn Féin is meeting southern unionists. Two men arrive for key peace talks at Dublin’s Mansion House.
Mamo McDonald, who has died at the age of 91, was a national figure who served as president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) in the early 1980s and as the first cathaoirleach (chair) of Age & Opportunity, which was founded in 1988 to improve the quality of life for older people. She also played other important roles in a changing Irish society.
DCU athlete Kate McGowan has penned a powerful endorsement of the former Head of Athletics in DCU Enda Fitzpatrick, in which she claims 'DCU Athletics will not function without Enda Fitzpatrick' and urged University President Brian McCraith to take action on the petition and reinstate the athletics coach.
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