Gemma Kent does battle with her identity, and chats with Evan Scully, competitor at this year’s Dublin Marathon. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. Just over a month ago, the CF community was in uproar over comments made by Pat Kenny on his midweek show on TV3 in which he posited a relationship between the high levels … Continue reading Indivisible Alphabet
Ruth O’Dwyer sets out some of the key things to take into consideration before deciding to work as an au pair. Have you ever considered working as an au pair for the summer in order to improve your fluency in a particular language, or maybe just to gain some experience living in a foreign country? Well, before you start making any set-in-stone plans, I highly … Continue reading Au pairing: not all it’s cracked up to be!
Working with local conservationists offers an invaluable form of education, writes Sarah Corcoran Set between the Pacific ocean and the Oaxacan jungle in Mexico lives a local community who have dedicated their lives to protecting and conserving local wildlife. I had the privilege of living and working alongside these people in the summer of 2017. I had applied for a Mexico Explorer award with EIL … Continue reading Sustainable Living in the Pacific coast of Mexico
Staff writer Cormac Dineen offers up his take on our complicated relationship with the world of internet dating. A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with a work colleague during which I pressed him for his opinion on the phenomenon of internet dating. As we talked I saw him slowly and deliberately scroll through Facebook on his phone, pausing at brief intervals to … Continue reading Love in the Time of Followers
Features Editor Gemma Kent explores how the future of Artificial Intelligence could see reality and science fiction blur. “The rise of powerful AI will be either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity. We do not know which” – Stephen Hawking If there’s one thing the twenty first century has proven time and time again, it’s that just because something was … Continue reading Don’t Panic! Will artificial intelligence redefine what it means to be human?
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
Jenny Holt provides another useful guide to making income as a student passively If there is one thing that is often in short supply for a student, it is money. Students can’t have enough. College or university fees are both expensive and so is the lifestyle. Making money while studying is one of the hacks of getting through further education comfortably. There are many things … Continue reading Clever Ways of Making Passive Income While Studying