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Project Showcase

These pages contain a selection of projects produced by applicants for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Colin Brennan, Deputy Editor Online of the Irish Daily Mirror, travelled to India with the support of the Fund earlier this year to Read more

Aisling Hussey is a journalist with the Irish Farmers Journal. She was funded through the winter 2015 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Read more

RTÉ journalist Eimear Lowe was supported through the winter 2015 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to travel to Turkey to report on the Read more

Journalist Darragh Murphy was supported by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund in the summer 2015 round to travel to Tanzania to report on the link Read more

Fergal Browne received funding through the summer 2015 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to travel to Cuba to report on Cuba’s health diplomacy. Read his Read more

DIT journalism student Louise McLoughlin was chosen as one of the three successful applicants to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2015. She Read more


by Louise McLoughlin
The air in Entebee has a distinctive smell, like the smoke from a wood fire but a little Read more

2015 Student Scheme recipient Ellie O’Byrne, of Griffith College Cork,  travelled to Ethiopia to explore the work of female beekeepers who are breaking with tradition to Read more

Winter 2014 recipients Maurice Gunning and Alice McDowell travelled to The Gambia to create RIVERINE: 9 Stories from The Gambia – stories of women in The Read more

Winter 2014 recipient Derek O’Halloran travelled to Zambia to document some of the development challenges faced by Zambian youth and the ways in which young Read more

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