Maeve McTaggart looks at the man who took Hungary into the shadows, allowing it to slip 31 places on the World Freedom Index in seven years to 87th. Ranked the least democratic of all European member states, Maeve shines a light on how the EU can pull Hungary back from the depths of it’s ‘half democracy.’ In Hungary, there lives an almost mythical tale of … Continue reading EUROPE’S ‘LEAST FREE’: HUNGARY, THE MEDIA AND ORBÁN’S ‘ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY’
Councillor Ben Dalton O’Sullivan knows more about rural transport infrastructure than most. Elected to Cork County Council on a mandate of minding the “forgotten” small communities, he has immersed himself in new bus routes, speed ramps, and work as part of the Roads and Transport Strategic Policy Committee. When I meet with him to discuss rural traffic calming, and what is being done about … Continue reading The Neglected Dialogues in Rural Traffic Calming
On the 25th of February, UCC students took to the Quad, sacred ground, where no one treads for fear of failing their exams, and camped on it. Why was this? To protest a proposed 3% increase in rent rates in UCC student accommodation. The occupation had to be terminated on the 12th of March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Before this, Motley’s Niamh Browne took … Continue reading People of the Quad
Aisling O’Sullivan plays diarist in this timeline of what you can next expect from the eternal divorce of the United Kingdom from the European Union – mark your calendars, it’s only the beginning of the end. January 31 At 23:00, after 3 years of talks and delay, UK officially left the European Union. This marked the beginning of a transition period during which … Continue reading Brexit: The Dates, Delays and Deadlines
Maeve McTaggart analyses Corbyn’s comments and Leo’s long pause on drug-use and the well-off, asking if our double standards leave us in an endless loop of looking at only part of the problem. |“If there was a young white boy with blonde hair, who later dabbled in class A drugs, and conspired with a friend to beat up a journalist, would he deport that … Continue reading Taking the High Road: Our Politicians and their Past
Motley Magazine celebrates success for student journalism here in UCC You know a lot of people have pointed to the fact that one cannot spell the word “Success” without the letters UCC, personally that was nothing more than a funny little coincidence until now. I am very excited to announce that earlier this morning the Student Publication Association Irish Branch released the results of … Continue reading Motley Magazine Wins Best Publication!