Adam O’Reilly chats to YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley about the influence of internet stars, meeting with the Obamas and his LGBT* advocacy work. Without a doubt 2014 has been the unofficial “Year of the Internet Personality.” Dozens upon dozens of our favourite internet personalities have made the jump from computer screen to mainstream media and many have officially been awarded the title of full-blown “celebrity.” … Continue reading #MotleyAsksTyler

Squeaky Bum Time for Europe’s Finest

Motley’s Eoin McSweeney assesses the quarter final ties in this year’s Champions League. So, we’re into the latter stages of the greatest club competition in world football, and the draw has thrown up some interesting ties. However the answer as to who will emerge victorious is more obvious than you would think! Bayern Munich v. Manchester United The easiest to predict by far. While Bayern … Continue reading Squeaky Bum Time for Europe’s Finest

Is Brazil Ready?

Eoin McSweeney previews the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Maracanaço or the Maracanã Blow was attended by no less than 199,854 fans, mostly Brazilian, baying for the blood of the hated enemy, Uruguay, showing their lust in a colourful montage of presumptuous celebration. It was the decisive match of the 1950 World Cup (there was no final), held in Brazil and the fans … Continue reading Is Brazil Ready?

Arsène Wenger: Success or Failure?

Eoghan Dalton examines Arsène Wenger’s tenure to date at the Gunners. Arsenal football club is a unique case. The stability over the past eight trophy-less years is what’s made sure the club hasn’t fallen apart, what with the debt incurred from the new stadium. Yes, it’s been a long and frustrating time for fans, yet you’ll find that top four finishes are crucial, especially in … Continue reading Arsène Wenger: Success or Failure?

Kaizoku Con

Louise Clancy talks us through her experience at Cork’s only anime convention. Anime fans flocked to Kaizoku Con, Cork’s only anime convention on the UCC campus between March 28th to 30th. The idea of Kaizoku Con was set up in early 2013 by Emmett Fitzharris and Fionn McCleane from the UCC Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime and Horror Society (or Sci-Fi Society for short). From their experiences … Continue reading Kaizoku Con