Election 2011

Election 2011 is underway and DCUfm will cover events right up until February 25 and as the talks to form the new government continue.

Campaign Trail 2011: a new programme looking at the twists and turns of the campaign with interviews with the people who matter. Each Monday and Thursday, live from 1:30pm to 2:00pm.

Candidates’ debate: If you’re registered to vote at your college address, get to know the candidates standing in Dublin North West by listening to our debate this Wednesday (Feb 9) at 9pm.

Newswire: Our main news programme returns with in-depth coverage of what’s happening around the country as Ireland prepares to vote. Each Tuesday and Wednesday, live from 4:00pm to 4:50pm.

Twitter: We’ll bring you the very latest from Dublin North-West and beyond – follow us @DCUfm.

Facebook: The latest campaign news straight to your news feed – ‘like’ the DCUfm Newswire page!

Plus, we’ll have the latest news from on-campus later in the semester as DCU votes on the new Students’ Union constitution and on the new sabbaticals for the 2011/2012 year.

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DCUfm is building on its proud tradition of news with more content this year than ever before from the DCUfm News team. Our on-the-hour news bulletins keep you up to speed with the latest news, sport and weather during the day so you never miss a beat.


At 4:00pm each Tuesday and Wednesday, Smedia-award winning Newswire brings you up to date with the day’s top stories. The show features interviews with the country’s elected representatives and news-makers, as well as insight from people at the heart of the day’s news.

Newswire also explores international issues from a student perspective, and there are live updates when big news breaks.

Newswire is on Facebook. It is the winner of the Best News and Current Affairs Programme prize at the 2010 National Student Media Awards (click here for more info). It was also shortlisted for the Road Safety Authority’s Smedia award for journalism relating to road safety. For more info, see here.

Special events

DCUfm News can break into regular programming for important breaking news or during special events. Coverage of the Students’ Union election count is our biggest event of the year. In April 2010, DCUfm’s coverage consisted of:

A debate between the candidates for President and Deputy President – subsequently made available for download

On-the-hour 10-minute bulletins throughout the entire count and the recount that followed, with live updates from the count centre

Two hour-long programmes on the evening of the count

A special election count liveblog on (look back on it here)

Updates every few minutes on DCUfm’s Twitter page (including the result live)

Photos from the count uploaded to DCUfm’s Flickr photostream straight after they were taken

A light-hearted look back at the count on Culchie Corner


Bulletins: On the hour from 11:00am to 4:00pm from Monday to Thursday, 11:00am to 2:00pm on Friday.

Newswire: Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:00pm – 4:45pm.