Facing the Truth While Holding Hands with Controversy: Law-Abiding AI & Crime

Alana Daly Mulligan looks at the use of Artificial Intelligence by police and asks the question, is our privacy worth our protection, and how protected are we? Content Warning: This article contains a discussion of image-based sexual abuse, sexual violence & paedophilia which some readers may find upsetting.    Whether or not you agree with police, […]

You Can Only See The Trees, but Not the Forest: Is the International Response to North Korea Sufficient? 

Luke O’Connell looks at the Western response to North Korea and how the superpowers use laughter and mockery to cover-up a Western intervention gone horribly wrong.  You can only see the trees, but not the forest. A Korean proverb that applies to the situation there since 1950 and even before that. We often see the […]

Navigating the New Normal: an interview with UCC’s Dr. Vittorio Bufacchi to discuss his new book, UBI, and the role of philosophy in forging a better future

By Ellen C. Byrne The return to ‘normality’ is looming on the horizon. There has been much talk of the ‘new normal’, but we seem to be inclining moreso towards a re-establishment of life as we knew it— and I don’t think enough people are reflecting on whether that would be such a good thing.  […]

Age and the City:

 From pedestrianisation to public toilets, how planning Corks urban area with the elderly in mind comes to benefit the lives of young adults. UCC planning master’s student Declan Foley tells Motley what Cork city needs to get right One of the greatest megatrends we are to witness during this century is that of an ageing […]

Worker exploitation and the dark side of “isms”: when cash piles higher than moral standards

by Conor Daly  Capitalism, commercialism, and consumerism have combined to make more products available at lower prices than ever before, but what is the opportunity cost? Current Affairs Staff Writer Conor Daly writes.  Despite what the above introduction may lead you to believe, this will not be a socialist manifesto, far from it. Capitalism itself […]

More Danger: Interview with Irish Designer Colin Horgan

by Grace Claro  Fashion Editor Grace Claro talks to renowned Irish womenswear designer Colin Horgan about being a creative in Ireland, his highlights from London Fashion Week, and the mechanics of running a womenswear brand from his studio in Kerry.  Originally from Kerry, Colin Horgan completed his BA in Fashion Design from Limerick School of […]