Feature Editor’s Edit

Dear (unfortunate) reader, For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Méabh and I’ve been the Features and Opinion Editor for this year of Motley.  It’s been a big one.   When I first got the role, I was expecting to have to write lots and beg for pieces even more.  I […]

Interview with writer Daragh Fleming

  Angie Stratos meets ‘a 21st Century writer, one for the 21st Century readers’ Daragh Fleming to discuss his new collection of short stories, how social media has influenced literature, and the monetary value of books.   I meet Daragh Fleming in a buzzy café.  It’s on Winthrop Street, it’s open late, and it’s what […]

The Arts Student and The Intelligence Justification Complex

Motley Staff Writer Niamh Browne talks about the disdain held for the arts, and why students feel the need to justify their choices to everyone who asks. It’s the dreaded question. The question with that tone. The snarky question mark you can just about hear. The “and how are you going to get a job […]

Interview: Orla Gartland

  In between stops on a U.S. tour, Irish pop singer Orla Gartland found some time in her crazy schedule to chat with Motley Deputy Editor-in-Chief Laurie Shelly about her newest song, the changing face of YouTube, writing for K-pop boyband BTS, and why people should care about pop music. People on the internet speak […]

The Cork Comedy Revolution

  Motley editor Andrew Burke discusses the comedy scene in Cork City and interviews two of the biggest club owners in the county.   The Entertainment business is blowing up in Cork right now. You have the music scene, the drama scene and now, more than ever – the comedy scene. Here at UCC, we […]

The Rebel Archives: Ethel Voynitch

Motley writer Niamh Browne tells the story of little-known Irish writer Ethel Voynitch, and the incredible life she lived. Let’s say you are at a dinner party. A fancy dinner party. In the midst of all the lovely red wine, someone asks the question “Who is the best selling Irish author of all time?.’ All […]