News

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
Read More >

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...
Read More >

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...
Read More >

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...
Read More >

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...
Read More >

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.
Read More >

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.
Read More >

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
Read More >

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...
Read More >

X-Mas Factor Talent Show

14 December 2015
The Christmas Talent show hosted by SE5B will take place this Wednesday at 1pm.
Read More >

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...
Read More >

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).
Read More >

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...
Read More >

Christmas Concert

07 December 2015
A selection of DFEi bands, DJ's and Soloists performed last Wednesday at the DFEi Christmas concert.
Read More >

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...
Read More >

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...
Read More >

Christmas Message from DFEi

01 December 2015
A Christmas Message from DFEi https://happyChristmas from DFEi
Read More >

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...
Read More >

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
Read More >

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...
Read More >

"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
Read More >

World Skills Team meet the Taoiseach

28 October 2015
The World Skills Team who represented Ireland in Brazil August 2015, met the Taoiseach Edna Kenny TD and Minister Damien English TD on the 28th October 2015 at a reception in Dáil Eireann. The Taoiseach spent time thanking the apprentices and their instructors for their recent participation in the World skills Competition. Ireland ranked 11th...
Read More >

Student Council Trip 2015

17 October 2015
What a fabulous trip we had this year. 10 students, full of enthusiasm and fun with a great "can do attitude". Matthew Kenny, Ian Murphy, James Kearney, Anthony Hanniver, Kamila Carolyn, Chantelle Daly, Chloe Burke, Susan Owens, Michael King and Megan Hayes. Pat Kiersey, our photography teacher, drove the students down on the sturdy old DFEi...
Read More >

Security students visit Google

14 October 2015
GOOGLE Ireland makes an important contribution to DFEI Security courses Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute and GOOGLE have made a significant agreement for GOOGLE security to mentor security students from DFEI. Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute offer certified security courses at both QQI 5 Level and Level 6. This agreement gives...
Read More >

AC5 visit Dail Eireann

11 October 2015
Dáil Trip: On Wednesday 7th of October 2015, the class of AC5 (Arts, Culture and history) went on a trip to visit the Dáil. When we arrived at Leinster House, we were first taken to see the Dáil in session; when the Dáil went on a break we were then taken on a tour of Leinster House. During the tour we learnt about the architecture along with...
Read More >

TVF6 visit the commisioner of Irish Lights

05 October 2015
Students were there to gather footage for news reporting assignments. They were given a tour of the building and learned about some of the new technologies that are in use. For example students learned how the new smart buoys work. They saw how these bouys publish information like wind speed and sea temperature via Twitter and our MetOcean...
Read More >

Animal Healthcare Field Trip: Bat and Bird Watching

21 September 2015
Level 6 Animal Healthcare students had an adventurous day. First stop was an early evening trip to Booterstown Marsh to try out a bit of birdwatching. Then back on the bus up to Cabinteely Park to do some bat watching. A perfect time of the year to observe the bats at dusk. This field trip is part of their Wild Animal Management studies.
Read More >

New Nursing Suite

15 September 2015
Before and After photos. The new nursing suite is nearly ready. Just waiting on the beds and mannequins to arrive from Germany. Very exciting as this will create a more realistic environment for the nursing and care support students to learn.
Read More >

World Skills Competition

23 August 2015
The 43rd Worldskills Competition took place in sao paulo, from the 12th -16th of August. A team of 14 Competitors represented Ireland at Various skills ranging from Beauty Therapy to Carpentry. Two of the Competitors, Cian Mulligan (Cabinetmaking) and Dave Morgan(Carpentry) trained in DFEi. Cian Mulligan won a Medallion of excellence in...
Read More >

World Skills Carpentry

21 June 2015
David Morgan busy preparing for the World Skills Carpentry competition which takes place in Brazil this August. Best of luck to David.
Read More >