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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Image of Melody: Étáin on the Visual Inspirations Behind her new Single “Bone House”

by Kane Geary O’ Keeffe  Following the release of her single ‘Bone House’, Kane Geary O’ Keeffe speaks with Étáin on the wonders of music production, visuals in music, and the value of connection in the creative arts. The sun stretches from Meath to Cork as I sit down across from Étáin Collins, known simply  […]

The Origins of the Manic Pixie Dream Addict: Deconstructing the Male Gaze

Fourteen years ago, the celebrated teen drama ‘Skins’ was aired. Since it’s release, ‘Skins’ became emblematic of hedonistic adolescent culture with the highs and lows of first love, family drama and drug experimentation. One character has become a spiritual totem of this show- Effy Stonem. Girls want to be her and men want to be […]

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: A Cut Above the Rest?

by Ruari Walsh    Ruairi Walsh Offers his thoughts on the newly released superhero behemoth.   Following years of fan campaigning, rumours leaked from cast and crew, and denials of its existence, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released on March 18th, 2021. The film, released and produced by the HBO Max streaming service, is marketed […]

Mental Health and Party Drugs: What You Need to Know

As part of Motley’s issue on drugs, we conducted a survey where we asked students to share their experiences with party drugs in relation to their mental health. Here’s some important things to know about doing drugs and minding your mental health.    Alcohol: Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it slows down the functions of […]

Consumerism: The Addiction of the Collective

By Kate Bisogno   “The internet is only fuelling our consumption addiction.” Kate Bisogno discusses the pitfalls of overconsumption and retail addiction in a late-stage capitalist society and how they cast a grim shadow over our daily lives.   Unnecessary consumerism is something that we as a society are indisputably guilty of. For most, the […]