Surviving First Year

Motley Staff Writer Sadhbh Sullivan gives her advice to all new members of the UCC community on how to settle into university life post-freshers week Starting university for the first time, or even starting a new year of your course, brings with it a whole host of ups and downs. It draws the summer to an end, and begins a new chapter, dedicated to fresh starts, … Continue reading Surviving First Year

What can the law do for climate change?

Colombia should be an example for us all to follow The legal institution throughout the ages is known to protect capitalism’s fundamental interest; access to raw materials. As these raw materials are being consumed, more and more harmful emissions are released into the atmosphere in what is known as the ‘greenhouse effect’. Law insists on greater legitimacy of private ownership rights, which provide a legal … Continue reading What can the law do for climate change?

Shoulder to Shoulder

John Buttimer reviews Shoulder to Shoulder, a documentary proving that despite the political climate, sport can unite a nation. ‘Hard border,’ ‘soft border,’ a ‘United Ireland’ – these are words that are becoming unavoidable in our day to day lives as Theresa May’s Brexit plans splutter towards completion. Northern Ireland, which was once likened to the Sudetenland by Margaret Thatcher, is arguably one of the … Continue reading Shoulder to Shoulder

Tricks and Gimmicks: Unneccesary Distractions?

Every single year without fail I always look forward to the Christmas holidays. It gives me a chance to kick back on the couch and to catch up on all the movies and shows I have been meaning to explore but have been unable to due to college. One day during the holidays a friend and I went to the cinema to see Spiderman: Into … Continue reading Tricks and Gimmicks: Unneccesary Distractions?

What to do when you graduate with a BA: Alternative routes to the ‘adult world’

Anyone studying Arts has often heard the jokes about lack of employment opportunities. Indeed, we have often probably quipped the jokes ourselves in a feat of casual self-deprecation. However, while we may often joke about our lack of vocational skills, the idea that an Arts degree will get you nowhere is more myth, or comedic material, than a fact of reality. In my first year … Continue reading What to do when you graduate with a BA: Alternative routes to the ‘adult world’

The 2019 Centenary Celebrations – 100 years on, there are lessons still to be learned

Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries is a period of roughly 11 years in which local communities and the nation as a whole will publically celebrate and remember the significant historical events upon which our nation was built, from the initial Home Rule Bills, to the War of Independence, and the admission of the Irish Free State to the League of Nations. The centenary celebrations have realized … Continue reading The 2019 Centenary Celebrations – 100 years on, there are lessons still to be learned