15 minutes

  In Motley series examining drug use through the lens of poetry, we first have a contribution by Imasha Costa with her melancholic piece ‘15 minutes’   15 minutes   a bump, a high. loneliness and heartbreak devours me, the fine lines neatly pressed. 15 minutes.  ecstasy and pleasure; remind me of times i was […]

The Origins of the Manic Pixie Dream Addict: Deconstructing the Male Gaze

Fourteen years ago, the celebrated teen drama ‘Skins’ was aired. Since it’s release, ‘Skins’ became emblematic of hedonistic adolescent culture with the highs and lows of first love, family drama and drug experimentation. One character has become a spiritual totem of this show- Effy Stonem. Girls want to be her and men want to be […]

Life After Heroin: A Conversation with James Leonard

It was January 2020 when James Leonard from Knocknaheeny, Cork became a household name. His story of addiction, imprisonment and homelessness offered the nation a previously unheard insight into the trials faced by those living in areas subject to devastating neglect and stigma.    Motley’s Emer Walsh talks to James Leonard about life after heroin. […]

Tuairim: Cén fáth a bhfágann Éire iad siúd is mó i mbaol ar leataobh?

Ag breathnú siar ar stair na hÉireann, feictear oileán faoi chuing na daoirse. Is scéal lán le ganntannas é  – easpa cearta, easpa saibhris, easpa riachtanas bunúsach. Bhíodh muintir na hÉireann ag bun liosta na dtosaíochtaí i gcónaí – más féidir fiú tosaíocht a ghlaoch orainn. Ach anois, agus ó am na saoirse, arís is […]

Ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann sa tSeapáin – An turas fada ó Kyoto go Corcaigh

Scríte aige Seán Ó hUallacháin Tá clú agus cáil ar cheol traidisiúnta na hÉireann ar fud an domhain, agus is mó ceoltóir thar sáile a bhaineann triail as ár gceol ársa draíochtúil a sheinnt. Tír amháin ina bhfuil ceol na hÉireann ag dul ó neart go neart ná an tSeapáin. Bhí deis agam labhairt le […]

An Éifeacht atá ag an Víreas ar Scoláirí sa Chéad Bhlian

Tagann an Luain agus tagann na ranganna. Dúisím, táim sa choláiste anois, ba chóir go mbeadh féidearachtaí an lae gan teoireann. Tuigim faoi deara an réaltacht… nílim i gCorcaigh.. táim sáinnithe istigh i mo sheomra , mo bhréagáin líonta timpeall thart orm ag stanadh ar an scáiléan ar mo ríomhaire. Mo ríomhaire nach mothaigh an […]