“Schizo”

Schizophrenia remains one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental illnesses, writes Anna Mac Schizophrenia is a word that is thrown around a lot. Not many people know or understand what it actually is. I first encountered schizophrenia symptoms at the age of 17, when I was at a party with my then-boyfriend. I started crying and freaking out, because I didn’t recognise who he … Continue reading “Schizo”

Rainbow Obscured: The Nasty Sore of Homophobia on the Face of the Beautiful Game

Features Editor Killian Down speaks to RTÉ presenter and documentary-maker Stephen Byrne on the issue that football has brushed under the carpet: homophobia. My conversation with Stephen Byrne seemed to attract mention of the year 1990. The Irish sporting significance of the year needs no explanation, not even to the most ardent of footballing philistines. The summer of that year gave birth to anecdotes, embellishments and … Continue reading Rainbow Obscured: The Nasty Sore of Homophobia on the Face of the Beautiful Game

Conor McGregor: Ireland’s Greatest Ever Athlete?

Motley’s Editor-in-Chief Eoin McSweeney argues that the UFC double champion can lay claim to the coveted title As Conor McGregor stepped into the ring on Saturday night (Sunday morning for those of us this side of the world) there were questions to be answered. The world wasn’t satisfied with his demolition of opponents in the mould of Brandao, Poirier and Siver; they were all dominos … Continue reading Conor McGregor: Ireland’s Greatest Ever Athlete?