The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

Staff writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha speaks to Boaz Abraham, a vet and spokesperson for Véterinaires sans frontiérs Germany about the role of livestock globally. There are over 1 billion goats in the world today. In Africa, that means there are over 14,000 goats for one lion. Goats, cattle, sheep and fowl play an essential role in sustaining communities all over Africa, where people rely on … Continue reading The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

Current affairs editor Hassan Baker met with Professor James Bowen to discuss the conference on Israel and Palestine to be held in UCC. The conference titled ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility’ has been organised by some UCC professors to be held on UCC on the 31st of March to the 2nd of April. Motley met with Professor James Bowen … Continue reading On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

Child Exploitation: Toying with the lives of children

Reid Maki of the Child Labour Coalition in Washington DC talks to Staff Writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha about the issue of child exploitation. “It’s sad to think that lots of toys that moms and dads buy girls and boys are made for them by girls and boys who never get to play with toys.”- Larry O’Loughlin, Irish poet. Child Labour Child labourers miss more than … Continue reading Child Exploitation: Toying with the lives of children

The Bull In The China Shop

Current Affairs Editor Hassan Baker interviews Professor Ann Lee on the Chinese Economy. In every Trump campaign speech montage that we’ve been bombarded with on social media, we’ve heard the word ‘China’ with an alluring emphasis on the ‘n’, repeated like some sort of hypnotic mantra. However the Trump campaign and the media have never really touched on why this country and its economy has … Continue reading The Bull In The China Shop

French Election 2016: Stabilizing or the next big shock?

Motley staff writer Ryan O’Neill assesses the candidates of the upcoming French presidential election While the aftershock of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election vi ctory continues to reverberate in the global political hemisphere, another of the world’s traditional major powers is steeling itself for its own day at the polling stations in 2017. On April 23rd France will elect the 25th President of the Republic, … Continue reading French Election 2016: Stabilizing or the next big shock?

Fake Stories, Real Concern

Eoin McSweeney speaks to Dr Graham Finlay about the growing issue of fake news in the US and how it may have dire consequences closer to home.  You’ve probably never heard of Veles, a small town situated in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia. It is quiet, suitable for camping and hiking and it was never considered a place of renown outside of … Continue reading Fake Stories, Real Concern

Trump: A Biography Built With Brick and Mortar

In the lead up to the presidential inauguration Luke Holmes documents the life of President-Elect Trump. It would be true to say that you cannot go anywhere without hearing the name Donald Trump. The man who was elected by the United States of America to be their 45th President and the first republican in the White House since George Bush.  We seem to have grown … Continue reading Trump: A Biography Built With Brick and Mortar