“Cork boi!”, Stanley Notte releases spoken word piece on the city’s experience of COVID-19

Cork-based artist Stanley Notte’s recently released piece of spoken word is a powerful but humorous reflection of Cork’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring language familiar to any Corkonian, delivered over a version of “Ghost Town” by The Specials, “Cork, Boi! Nothing But A Ghost Town” is bound to be a hit with those who […]

What Your Favourite Philosopher Says About You:

Philosophers have throughout history provided many with ways of living, seeing the world differently and some fucking dumb ideas too. Niamh Browne and Emer Walsh, Motley’s features and opinion team lets you know what your favourite philosopher says about you.   Albert Camus: Why hello there, notions R us. Yes, having a favourite philosopher is […]

Aicne fásta: Cén fáth go dtagann goiríní orm fós i rith mo fichidí?

Le Aoife Ní Chrualaoich   Is cosúil go bhfulaingíonn an formhór le haicne mar dhéagóirí agus gan aon cheist ná dabht níl an saol éasca ag daoine sna déaga. É sin ráite, ní raibh súil ar bith agam leis na deacrachtaí a bheadh agam le mo chraiceann mar mhac léinn i mo fichidí. Ní hamháin […]

Drugs Are Winning the War on Drugs. It’s time We Change the Game

When it comes to the illegal drug trade, Ireland has a long history of ignoring the root cause of the issue, preferring to throw money and resources at the unfortunate symptoms. It is no surprise then to hear whispers of decriminalisation, a policy that has proved incredibly successful in Portugal since 2001. Grace Catherine Morey […]

Are you living the ‘College Dream’?

The stereotype based around the ‘college dream’ is one that has been spoken about  and challenged by students for many years in Ireland. Now that I have you thinking, I want  you to ask yourself; What is the college dream? As a young adult in the last two years of your  secondary school education, you […]

It’s time we called a truce on the war on drugs

Orla Leahy writes for Motley as part of a series on why those who are drug addicts should be treated as patients, not criminals. How can Ireland learn from our Mediterranean neighbours? Reading David Sheff’s novel, Beautiful Boy, opened my eyes to the reality of drug addiction. As a society, many of us have ill-conceived […]