Love in the Time of Followers

Staff writer Cormac Dineen offers up his take on our complicated relationship with the world of internet dating. A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with a work colleague during which I pressed him for his opinion on the phenomenon of internet dating. As we talked I saw him slowly and deliberately scroll through Facebook on his phone, pausing at brief intervals to … Continue reading Love in the Time of Followers

Interview: Foil Arms & Hog

Features Editor, Gemma Kent, sits down with Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan (better known as Foil, Arms and Hog) to talk franchising, winning streaks, and a mid-filming debacle with the Gardaí. It’s the 30th of June, and myself and my right-hand woman, Katie, are queueing up outside the City Limits Comedy Club just off Patrick’s Hill, wondering how I will explain to the … Continue reading Interview: Foil Arms & Hog

Motley Tries: An Investigation into Homelessness

By Hannah Kingston Ice-cold he lay there with no one to care. In December 2014, Mr. John Cotter, 43 was found in a doorway on Molesworth Street. Enda Kenny said €55m had been set aside to deal with the homeless and a huge social housing programme initiated. “Homelessness is a complicated matter,” said Mr. Kenny, so we all moved on. Human nature dictates that we’re … Continue reading Motley Tries: An Investigation into Homelessness

Interview: Gary Numan Headlines Cork Guinness Jazz Festival

Gary Numan speaks to Robbie Byrne ahead of his headline performance at this week’s Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork Numan’s career thus far reads a little like those Bond films of late: electric opening/ forgettable midsection/ thrilling finale. Appealing to punk kids and pop aficionados in equal measure, Numan hijacked the imagination of late-seventies Britain with his breakout single Are ‘Friends’ Electric – an oscillating … Continue reading Interview: Gary Numan Headlines Cork Guinness Jazz Festival

UCC Named Sunday Times University of the Year

Report: Motley Staff University College Cork (UCC) has been named The Sunday Times University of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time, with Maynooth University the runner-up in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. In a double triumph for higher education in Cork City, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) also finds glory as it is named The Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the … Continue reading UCC Named Sunday Times University of the Year