Motley Magazine Wins Best Publication!

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!

The Coronavirus and the Media Organism: Infection, Transmission, Sensation

Matthew Moynihan shows how the Coronavirus has infected the mass media and how this live host is incubating dirty journalism. The most resounding media coverage of 2020 to date has been the rapid spread of the novel Coronavirus, more recently named CO-VID19 by the World Health Organisation. The media has been contaminated from the start. Infected by the potential for sensation, greater clicks and increased … Continue reading The Coronavirus and the Media Organism: Infection, Transmission, Sensation

Where are all the women in the 33rd Dáil?

  The 2016 election was the first to be beholden to the gender quota and flanked by the referenda of marriage quality and repeal, it elected more women to Leinster House than ever before. In the results February of 2020, Maeve McTaggart muses upon why it matters that the changing tide of political representation has been quelled to a ripple.   “I was a gender … Continue reading Where are all the women in the 33rd Dáil?

2020 Vision: the Current Affairs Edit

  Maeve McTaggart and Molly Kavanagh explore what the New Year looks to bring in politics – brace yourselves for the roaring ‘20s.    BREXIT… finally (-ish). Boris Johnson, flanked by his newly-found and Labour-debilitating majority of 80 MPs, has finally received the go ahead to depart – crashing or otherwise – from the European Union on January 31st. While Brexit-induced political limbo will be … Continue reading 2020 Vision: the Current Affairs Edit

The Journey to Reproductive Rights

  From its 1983 insertion into the Constitution to its repeal by referendum in 2018, the 8th Amendment has long dictated cultural, political and social attitudes towards the reproductive rights of Irish women. Ashlin O’Sullivan explores how the journey to and from the 8th is still far from its final destination.  On January 1st 2019, a new age of reproductive rights dawned in Ireland with … Continue reading The Journey to Reproductive Rights

The Iran Crisis Explained

On January 3rd, President Donald Trump authorised a drone strike outside Baghdad International Airport in Iraq that resulted in the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, sending the international community reeling. The United States has been caught in a vicious cycle of violence and retaliation within the Middle East for several decades, involved in a plethora of seemingly never-ending conflicts. For the vast majority of … Continue reading The Iran Crisis Explained