Aicne fásta: Cén fáth go dtagann goiríní orm fós i rith mo fichidí?

Le Aoife Ní Chrualaoich   Is cosúil go bhfulaingíonn an formhór le haicne mar dhéagóirí agus gan aon cheist ná dabht níl an saol éasca ag daoine sna déaga. É sin ráite, ní raibh súil ar bith agam leis na deacrachtaí a bheadh agam le mo chraiceann mar mhac léinn i mo fichidí. Ní hamháin […]

Drugs Are Winning the War on Drugs. It’s time We Change the Game

When it comes to the illegal drug trade, Ireland has a long history of ignoring the root cause of the issue, preferring to throw money and resources at the unfortunate symptoms. It is no surprise then to hear whispers of decriminalisation, a policy that has proved incredibly successful in Portugal since 2001. Grace Catherine Morey […]

It’s time we called a truce on the war on drugs

Orla Leahy writes for Motley as part of a series on why those who are drug addicts should be treated as patients, not criminals. How can Ireland learn from our Mediterranean neighbours? Reading David Sheff’s novel, Beautiful Boy, opened my eyes to the reality of drug addiction. As a society, many of us have ill-conceived […]

Mystic Mc’s Magical Predictions: April Horoscopes

Cian Gerard McDonnell, astrophysicist turned astrologer lets us in on the highs, but mostly the lows, the future of work has in store for us.    Aries: After three straight months of working from home, and very little else, you will be apprehensive of venturing outside the 5 km limit. Still, that’s not a new […]

The Liquidity of Affairs

As part of Motley’s series on the examination of drugs through the lens of poetry, Ava Ní  Loinsigh presents a sympathetic piece on the hardship of alcohol abuse.   The Liquidity of Affairs It’s because of her in the early hours that he screams and shouts, A liquid mistress in the night she sashays in […]

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This month, Motley exams drug use through the lens of poetry. Amano Miura presents a beautifully crafted pensive poem.    prescription   “Is it doing anything for ya?”  Well, I’m not sure to be frank.  Though my dreams are more  like VR now   a nightly heart attack.  “You won’t get hooked now will ya?”  Well, my […]