In Defence of Skylar White

  Deputy Entertainment editor Chloe Barrett looks back at one of the greatest productions to ever grace television: Breaking Bad while attempting to unravel the constant hate thrown at the show’s main female character. Breaking Bad is deemed as one of the greatest television series of all time. The universe, which features the prequel series […]

What is a Woman? 

Staff Writer Jessica Anne Rose examines what it really means to be a woman. What is a woman, really? What marks me as a female? What is it about me that inherently screams ‘girl’? Perhaps you’d say, well naturally, you were born female. The nurses took a look at me squirming around on the hospital […]

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Poetry- Growth

By Saoirse Ní Dhonnabháin Growth Sweet flesh transformed  scraping teeth, dry eyes, flaking skin, skin so swollen trying to cope I feel the affects more than ever now  something is growing  festering  Eating and drinking and consuming my blood, my life, my energy, my calcium  engorging my body, bursting my breasts  ripping and tearing and […]

Bigger Tunes, Bigger Parties: Staff Party on Musical Identity, Community and Plans for ’23

Staff Writer Emily Mary Dollery interviews Staff Party. Formed in late 2021 at MTU Cork School of Music, six-piece indie rock band Staff Party have gone from strength to strength since their first sold-out gig in April 2022. Staff Party are characterised by their energetic live performances, nostalgic yet innovative fusion of indie and dance-punk, […]

Marie and the Supremes: 

Motley’s Editor in Chief Niamh Browne speaks to Justice Marie Baker on her time in UCC, her career as a barrister and her role as the first woman from Munster to sit on the Irish Supreme Court.  Justice Baker is an exceptional individual, as anyone who sits on Ireland’s highest court is assumed to be. […]

The Istanbul Convention and What It Means for Women’s Rights

Motley Staff Writer Ava Somers delves deep into what the Istanbul Convention is. Content warning: This article contains discussions of domestic violence, violence against women, gender-based violence, sexual assault and rape which readers may find distressing. The Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, was […]