OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

    Thousands of us became renters for the first time September 2019, and thousands the year before that and so on. This is a completely new experience to us, whether we’re in student accommodation, in digs or if we’re in the private rental market.  The last report Cork Simon did in November 2019 stated that there were over 400 homeless people in Cork at … Continue reading OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

Taking the Power Back

  “Taking the Power Back:” The Responsibility of the Rock and Metal Community to Ensure Solidarity With the BLM Movement.  Motley’s Emer Walsh takes a hard look at race in the hard rock community. The Rock and Metal Community has always acted as a safe space for those dealing with frustration; personal, public or political. The genre, thanks to Rage Against The Machine, the Sex … Continue reading Taking the Power Back

TALKING THROUGH OUR GRIEF – IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO DEAL WITH CELEBRITY DEATHS?

    Molly Kavanagh tries to answer the question whichMolly Kavanagh the media has been trying to answer since the tragic death of NBA star and beloved sportsperson Kobe Bryant. It is a conversation which arrives after we lose many of our most beloved celebrities – if not to us, they always are to others – can we separate them from their secrets? Kobe Bryant, … Continue reading TALKING THROUGH OUR GRIEF – IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO DEAL WITH CELEBRITY DEATHS?

The Unmarketables: A Horror Renaissance

    Staff Writer Kane Geary O’Keeffe writes about a new wave of horror films that feature terrors that range far beyond the classic jumpscare, and discusses Hollywood’s inability to adequately market this subgenre.    Like it or not, horror has moved beyond the jump scare, and I believe we are in the midst of a much needed horror renaissance. Horror has always reflected the … Continue reading The Unmarketables: A Horror Renaissance

Sandcastles

Sandcastles – Tony O’Halloran I dunked you beneath the waves and laughed as you threatened retribution.  We were the couple sharing a sunny secret, cooked vegetarian lasagna, assembled flatpack without a single fight, found each other under that tree. Beneath your sheets I came to wonder what it all could be.  You asked me to write so I wrote for you, inspired by American Townlands  … Continue reading Sandcastles