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RTE Craft Master

09 September 2013
Two graduates from the Advanced Certificate in Furniture Design and Making, Kristian Doherty and Evan Kelly are appearing in tonights Craft Master on RTE 1 at 7pm. Kristian and Evan worked with furniture maker Michael Bell in his studio for six days creating their own unique pieces of wood.
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Nusing Applications open from Friday 6th September 10am

04 September 2013
Nursing Studies places available Online applications for the Nursing Studies Course will open tomorrow Friday 6th September 2013, at 10am.
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WorldSkills Success

03 September 2013
WorldSkills Competition 2013 Following his success in the National Skills Competition held in DFEi in December 2012, Darren Barber from Drumcliffe, Co Sligo was selected to represent Ireland in the Cabinetmaking Trade at the WorldSkills Competition held in Leipzig, Germany in July 2013. Darren, a third year student from GMIT Letterfrack...
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Vote for DFEi Music 10 year Vinyl Tour/Music Grants

19 August 2013
Vote for DFEi's Music 10 year Vinyl Tour to give us the best chance of being supported as part of the Arthur Guinness Project. Vote here: https://www.arthurguinnessprojects.com/music/dfei-music-10-year-vinyl-tour
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Hear a sample of radio work

11 July 2013
Click on the link below to hear a sample compilation of radio work produced by the Advanced Radio Broadcasting class of 2013. http://soundcloud.com/radiowave2013/feature-documentary-selection
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4 DFEi Graduates gain entry to DIT Degree in Journalism

10 July 2013
Congratulations to our four second year Journalism students who have been offered places in the second year of the DIT Degree in Journalism, commencing September 2013. The Advanced Entry Agreement between DFEi and DIT has now been running for five years and has produced many successful graduates. To qualify for advanced entry to DIT, students...
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4EVERBOYZ

08 July 2013
4EVERBOYZ A comedy play written by Peter O'Toole, a former Advanced Certificate in Film and TV student at DFEi, opens next Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 8pm in the Sean O'Casey Theatre, East Wall for a two week run. The play revolves around a 90's boy band called 4EVERBOYZ and their attempts to get back onto the scene 10 years after they split...
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Visual Design Exhibition 2013

04 June 2013
DFEi's annual Visual design Exhibition opened this evening. The showcase hosted work project work from Furniture Design and Making, Architectural Technology and Design, Animal Care, Sound Engineering and night Photography students. This event is one of the highlights of the academic calendar as it's the culmination of the learners achievements...
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Urban Clearing wins a Silver Medal in Bloom June 2013

30 May 2013
A joint initiative between DFEi and SCD has won a Silver Medal in Bloom 2013. "Urban Clearing", a concept garden created by Anne Whelan and her team, is an exploration of a woodland clearing, stylized to sit within the context of an urban garden. The intended purpose of the garden is to allow escapism from the urban jungle to allow rest and...
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DSPCA

24 May 2013
Animal Health Care learners fund raised ,000 for the DSPCA. This was presented by Craig Doyle from DFEi to Annette Kelly from the DSCPA on the 26th May 2013.
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DFEi's Dream Team

19 May 2013
DFEi's Dream Team played IADT staff team on the 20th May 2013 in a friendly soccer game and won.
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www.thewaveonline.ie

17 May 2013
Will be broadcasting on Friday 24th May 2013 from 10.00am - 3.30pm and will showcase work from learners on 107.8fm
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Visual Design Exhibition 2013

17 May 2013
DFEi's annual Visual Design Exhibition take place from 5.30pm - 8.00pm on Wednesday 5th June 2013 and from 12.00-4.00pm on Thursday the 6th June 2013. Learners work in the areas of Furniture Design and Making, Photography, Architectural Design and Model Making. New editions to our exhibition this year include musical instruments which were made...
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FUSE now at No 6 in the Irish Compilation Charts

18 April 2013
FUSE now at No 6 in the Irish Compilation Charts Fuse has entered the charts at No. 6 today. This album is DFEi's 6th hit, following: Experiemental Logic (2005, No. 11), One Good Jukebox (2006, No.19), Our Space (2007, No. 5), I Love Festival (2010, No. 5) and Native (2012, No. 4).
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It's Album Week

09 April 2013
So "Its Album week"......... FUSE is being released this Friday 12th April 2013. It will be available to download on iTunes and also buy in Tower records off Grafton Street. There is a busking session at 2pm on Grafton Street and an in-store performance in Tower Records at 5pm on Friday 12th April.
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Presentation to LauraLynn

22 March 2013
100 was raised for the LauraLynn Children's Hospice at the DFEi music gig for the "FUSE" album prelaunch at The Pint on the 5th March 2013. A postal order was presented to the LauraLynn Foundation by Dave O'Reilly and Jennifer Flynn who are the male and female representatives on DFEi's BOM.
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"Cruising The Wave" at DFEi

