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

Animal Crossing Vs. Doom: The Ying and Yang of Gaming

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb explores two of the most legendary franchises in gaming, Animal Crossing and Doom, and gives food for thought on why they may not be so different after all March 20th 2020, as the dawn broke two of the biggest titans in gaming walked slowly towards the battlefield ready to face-off. Cyberdemon’s sharpened their claws, villagers practised swinging their fishing rods, Doom … Continue reading Animal Crossing Vs. Doom: The Ying and Yang of Gaming

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’

From Quakerism to Quasars

From Quakerism to Quasars, this is the extraordinary story of Jocelyn Bell Burnell.    Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a small, striking woman. The thing about impressive people is they don’t have to work hard to impress you, or at least it doesn’t seem like they work hard to impress people. She is serious looking, tidy and very very clever. Every word is weighed and carefully … Continue reading From Quakerism to Quasars

The Neglected Dialogues in Rural Traffic Calming

  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