News

National Skills Winner Announced

15 April 2016
Congratulations to Cian Mulligan, overall winner, and to all the competitors who took part in the final held in DFEi last week.
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National Skills 2016 held in DFEi

06 April 2016
The National Skills Cabinetmaking final was held in DFEi on April 7th. Students from DFEi, DIT and GMIT Letterfrack competed to become the National Champion in their skills area. Good luck to all competitors. Shane Desmond represented DFEi.
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Proclamation Day

15 March 2016
DFEi staff and students commemorate 1916. Audrey Trainor played a beautiful piece on violin. Eoghan O, Murchadha read the proclamation and Kieran Flynn hoisted the tricolour as staff and students sang Amhrán na bhFiann
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1916 Remembered by DFEi Arts Cultural and History Students

10 March 2016
Arts Cultural and History students with the help of the teacher Yvonne Campbell put on a wonderful production today. It features story telling, songs, dance and some rebellion re-enactment. Well done to you all.
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Gurteen Visit

28 February 2016
Every year the Animal Healthcare students spend a week on Gurteen farm in Co. Tipperary. The learn about general care for farm animals and come back with a better understanding of how veterinary care differs from caring for small animals. For many students it is their first time to "get the hands dirty" on a real farm. Well done to Tara and...
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Health Promotion Event

25 February 2016
On the 11th and 12th February 2016 learners from the HS6 class presented a health promotion talk to pupils of St Kevin’s National School Sallynoggin and The Dominican Convent Primary School Dún Laoghaire. The topics included healthy eating in particular reducing sugar, salt and fat in daily diet’s, exercise benefits and how to include exercise...
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DFEi & Google Security Mentoring Programme

23 February 2016
Level 6 security management students visit GOOGLE, to receive assistance in mapping & documenting a business process, as part of the DFEI, GOOGLE security mentoring programme
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DFEi Learns visit SAP

22 February 2016
Learners from the Information Technology and Electronic Courses visit SAP
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Athboy Visit - Energy Efficient Building

10 February 2016
Architectural Design students visit the Ecological Building Systems Expo in Athboy in County Meath earlier this week.
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The Wave 107.8fm is LIVE

08 February 2016
DFEi radio, The WAVE 107.8fm goes live today. Radio and journalism students have been preparing reports and shows over the last few months. Best of luck to all
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BlindDate2016

04 February 2016
PR5 students as part of their event production module with Niall Power, organised a hillarious Blind Date event. Pat our photography teacher turned up in his tucks to compere the show. 8 brave students volunteered to go on the "hot seat" and with some racey comments had a few eyebrows raised!! (say no more). Thanks to sound production students...
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Former DFEi Learner Stuart Hayes wins first prize in DIT's Cornerstone Project

02 February 2016
Stuart Hayes, former DFEi Graduate of Furniture Design and Making, is seen here pictured with his table which won 1st prize in the DIT's Cornerstone Project. Stuart is pictured (seated) with Professor Brian Norton President of DIT and Joseph Little Assistant Head of School (Discipline of Construction). Stuart currently teachers at night in DFEi...
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Luthiers Visit DFEi

02 February 2016
Dublin Amateur Luthier Society visit to DFEI On Tuesday 2ND February 2016 members of the Dublin Amateur Luthier Society visited DFEi. The Luthier Society is a collective of Stringed Instrument Makers and enthusiasts living in the Leinster area. The aim of the visit was to share knowledge and present Society Members with an overview of DFEi's...
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The Wave 107.8 Launch

27 January 2016
The launch of DFEi’s radio station, the Wave, kicks off at 12 noon on Wednesday 28th January in the DFEi canteen. Amongst the line-up for today’s event will be live music from Darragh Cullen and interviews with Wave Co-ordinator Adrian Smyth, and members of the Wave news and presentation teams. On sale at the event will be our brand new...
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InformationDay2016

20 January 2016
AC5 students, Roisin Foley, Ann Murray and Suzanne Duke welcoming visitors to DFEi Information Day. A number of workshops were held where visitors could meet teachers and find out about the courses on offer.
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Cormac Devlin in the HOT SEAT

19 January 2016
On Tuesday 19th January 2016, Cormac Devlin, local Fianna Fáil Councillor for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, was quizzed by the learners from the Advanced TV and Digital Film Production class as part of their Research and Reporting Class.
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10 notable people in Dun Laoghaire compiled by AC5 students

