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Field Trip to European Parliament and National Museum of Ireland

14 October 2013
We picked a great day for our field trip to the European Parliament and the National Museum, both close to Dáil Eireann - Budget day. Before we got to our first destination we had to manoeuvre our way past the many gardaí on duty, as well as negotiate the road clocks put in place in the vicinity of Kildare Street. Perhaps we looked like early...
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DFEi Students Visit Google Headquarters and Discover a Web of Intrigue!

14 October 2013
DFEi Students Visit Google Headquarters and Discover a Web of Intrigue! Gemma Leigh, PJ5 On Tuesday 15th October, several classes from DFEi were lucky enough to attend a tour of Google’s Irish headquarters. The classes were invited for lunch in one of Google’s many cafes which all offer free, healthy and varied meals to employees at restaurant...
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DFEi Graduation 2012/13

09 October 2013
Graduation 2013 by Keith Horan, PJ6 The students of Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute gathered in the Royal Marine Hotel on Thursday 10th October to celebrate their annual graduation awards ceremony. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore TD, was on hand to present the students with their awards and to offer...
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Catch the Wave Online

06 October 2013
The crew at The Wave - DFEi’s own college-based radio station - is delighted to announce that the station is now streaming over the internet as a permanent service. You can catch The Wave Online by going to www.thewaveonline.ie and clicking on the ‘Listen Live’ icon on the homepage. As the year progresses we’ll be adding more programmes, but...
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Arts, Culture and History students sail the high seas

30 September 2013
Students of Arts, Culture and History visited Dun Laoghaire’s National Maritime Museum on Tuesday October 1st. Through the many exhibits we examined, we learned about the history and evolution of the lifeboats connected with Dun Laoghaire, the tragic sinking of the ‘RMS Leinster’ by a German U-Boat on 10th October 1918 and the beginning of...
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The Wave 107.8fm

27 September 2013
The Wave 107.8 FM, DFEi's radio station, announces its latest schedule. This year you will have more opportunities than ever to catch The Wave on 107.8fm around Dun Laoghaire, and around the world on www.thewaveonline.ie. On the 13th of December you can enjoy a special schedule of Christmas programmes, and on the January 22nd 2014 we will be on...
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Places Available on the Following Courses

18 September 2013
Arts, Culture and History Advanced Certificate in Security Operations and Administration Healthcare Assistant Journalism for the Digital Age Advanced Certificate in Journalism for the Digital Age Radio Broadcasting Advanced Certificate in Radio Broadcasting Community and Health Services (Mornings) Sustainable Construction Technology Musical...
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Emma Curry with Kodaline

18 September 2013
Emma Curry who will graduate from DFEi in October 2013 is seen here photographed with Kodaline. Emma sang with Kodaline on their recent main stage Electric Picnic performance. This photograph was taken after their new video was completed. Kodaline are Ireland's hottest act at the moment.
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Michelle Dardis 2011-2013

16 September 2013
Michelle Dardis, DEFi Journalism Student 2011-2013 Like many students in sixth year, I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do when I left school. I toyed with a couple of career choices, but always came back to the same one - Journalism. Still not 100 per cent sure that journalism was what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to look into...
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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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