Features Editor Killian Down talks to, and waxes lyrical over Ireland’s most successful comic and chat show host debutant, Tommy Tiernan. It is a challenging ask to use the phrase je ne sais quoi without appearing like you have a subscription to The Guardian, regard Morrissey as the second coming of (the new-and-improved) Jesus Christ, and graduated from Trinity College. The word is in equal measures … Continue reading All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy: An Interview with Tommy Tiernan
This edition of Motley Poetry features a poem by Edel Hanley entitled “The Sea” The Sea. I stare out as the sanguine sea Moves in with the rising tide, The gulls scatter quick And leave me behind, stationary. I am detached and displaced, I long to dismantle your menace; The way in which you haunt me Like a spectre. Now the … Continue reading Motley Poetry: The Sea
Inspired by the character Dunbar in Joseph Heller’s novel, Catch-22, Cormac Dineen reflects on the notion that the moments where time drags are the moments to be savoured most “Dunbar loved shooting skeet because he hated every minute of it and the time passed so slowly. He had figured out that a single hour on the skeet shooting range with people like Havermeyer and Appleby … Continue reading Catch-22
Donald Trump’s administration has brought with it an unprecedented disregard for judicial independence, something which does not bode well for a healthy democracy, writes Features and Opinions Editor Killian Down. Stories pertaining to President Donald Trump’s administration emerged in an incessant flow during the first few weeks of his administration, as if shot from from a fully automatic turret positioned in the Oval Office itself. Betsy … Continue reading A Most Injudicious Attack
The UCC Law Society will bring together female leaders in the field of law to encourage female students to pursue legal careers at their inaugural Women in Law forum. The forum, the first of its kind in Ireland, was coordinated in response to the very real hesitations highlighted by female students in the School of Law endeavouring to pursue legal careers. UCC Law Society is … Continue reading UCC LAW SOCIETY TO HOLD INAUGURAL WOMEN IN LAW FORUM
Killian Down recalls a sleepless summer night unwillingly spent on a coach-cum-prison cell trundling from Krakow to Berlin I warned them. I did, I warned them. Taking a nine-hour night bus from Krakow to Berlin would be a mistake; a sleepless, neck-cricking error that we would pay for the next day. Yet there I found myself, a victim of the frankly overrated system of the … Continue reading Achtung Baby!
In his first article Liam Mullins discusses the recent visa-free travel granted to Georgian citizens in a number of European countries. Thursday, February 2nd of this year, saw the European Parliament grant visa-free travel to all Georgian citizens within the the 26-country Schengen area. This milestone sees the broadening of our European border to the mystical land of Eurasia, and inevitably will act as a … Continue reading Georgia: A New Addition