No Home in Sight: New Bill Proposes to Seal Mother and Baby Home Commission Archive For 30 Years

Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan examines the contemptuous issue of the potential 30-year sealing and partial TUSLA handover of the Mother & Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Findings.  When the word “home” is involved, our country is notorious for not getting it right, and perhaps we’ve never got it so wrong as with the institutional terrorism in the Mother and Baby Homes scattered throughout … Continue reading No Home in Sight: New Bill Proposes to Seal Mother and Baby Home Commission Archive For 30 Years

How Can We Ethically Consume Under Capitalism?

Motley’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Molly Kavanagh, examines the dilemma of ethical consumption within the constraints of a capitalist society. ‘It’s okay, there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism anyways” is a mantra that I usually hear in response to a person being told that their indulgence in fast fashion is harmful to the environment. The term “fast fashion” refers to inexpensive, often low-quality pieces of clothing that … Continue reading How Can We Ethically Consume Under Capitalism?

Necessary Accessory: Fashioning Protective Measures

When we thought that the turbulent, farfetched whirlwind (otherwise known as the first six months of 2020) could not become any more unpredictable, we now find ourselves adapting our wardrobes for the new norms of the world.  Its arrival in 2020 was one borne out of necessity, with the mandating of masks in situations where social distancing is not possible in countries the world over. … Continue reading Necessary Accessory: Fashioning Protective Measures

Wellness on a Budget: Affordable Mental Health Resources in Cork City

UCC Counselling  UCC provides up to six free counseling sessions for students, and you can make an appointment by emailing counselling@ucc.ie. This service is entirely free of charge and conveniently located on UCC’s main campus- the only factors to take into consideration are the fact that the wait times can occasionally be quite long due to high demand, and that UCC counselors are better equipped … Continue reading Wellness on a Budget: Affordable Mental Health Resources in Cork City

UCC’s Confession: My Summer Job 2020*

Motley Magazine presents a new section, a once a month, spill your guts anonymous article called UCC’s Confession – an homage to the much-loved Twitter page. This month, a confessor discusses what it’s like to be a female weed dealer.  In Irish culture, weed has been increasingly normalized through the nonchalance of stoners lighting up on Patrick Street or politicians using it as a ploy … Continue reading UCC’s Confession: My Summer Job 2020*