A COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: AMERICA’S AGEING PRESIDENCY

    “Age will flatten a man,” said the aging Sheriff Bell in the Coen brothers’ McCarthy-inspired and Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men. Maeve McTaggart explores why it hasn’t suppressed the chances of the 2020 Presidential candidates, but instead inflated them.   Donald J. Trump assumed the presidential seat in the Oval Office ahead of his sixty-eight year-old competitor Hillary Clinton in late 2016. … Continue reading A COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: AMERICA’S AGEING PRESIDENCY

Seeing & Believing: Sexual Assault on University Campuses Highlighted in USI Survey

    Sure, I’d love to I’ve already given a review Ask me later Not working, I need support No thanks It is hard to know where to start with this topic due to it’s emotive, uncomfortable, vast, and terrifyingly fastened-to-silence methodology, we are still a country too afraid of our sexual assaults and assaulters to speak about them. Despite Ireland’s liberalisations over the past decade and the good … Continue reading Seeing & Believing: Sexual Assault on University Campuses Highlighted in USI Survey

Editorial: The Pandemic of Systemic Oppression

Motley Editor-in-Chief Matthew Moynihan reflects on the seismic shift instigated by the murder of George Floyd Beyond the disturbing fog of tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets, a hopeful future has been emerging over the past fourteen days. Society at large has woken up to the issues faced by our minority friends, family and colleagues, and is willing to fight to rectify the stains … Continue reading Editorial: The Pandemic of Systemic Oppression

Black Lives Matter, and it’s more than a hashtag

    George Floyd’s brutal murder sparked nothing less than a revolution. Watching the video evidence shocked a lot of people, most of whom were clearly unaware of what happens in America everyday: the biased treatment of black people, which often results in the loss of their lives or baseless imprisonment. The Black Lives Matter movement didn’t start last week though, and if you thought … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, and it’s more than a hashtag

500 Irish and British citizens stranded in Peruvian Coronavirus lockdown

    Méabh Lonergan speaks with members of the #UKStuckInPeru group on the lockdown, repatriation, and governmental progress.    The global Covid-19 outbreak has spiked measures of varying degrees in different governments across the globe – with friction being seen in places.  One such example is the 500 UK and Irish citizens stranded in Peru, a country under an extreme 15 day lockdown, and the … Continue reading 500 Irish and British citizens stranded in Peruvian Coronavirus lockdown

EUROPE’S ‘LEAST FREE’: HUNGARY, THE MEDIA AND ORBÁN’S ‘ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY’

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’