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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Dublin City University

This month
March 2023
Protesters interrupt honorary doctorate ceremony of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Dublin City University was conferring the award of Doctor of Philosophy on Ahern and Professor Monica McWilliams.
All time
# Covid-19
The 2km rule is the first restriction people want lifted, according to new survey
The government has said it is hoping to ease some of the restrictions on 5 May.
# Basic Skills
Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds
Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.
# Seán Lester
New diaries reveal how a top Irish diplomat helped James Joyce's family flee Nazi-occupied France
Seán Lester was the last Secretary General of the League of Nations and tried to help Joyce as he fled the Nazis.
# Sleep
School intervention in sleep may help children get to bed earlier, new study finds
A study of sixth-class pupils found a 21% rise in those going to bed before 11pm after learning more about sleep.
# Test the water
Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits
Free testing kits will be sent to people who want to check the quality as part of a European-wide survey.
This futuristic pod is making college life easier for students with autism
The sensory pod helps students take a break away from the hustle and bustle of college life.
# Shepherd Machaya
Thousands sign petition asking Justice Minister to stop deportation of student facing threat of torture
Shepherd Machaya could be deported within days after his permission to remain in Ireland expired on 21 October.
# culture of inclusion
DCU first Irish university to be designated a “University of Sanctuary” for welcoming asylum seekers
Fifteen academic scholarships will be made available to asylum seekers or refugees commencing their studies in September 2017.
# the hub
12 memories of Toxic Tuesday all DCU students treasure
RIP Toxic Tuesday, u are with the angles now xx
# the henry grattan
14 things that could only happen in DCU
Never change.
# meet ya in the street
11 feelings DCU students have about the Henry Grattan building
Smelly, leaky, home. <3
# bullies
'She called me handicapped and spat in my face': Abuse faced by Irish people with intellectual disabilities
Workshops are being held in Dublin to help people with intellectual disabilities deal with bullying behaviour.
# Gotcha
Ireland's second biggest cancer killer will soon be able to be spotted in €25 test
Each year almost 2,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, with 1,000 dying from it.
# mug wars
Lucy Lawless is trying to help an Irish fan get his stolen Xena mug back
It is, as Lucy says herself, truly appalling.
# Drink Aware
Students put drunk student stereotype behind them and campaign for responsible drinking
Can you guess which college took top prize with their drink aware campaign?
One student's vote decided if this Dublin college would rejoin USI
Dublin City University’s third referendum in four years on membership of the Union of Students in Ireland was passed.
16 things you'll only know if you went to Dublin City University
It’s in Glasnevin, actually.
# patrick halpin
Patrick Halpin still missing after police 'mix-up' reported that he had been found
The 18-year-old has been missing in London since Wednesday morning.
# Missing Person
18-year-old student missing on DCU society trip in London
Patrick Halpin was last seen leaving a nightclub off Leicester Square in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
# fountain of youth
DCU is one of the top 50 "young" universities in the world
Not bad, for a young…university.
# Famine
Irish Famine 'Tribunal' to probe if it was crime against humanity
New York and Dublin law faculties to test the case, under current international law, against the-then British government for the tragedy in which one million Irish people died.
# green flag
Global first as UCC retains Green Flag for environment
The college was the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness in 2010.
# Jobswatch
New DCU Innovation Campus to create more than 200 jobs
Minister Richard Bruton said the aim of the new campus is to attract new Cleantech enterprises and drive growth in the green economy.
# Clinton
Hillary Clinton to give human rights speech at DCU
The US Secretary of State will deliver an address in the Helix this Thursday.
# recognition
Olympic gold medallist Rudisha visits DCU as Irish missionary is honoured
The Kenyan legend was in Dublin to attend an event for his mentor Brother Colm O’Connell.
# University Rankings
No major changes for Irish colleges in latest University rankings
Trinity College, UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and DCU haven’t seen any major change in their rankings since this time last year.
# Teacher Training
Colleges to merge in radical restructuring of teacher training
Academic standard of Irish teaching students among the highest, if not the highest, in the world says report.
# Education
New institute hopes to strengthen Irish-Indian ties
The Ireland India Institute at DCU was launched by the Minister for Education today.
# Nicola Furlong
'No justice will bring her back' - Nicola Furlong's mother speaks of devastation
The family of the student found dead in a Tokyo hotel room three weeks ago have spoken of their grief as a 19-year-old American was arrested in connection with her death.
# Top 50 Under 50
Top 50 Under 50: DCU named in ranking of world's newest universities
DCU is one of the world’s top 50 youngest universities.
# Cancer
Research underway to develop blood test to detect bowel cancer
The test is being developed at Dublin City University and aims to detect if there are antibodies in blood that could indicate the presence of cancer in the bowel.
# College Football
NUI Maynooth and DCU set for Sigerson showdown
It’s Kildare v Dublin in the Higher Education final at Parnell Park tomorrow.
# Missing
Gardaí renew appeals for info on missing Paul Bunbury, 19
The 19-year-old DCU student was reported missing ten days ago, but has since been seen in the Docklands area of Dublin city.
# Race for the Áras
Higgins tops nationwide poll of students' Aras intentions
Michael D Higgins tops a nationwide opinion poll of almost 2,000 students across Ireland’s seven university campuses.