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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 […]

What Your Favourite Philosopher Says About You:

Philosophers have throughout history provided many with ways of living, seeing the world differently and some fucking dumb ideas too. Niamh Browne and Emer Walsh, Motley’s features and opinion team lets you know what your favourite philosopher says about you.   Albert Camus: Why hello there, notions R us. Yes, having a favourite philosopher is […]

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 […]

Are you living the ‘College Dream’?

The stereotype based around the ‘college dream’ is one that has been spoken about  and challenged by students for many years in Ireland. Now that I have you thinking, I want  you to ask yourself; What is the college dream? As a young adult in the last two years of your  secondary school education, you […]

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 […]