14 January 2016
The Arts, Culture and History students undertook the task of researching and writing brief biographical histories of ten notable people who lived in Dún Laoghaire. A colour brochure providing interesting reading was produced with photographs and a map. Copies of the brochure (pdf) can be downloaded HERE
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Christmas Talent Show - Hightlights

07 January 2016
The X-Mas Factor AS DFEI wound down for the holidays, the students of the college put on a talent show as a Christmas treat. As the audience took their seats, we were welcomed by Mark Cronin, who dressed up as Santa for the occasion. The show started with a mesmerising hula hoop act from Fiona Kirwan. Fiona hula hooped to a tune of electro...
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X-Mas Factor Talent Show

14 December 2015
The Christmas Talent show hosted by SE5B will take place this Wednesday at 1pm.
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IrelandSkills 2016 Carpentry Final December 2015

14 December 2015
Eddie Doherty, who recently completed the Phase 4 Apprenticeship Block in Carpentry and joinery in DFEi, has come joint first in the recent final which was held in Cork IT from the 8th December to the 11th December 2015. In the picture are: Dr. Brendan J Murphy (President of CIT), Pat Noonan (Chief Examiner for Carpentry and DFEi Apprentice...
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IrelandSkills 2016 Joinery Final December 2015

14 December 2015
Cian Mulligan won first in the IrelandSkills Joinery final. This final was held in CIT in Cork from Monday 8th to Friday 11th December 2015. Pictured here left to right are: Dave Nicholson (Head of Craft, Design and Construction Department DFEi, Cian Mulligan and Anthony Clare (GMIT).
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DFEi opens its door to the Lions Club

14 December 2015
DFEi opened its door to the Dún Laoghaire Lions Club over the weekend of the 11th December 2015. Each year the Lions club fund raise and collect food and monetary donations in order to be able to make food hampers for the needy in the area. On Friday 11th December 2015 the food stock arrived in containers and was sorted by product in the wood...
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Christmas Concert

07 December 2015
A selection of DFEi bands, DJ's and Soloists performed last Wednesday at the DFEi Christmas concert.
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AC5 visit to GSI Achrive

01 December 2015
Arts, Culture and History Students visit the Genealogical Society of Ireland Archive. The Arts, Culture and History students discovered a new repository of genealogical and history sources when they visited the Archives of the Genealogical Society of Ireland located on the site of the old Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire. The learners were...
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DES Silver Medal Award Ceremony 2014 & 2015

01 December 2015
The Department of Education and Skills Silver Medal Award Ceremony for 2014 and 2015 was held in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin on the 1st December 2015. Both the 2014 and 2015 Carpentry Winners were educated and trained at DFEi by Pat Noonan. Pictured here (L-r) are David Morgan (2015 Winner), Pat Noonan (Chief Examiner for Carpentry), Minister for...
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Christmas Message from DFEi

01 December 2015
A Christmas Message from DFEi https://happyChristmas from DFEi
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News Academy Conference

23 November 2015
DFEi shows it has ‘the write stuff’! Aspiring journalism students flocked to DFEi on Tuesday 25th November for the 2015 News Conference run by News Academy; a branch of News UK. As part of the conference, students had the chance to meet top journalists such as UK Editor of the Sun newspaper, Tony Gallagher and sportswriter, Cathal Dervan. DFEi...
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Diabetes Awareness and Education Day

18 November 2015
DFEi is hosting a Diabetes Awareness Education Day is being held in DFEi On Thursday 19th November 2015. Diabetes Ireland is hosting a stand to provide information and advice to staff and learners from 12noon onwards in the canteen. At 2.30, Vicky Doyle Diabetes Ireland, will give a talk on TYPE 1 and 2 Diabetes in Room F1
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DFEi visits Áras an Uachtarain

12 November 2015
DFEi staff and WorldSkills experts visited Áras an Uachtarain on Friday 6th November 2015 to part take in an official reception hosted by President Michael D Higgins. This reception was held to acknowledge the value and contribution that the IrelandSkills Team made to the recent WorldSkills event in Brazil 2015. Ireland ranked 11th in the world...
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"There's a Horse Outlside"!!!

11 November 2015
The Animal Care Department received a special visitor on Friday!!! This visitor assisted learners with the discovering the basics of Equine Science
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