Guardians of Peace? Gardaí inadequacy towards the death of George Nkencho

Afeez Olayiwola Sanni examines the recent killing of George Nkencho in Dublin, and the light it casts on An Garda Síochána’s approach to supporting communities of colour, especially with regards to mental health.    Six gunshots later, 27-year-old George Nkencho fell to the ground in front of his West Dublin family home. Earlier that day, […]

Taking the Power Back

  “Taking the Power Back:” The Responsibility of the Rock and Metal Community to Ensure Solidarity With the BLM Movement.  Motley’s Emer Walsh takes a hard look at race in the hard rock community. The Rock and Metal Community has always acted as a safe space for those dealing with frustration; personal, public or political. […]

Editorial: The Pandemic of Systemic Oppression

Motley Editor-in-Chief Matthew Moynihan reflects on the seismic shift instigated by the murder of George Floyd Beyond the disturbing fog of tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets, a hopeful future has been emerging over the past fourteen days. Society at large has woken up to the issues faced by our minority friends, family and […]

Black Lives Matter, and it’s more than a hashtag

    George Floyd’s brutal murder sparked nothing less than a revolution. Watching the video evidence shocked a lot of people, most of whom were clearly unaware of what happens in America everyday: the biased treatment of black people, which often results in the loss of their lives or baseless imprisonment. The Black Lives Matter […]