18 February 2013
Learners from the second year of the Radio Broadcasting course launched "The Wave Online" for the fourth year running on the 18th February 2013. This station first went live in 2009 and has been a great addition to DFEi life and the environs of Dún Laoghaire and those who choose to tune in either on digital or on 97.3fm. This year nine learners...
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Death on the Railroad

16 February 2013
Learners Work Experience Report - Clare O'Hanlon, TVF6 February 2013 A 6am start on a Saturday morning is not great for early morning working and I wasn't exactly enthralled at the prospect of a weekend of 6am starts governed by Call Sheets and Early wake ups! Death on the Railroad is a production by Tile Films, one of Irelands most reputable...
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"Not the Same"

08 February 2013
"Not the Same" was released on the 8th February 2013. This single is from the "FUSE" which is due to be released in April 2013. This album is the latest from DFEi Music and is due for release in April 2013. "Not the Same" is sung by Steo Doran and features Emma Curry.
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Gurteen 2013

08 February 2013
Gurteen 2013 - February 4th to 8th The Advanced Certificate in Animal Health Care travelled to Gurteen as part of a 6 week work placement programme. Gurteen is the largest Agricultural farm in the country and is situated in Co Tipperary. Learners from DFEi avail of a weeks long experience in farm animals which is hands on and very interactive....
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Pawsitive Action

01 February 2013
On Friday 1st February, staff and learners from the Animal Health courses at DFEi braved the elements with their happy pooches to raise much needed funds for Irish Animal charities, in particular the DSPCA and the Donkey Sanctuary in Cork. Animal welfare charities have been hit by the recession and are also experiencing a rise in animal cruelty...
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Console Concert

30 January 2013
DFEi staff and learners gathered in the canteen to show their support for the learners from the Sound Production courses who hosted a concert in aid of Console, the National Anti-Suicide Charity on Wednesday 30th January 2013. With the canteen packed to capacity, the audience waited with enthusiasm to see the event unfold. The concert lasted an...
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PR5's Promote FUSE

29 January 2013
The first tentative steps to promote the college album FUSE took place on a very rainy and windy Tuesday January 29th 2013. The Public Relations class (PR5) took on the project for their Event Production module. Somehow, they managed to convince Noirin Nolan, Manager of Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre that the promotion should take place in her...
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DFEi Open Day 23rd January 2013

23 January 2013
Enthusiastic prospective applicants of all ages filled the canteen at DFEi on Wednesday 23rd January 2013. Visitors were guided throughout DFEi and urged to attend the various workshops being staged throughout the building. For Example: Animals were groomed as part of the Animal Health Course, while learners from second year journalism...
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"Down in the Sun" DFEi MUSIC

23 January 2013
"Down in the Sun" was released on the 23rd January 2013. Sung by "Jupiter Forest" this track was released as a single to coincide with DFEi's Open Day. Jupiter Forest is made up of Andrew Lacey, Ciaran O'Neill and Danny Spelman and this track is from the album "FUSE" which is due to be released in April 2013. "FUSE" is the latest album from the...
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DFEi Music Album "FUSE" Launch April 2013

07 January 2013
Every year students from the Media Department on the Sound Engineering and Music Production Courses produce an album for sale and distribution. The production of this album forms a key focal part of the creative and academic sequential learning in this area. The albums produced by DFEi are usually very successful. The talented Music Production...
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The Wave Online - 18th to 22nd February 2013

07 January 2013
The Wave online, DFEi’s radio station broadcasts online every Friday from 1.30pm and will broadcast on 97.3fm from the 18th to the 22nd February 2012. Full details to follow. Digital radio is an ever growing industry in Ireland and for those involved in it; it’s an exciting and good development from the rather dated analogue (FM) system still...
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National Skills Success at DFEi

20 December 2012
Learners and teachers from DFEi have again achieved National Skills success in recent Carpentry and Cabinet Making competitions. In Carpentry three DFEi apprentices achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the competition which was held in the Cork Institute of Technology in December 2012. Stephen Doonan was announced at the 2013 Apprentice Carpenter of...
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A Working Journalist's Working Lunch

12 December 2012
On a dull January day, veteran Journalist and author, Kieran Fagan, agreed to share the experiences of a lifetime's writing with the learners in the Advanced Certificate in Print Journalism (PJ6). He held the audience captive for over an hour as he regaled them, in his trademark gentle voice, with tales of writing for Maeve Binchy in The Irish...
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Monsters Ball - Thursday 25th October 2012

24 October 2012
The Halloween Monster Ball was organised by the student reps, and was held at the newly opened Buck Henrys in Dun Laoghaire. The line-up included acts from DFEi, such as Screefy, Acoustic Bandits, Kevin Lynch, DJ Sam & me, Dave O’Reilly. The idea behind the event was to give students a chance to socialise while also showcasing some of the...
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