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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 […]

Repeal the Place: How a controversial Constitutional article could be amended for a better cause

In this powerfully argued piece, law student Roisin Dunlea explores the ‘woman’s place’ in the Irish Constitution and the action that’s being taken to change it. Deep in the heart of the document that serves as the foundation of our country’s governance, a dusty and dated reminder of ‘Old Ireland’ remains; Article 41.2 of the […]

Gender in Latin vocabulary

by Shruti Rajgopal Asterix and Obelix come to the rescue of every individual or territory terrorized by the Roman camps.  While Asterix glugs some of the magic potion brewed by the druid, Getafix, Vitalstatix, the chief of the Gauls, orders them on different missions throughout Europe to battle against the tyranny of the Roman emperor, […]

When England lost the Euros, so did women and people of colour

  The aftermath of this Summer’s European Championships points to wider societal issues in relation to gender based violence and racism. Current Affairs Editor Conor Daly discusses.   The European Championships this Summer were strange from the beginning. Retaining the nametag of Euro 2020 but taking place in 2021, with the pandemic that delayed it […]

Bystander Collab

by Stephen Moynihan On behalf of the Motley team, it is my delight to bring you the first article in our collaboration with UCC’s Bystander Intervention Programme. It is the hope of both parties that this partnership will raise the profile of the Bystander Intervention Programme within the student body, lead to a greater number […]

The Old Man and the Woman; Analysing Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with gender

In this revealing and thoughtful assessment of an iconic (and problematic) author’s work, Niamh Browne looks at the work of Ernest Hemingway and its relationship with ideas of gender.   It’s almost laughable – yes Hemingway. The embodiment of toxic masculinity. The guy who writes books almost exclusively about drinking too much, hunting innocent animals, […]