Eoin McSweeney speaks to Today FM presenter Matt Cooper about the role of the media in the 21st century “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!” This was the original tweet that President Donald Trump sent out last month before removing “SICK” and replacing it with two more news … Continue reading Interview: Matt Cooper – Politics and The Media
Motley staff writer Ryan O’Neill speaks to Minister Simon Coveney about his new National Planning Framework proposal and the Fine Gael leadership change When I arrived in Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office I am greeted by an amiable secretary, with whom I participate in small talk with in regards to the Minister’s no doubt packed schedule. “Oh, it doesn’t even phase him” she incredulously asserts. … Continue reading What will Ireland look like in 2040?
Fine Gael is currently in the depths of a leadership battle due to the Sgt McCabe controversy: Eoin McSweeney sat down with opposition leader Micheál Martin to discuss Incandescent sunshine breaks through the towering window panes of Áras na Mic Léinn when I greet Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. It’s hard to imagine that at the same time a tempest of political furore hangs over … Continue reading What next? Motley asks Micheál Martin
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
DEPUTY CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR FIONA HUGHES DISCUSSES IRISH MENTAL HEALTH IN 2017 CONSIDERING THE IMPACT OF LAST YEAR’S CONTROVERSIES “Ireland has the fourth highest rate of suicide among teens in the EU, with only Lithuania, Estonia and Finland experiencing higher rates.” In 2016, light was shed on the Irish Government’s attitude towards mental health. Ireland has the fourth highest rate of suicide among teens in … Continue reading Irish Mental Health; Moving in the Right Direction?
Current Affairs Editor Hassan Baker interviews Róisín Shortall TD on the health service reform proposed by her party, The Social Democrats. The long waiting periods, and not enough beds or trollies are all the rage when it comes to any discussion regarding the Department of Health. The Social Democrats are proposing a reformation of the health service in Ireland, emphasising on the move from a … Continue reading Irish Health Care: A Fundamental Reform Proposition
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