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Yvonne Ní Chonchubhair: Cailín ó na portaigh go Laoch na Filíochta.

Shuíos síos le Yvonne roimh an bpaindéim agus chaitheamair súil siar ar a saol mar chailín óg ag fás aníos i lár na tíre, mar mháthair ar naonúr Corcaíoch agus mar scríbhneoir agus ealaíontóir mór le rá i saol na hÉireann agus i saol na Gaelainne. “Tar isteach, a stór,’’ a chloisim ón tseomra suí, […]

Ag feachaint siar ar sheod cultúrtha Paisean Faisean

Le Holly Buckley    Ah, na noughties, an ré ina raibh sé faiseanta gúna a chaitheamh thar jeans agus an am a shúil tú timpeall ag éisteacht le hamhráin angsty Avril Lavinge ar do Walkman. Gan amhras, bhí tú ag rith abhaile ar luas lasrach chun féachaint ar The Den tar éis am scoile, ach an […]

Comhrá le Kneecap

Le Niamh De Brún    Nuair a shuigh mé síos ag mo ríomhaire, bhí sceitimíní orm. Bhíos chomh neirbhíseach. Ach, ar an dtaobh eile den glaoch, d’oscail Mo Chara canna Gallaghad. Ag an bpointe sin, bhíos go hiomlán cinnte go mbeadh an comhrá seo fucking gas.     Tá Kneecap ina messers cearta. Ag gach pointe […]

An t-Aontas Eorpach & An Ghaeilge

Idir an chéid cháis riamh as Gaeilge i gCúirt Bhreithiúnais an Aontais Eorpach, agus deireadh an mhaolaithe Gaeilge, is léir go bhfuil stádas na Gaeilge ag feabhsú ar fud na hEorpa. Tá an taoide ag casadh don Ghaeilge san Aontas Eorpach. D’éist Cúirt Bhreithiúnais an Aontais Eorpach leis an gcéad chás riamh as Gaeilge i […]

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole: How Internet Personalities drive Anti-Vax Propaganda

With an ongoing societal discussion taking place concerning the legitimacy of the media we consume, Luke O’Connell talks to Motley about the role of influential figures in the spread of disinformation to the general public.   Anti-vaxxers have become one of the largest beneficiaries in the new age of disinformation. With wild conspiracies flying around […]

A Casual Drink or a Problem? The Impact of Alcohol on Health

In light of the new pricing system for alcohol in Ireland, Deputy Current Affairs Editor Natalia Karolina Gawlas discusses the role of alcohol in Irish society.   Content Warning: Alcohol Abuse   The recent introduction of Ireland’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) plan has significantly raised the price of alcohol on every shelf of Irish shops […]

Ireland and its [lack of] International compliance with Mental Health Law

With mental health becoming an ever-growing talking point within the public sphere, Deputy Current Affairs Editor Natalia Karolina Gawlas looks at the legislative gap between the Irish legislation and the International standards of Mental Health Law. Enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the “right to a standard of living,” which among its […]

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How we see a Night Out

Sam Golden reflects on the importance of socialisation and how the covid-era has forced us to consider the true importance of a good night out.   In the last decade, the fixated idea of a night has almost become a cross between cultism and ancient tradition. Whether it be the Monday Club or a weekend […]

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How Universal Basic Income Could Revolutionise the Irish Social Safety Net

The implementation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has the potential to change Irish society, and the lives of Irish people for the better. UBI is defined as a universal, unconditional, periodic cash transfer, with the payments set at a level high enough to ensure an individual can live a life of dignity.   To […]