Should We Know It’s Christmas Time?

Should We Know It’s Christmas Time? Éamonn Grennan and Gemma Kent debate on whether Christmas countdowns are starting too early. Yes Éamonn Grennan A mood killer, a commercial ploy, an premature heralding of what should be a time of family, friends, reunions, goodwill and relaxation – these are all things I’d associate with Christmas starting as soon as November 1st comes around, and all we … Continue reading Should We Know It’s Christmas Time?

Is Facebook Dying?

YES  Éamonn Grennan When I get a notification from Facebook informing me that a distant acquaintance has uploaded a new photo, the smack of desperation mixes with the dry asides I shared with my friends – that the once-pioneer of social media has started truly throwing virtual brown matter at a wall, and hoping some sticks to keep it as relevant as it was as recently … Continue reading Is Facebook Dying?

Practise Imperfect

Gemma Kent discusses the paradoxes of being a perfectionist. I started writing for Motley just over twelve months ago, having spent my first year in college fleeing from the thought of trying to get my work published. The reason? The long version is that, in those hallowed, glossy pages I had been witness to a range of novel and engaging discourses on fascinating topics, and … Continue reading Practise Imperfect

Don’t Panic! Will artificial intelligence redefine what it means to be human?

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?

Interview: Foil Arms & Hog

Features Editor, Gemma Kent, sits down with Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan (better known as Foil, Arms and Hog) to talk franchising, winning streaks, and a mid-filming debacle with the Gardaí. It’s the 30th of June, and myself and my right-hand woman, Katie, are queueing up outside the City Limits Comedy Club just off Patrick’s Hill, wondering how I will explain to the … Continue reading Interview: Foil Arms & Hog