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Na hÉireannaigh a Chuir Faoi Chois: Na Dlíthe Chostais* in Éirinn sa 16ú hAois Déag

Déanann Grace Claro cur síos ar an tslí a rinneadh na húdaráis Sasanacha iarracht na hÉireannaigh a chur faoi smacht sna 1500í trí srianta ar feisteas agus stíl gruaige a chur i bhfeidhm ar fud na tíre.   Chuir rí Henry VIII na Bhreataine dlíthe costais i gcrích in Éirinn sna 1540í. Ba dlíthe iad […]

An Pocaire Gaoithe

Ag cothrom na súl a bhíos le pocaire gaoithe, É ag ainliú thar Ghleann Glas na hUidhre; Féachadóir Dé ar crochadh ag bruach na spéire.   Beannaithe ag an bhfoighne; Súil an chreachadóra ag faire na faille,  Gan chorraí   Sular thit sé   Trí aithleá binn an tsamhraidh I dtreo na Siúire; Splanc aibhléise […]

Phelan agus Bennett: Damáiste Chomhthaobha Choráis Sláinte

“An raibh aimsir riamh nuair a bhí sé ‘go breá’ bheith i do bhean sa tír seo?” Sin a cheistigh Síle Ní Dhubhghaill, ionadaí gníomhach des na Daonlathaithe Sóisialta, nuair a tháinig an tuairsc is déanaí mar gheall ar na hÁrais Máithreacha agus Leanaí chun solais i dtús na bliana seo. Bhí cuma ar an […]

Fáilte Chuig Breac

  Niamh De Brún: Príomheagrathóir    Is iriseoir mé le Motley le dhá bhlian anuas. Fuarthas taithí san iriseoireacht agus mé ag obair leis an iris san ollscoil, grá mo chroí.  Idir cheolchoirmeacha, agallamheanna agus léirmheasanna, bhí spás cruthaitheach agam i gconaí i leathanacha Motley. Tá saol an mac léinn deacair, go háirithe le linn […]

Sex & Intimacy

Written by Hannah Emerson I  was always the naked child. The one on the beach with bare cheeks on show and a crazed look in their eye, chaotically funnelling seawater into the moat of their toppling sandcastle. The one who simply refused to wear clothes and showcased unapologetic nudity regardless of company, situation or appropriateness. […]

‘Euphoria’: Behind The Glitter

Motley Staff writer Jessica talks about the HBO’s drama, Euphoria and the integral roles clothing plays in the telling of the character’s stories.      Published as part of Issue #4 in January 2022   Smash hit HBO series Euphoria exploded onto our screens in June 2019, and like glitter tends to do, it left […]

How The Internet Portrays Mental Illness – And What It Leaves Out

Motley Staff Writer Jessica O’ Brien explores the portrayal of mental illness on the internet and why it’s good to remember what our screens fail to show.    This piece contains candid discussions of mental illness, reader discretion is advised.   Published as part of Issue #3 in November 2021   If you’ve been on […]

Editorial #4 – Emer Walsh

While once again initially enthusiastic about returning to campus following the Christmas period, UCC students arrived back united in heartbreak by the most sickening of tragedies. Ashling Murphy’s murder has struck a deep chord in students nationwide, as just a few months ago, she herself was one of us.   As protocol dictates, debates regarding […]

For Ashling (by Alana Daly Mulligan)

Your name means ‘dream’ in our mother tongue; Of course we poets gift our daughters with such. Of course we would bestow them  with something they cannot touch.   We start dreams in A5 copybooks, Then carry them up our civic steps, Say yes to equality, yes to opportunity,  yes to women’s autonomy,   Yet,  […]