General Election 2020: The debate of cannabis, crime and no clear winners.

Maeve McTaggart analyses the first leaders’ debate of #GE2020 where talk of healthcare and housing dominated, complemented by a cringe-worthy moment on cannabis use.  Joined at the hip under a confidence-and-supply agreement since 2016, the separation of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael was not to come at the Virgin Media studios on Wednesday night. Pat Kenny’s Big Debate was to be a head-to-head, without the … Continue reading General Election 2020: The debate of cannabis, crime and no clear winners.

The shocking and unjust proposed removal of a UCC student from Ireland. What you can do to help Hamza Khan?

  Hamza Khan, is a 20-year-old computer science student. Bright, hardworking, and having won a sanctuary scholarship to study in UCC, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that this is absolutely where he belongs. However, Hamza’s family will not be able to stay in the community they enrich, the Khan family are being refused asylum. They will have to go to the UK next week … Continue reading The shocking and unjust proposed removal of a UCC student from Ireland. What you can do to help Hamza Khan?

Trump’s 2020 chances: a Lie or a Landslide?

  Molly Kavanagh looks at the odds of a second term for America’s 45th President, preparing us for the fact that if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected.   The United States 2020 presidential election is less than one year away. The general consensus one year prior to the 2016 election was that Donald Trump would never be the Republican nominee. … Continue reading Trump’s 2020 chances: a Lie or a Landslide?

Power-Shift or Placebo? – Two Years on from #MeToo

  “Nobody is going to say anything?” erupted an audience member at a comedy show attended by Harvey Weinstein earlier this month before being escorted off the premises. The question and its reaction made Maeve McTaggart wonder – after #MeToo, where does all the power lie?   To The New York Times in late 2017, actress Ashley Judd recalled a 1996 hotel room encounter with … Continue reading Power-Shift or Placebo? – Two Years on from #MeToo

Charities in Cork: The True Spirit of Christmas

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb and Features Editor Méabh Lonergan sit down with two of Cork’s most dedicated charities to discuss the work they do coming up to Christmas, and all year round   The Society of St Vincent De Paul  Here’s a name we are sure quite a lot of us have known ever since we were kids. The Society of St Vincent De Paul … Continue reading Charities in Cork: The True Spirit of Christmas

Christmas Is a Frame Of Mind

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb gives food for thought ahead of the Christmas season and celebrates the launch of the final issue of Motley this semester   The Christmas season is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. It’s a time for joy, laughter, spending time with family and for remembering the happier moments of our lives. I have never once been accused of … Continue reading Christmas Is a Frame Of Mind