The Use of Gender in Sally Rooney’s Novels; a critical analysis

By James Kemmy   The staggering success of Irish literary sensation Sally Rooney in recent years has already secured her place among the finest contemporary writers of our time. Since the release of her sophomore novel Normal People and its subsequent small-screen adaptation by director Lenny Abrahamson (Room, What Richard Did), the thirty-year-old has amassed […]

Societies Spotlight

Hello everyone! My name is Mair Kelly (She/Her) and I’m the Vice-President and PR and Media Officer for UCC Societies Executive this year. My role involves highlighting all the different events and opportunities Societies offer so people can get involved!   What is a Society?   Societies are groups run by students for students that […]

Navigating the New Normal: an interview with UCC’s Dr. Vittorio Bufacchi to discuss his new book, UBI, and the role of philosophy in forging a better future

By Ellen C. Byrne The return to ‘normality’ is looming on the horizon. There has been much talk of the ‘new normal’, but we seem to be inclining moreso towards a re-establishment of life as we knew it— and I don’t think enough people are reflecting on whether that would be such a good thing.  […]

Age and the City:

 From pedestrianisation to public toilets, how planning Corks urban area with the elderly in mind comes to benefit the lives of young adults. UCC planning master’s student Declan Foley tells Motley what Cork city needs to get right One of the greatest megatrends we are to witness during this century is that of an ageing […]

Mystic Mc’s Magical Predictions

The future is full of uncertainty, but astronomer-turned-astrologer Cian McDonnell helps us see into the sometimes not-so-bright-future of work.   Aries: After applying to 40 entry-level jobs that require 5+ years of experience, you’ll finally get an interview! Unfortunately, you need other skills to be able to work, such as knowing the basics of how […]

“Cork boi!”, Stanley Notte releases spoken word piece on the city’s experience of COVID-19

Cork-based artist Stanley Notte’s recently released piece of spoken word is a powerful but humorous reflection of Cork’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring language familiar to any Corkonian, delivered over a version of “Ghost Town” by The Specials, “Cork, Boi! Nothing But A Ghost Town” is bound to be a hit with those who […]