Mystic Mc’s Magical Predictions: April Horoscopes

Cian Gerard McDonnell, astrophysicist turned astrologer lets us in on the highs, but mostly the lows, the future of work has in store for us.    Aries: After three straight months of working from home, and very little else, you will be apprehensive of venturing outside the 5 km limit. Still, that’s not a new […]

The Liquidity of Affairs

As part of Motley’s series on the examination of drugs through the lens of poetry, Ava Ní  Loinsigh presents a sympathetic piece on the hardship of alcohol abuse.   The Liquidity of Affairs It’s because of her in the early hours that he screams and shouts, A liquid mistress in the night she sashays in […]

Spring/Summer ’21 Trend Forecast

By Sarah Collins   Spring is finally upon us and as we look forward to brighter days, Sarah Collins is here to tell us what trends to look out for this season.   It’s that time of the year again! Brighter, warmer, and longer days are on the horizon which means it’s time to put […]

The Resonance of Sara Baume’s Handiwork During Lockdown

by James Kemmy  James Kemmy reviews a story of loneliness, grief, and the frustration of the creative process. The “glorious, crushing, ridiculous” repetition of daily life is documented profoundly in ‘Handiwork’, Sara Baume’s third book and non-fiction debut. The West Cork writer’s latest release is essentially a portrait of the everyday experiences of an artist, […]

Performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports and our personal lives

by Conor Daly   Performance-enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids are the long-standing euphemisms used to describe cheating in elite sport. This phenomenon used to be exclusive to elite athletes, but is now filtering through every social strata, and most worryingly, to teenagers. Current Affairs Staff Writer Conor Daly reports.    Sports science and nutrition have […]


This month, Motley exams drug use through the lens of poetry. Amano Miura presents a beautifully crafted pensive poem.    prescription   “Is it doing anything for ya?”  Well, I’m not sure to be frank.  Though my dreams are more  like VR now   a nightly heart attack.  “You won’t get hooked now will ya?”  Well, my […]