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This month
March 2023
# Bertie Ahern
What's he up to?: What to make of the Bertie Ahern revival roadshow
The former Taoiseach says being president is not on his agenda.
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.
Last month
February 2023
# Final Eight
ATU Galway rally from seven points down as Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finalists confirmed
UCD, UL and DCU are among the other quarter-finalists.
# College Football
2022 finalists UL to face DCU as Sigerson Cup semi-final draw made
UCC and TU Dublin will also go head-to-head, with a double-header in store in Carlow next week.
This year
Carla Rowe the scoring star as Dublin win league opener against Meath
Six points separated the teams at the final whistle.
Last year
# Falcon 9
Japanese startup, carrying DCU lab samples, launches historic moon mission
The DCU samples will be used to study how moon dust adheres to different surfaces.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy says Russia's decision to sanction over 50 Irish politicians is 'propaganda'
The Ukrainian president was addressing Irish third-level students via video link.
# Immunology
Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher says the new jabs work ‘specifically against Omicron’.
# skull and crossbones
Cork star's goal key as UCC stun DCU in bid to end 10-year wait for O'Connor Cup
Katie Quirke scored 1-1 in this afternoon’s semi-final.
# freshers
DCU fire six goals in victory over UCC in exciting All-Ireland football final clash
IT Carlow hosted tonight’s decider.
# academic result
DCU ease to Ashbourne Cup final victory against UCD
It was the first all-Dublin decider in the competition’s history.
# Star Man
Clifford magic helps UL into first Sigerson Cup final since 1997
They had three points to spare over DCU in tonight’s semi-final.
DCU hold on after late Darragh Canavan goal to win in exciting Sigerson Cup finish
Ulster University were ahead at half-time but DCU fought back successfully in the second half.
# Fitzgibbon Cup
Galway's Niland and Fleming impress in NUIG success, opening wins for DCU and IT Carlow
Fitzgibbon Cup group stage action continued tonight.
# exit door
UCD win seven-goal clash to knock UCC out of Sigerson Cup
Earlier today DCU beat St Mary’s in Belfast.
# Paid leave
Several Irish universities commit to introducing domestic abuse leave policy for staff in 2022
Trinity College, UCC, UCD and DCU have all committed to introducing the policies in 2022,
All time
# changing location
HSE to close Helix vaccination centre as it's set to relocate to National Show Centre
It’s anticipated that the move will take place in mid-July.
# compensation
DCU told to pay €27,500 for victimising former employee who made sexual harassment complaint
Rene O’Reilly told the hearing that her “reputation was ruined because of the dismissal and she was out of work for a year and lost her home”.
# ties that bind
From DCU to Down Under: The team-mates, house-mates and friends dreaming of AFLW glory
‘It was as if they were operating on a professional level even back then.’ Now, Collingwood duo Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan are one step away from the biggest stage in their adopted sport.
# Coronavirus
'It's like being at a match and they keep moving the goalposts': The rapidly changing face of Irish college life
Demand for mental health supports have already risen as colleges move classes and social events online.
# college life
'A slightly lesser place': Challenges ahead for universities as international student numbers fall by up to 50%
A less diverse campus and a devastating impact on university income lies ahead due to a drop in international students.
# Special Needs
New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism
The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.
# student housing
DCU accommodation plans postponed indefinitely due to financial strain caused by Covid-19
The accommodation blocks were scheduled to begin construction in August.
# debunked
Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021
The letter was confirmed as a fake by the UK Cabinet Office.
# education for all
DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees
A recent study by DCU proved that access programmes help improve participation by refugees in higher education.
# Wellbeing
Nationwide survey will ask people how they are coping as Covid-19 restrictions ease
It will also ask people about how well they feel the government is balancing the lifting of restrictions with that of economic and social wellbeing.
# digital news ireland
Over 60% of Irish people concerned about the truth of online information
According to a new global study, remains one of the most popular online news brands in Ireland.
This nationwide survey is asking the public which Covid-19 restrictions they would like lifted
The survey is being carried out by researchers at DCU and NUI Galway
# Rising Stars
Monaghan forward takes top award as champions DCU clinch six places on Football Team of the Year
David Garland was honoured with the Footballer of the Year gong.
# and it's live
WATCH LIVE: Cork IT v Mary Immaculate College, Trench Cup final
Watch this evening’s football decider from DCU.
# Preview
'We wouldn’t have the highest profile' - the history chasing IT out to halt UCC's drive for 40th title
DJ Carey’s Carlow side are looking to win the third-level competition for the first time this Wednesday.
# Thriller
Late drama as Cork's Coleman shows nerves of steel to send UCC to Fitzgibbon decider
The reigning champions will seek to defend their crown against IT Carlow next week.
# Deeptech
Big ideas with small beginnings: How DCU is harnessing the power of nanotech
Have a bright idea for nanotechnology? The college’s new ‘open access’ model is open for business.
# 100 Not Out
History at Dalymount as DCU crowned Collingwood Cup champions for the first time
Star striker Jack O’Connor scored the winner in the penalty shootout.
# Last Eight
Gleeson's late goal can't prevent Waterford IT falling to DCU in Fitzgibbon quarter-final
John Donnelly, Jim Ryan and Rory O’Connor led the way for the Dublin side.
# and it's live
WATCH LIVE: DCU v Waterford IT, Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final
DCU were defeated in the semi-final last year.
# On the up
'I'd have been disappointed if they hadn't gone over' - Young Dubs keeper on three-point haul for DCU
Evan Comerford was flawless from dead ball situations in the Sigerson Cup final.
# celebration time
'It mightn't be Copper Face Jacks for me but I'll spend a few hours with the lads' - DCU boss Christie
The Glasnevin college won their fifth Sigerson Cup title on Wednesday night.
# Winner winner
Dublin and Monaghan stars lead the way as DCU crowned Sigerson Cup champions
The third-level decider took place at the DCU Sportsground, and it’s a fifth title for the hosts.
# and it's live
WATCH LIVE: DCU v IT Carlow, Sigerson Cup final
The coveted silverware is up for grabs in Dublin tonight.