CCAE 24hr Dereliction Design Charrette

Architecture Student Róisin Hayes, writes for Motley on the importance of fighting dereliction. Photo Cred @ Frank O’Connor. As I walk through the city, I see gaps. Ruptures, cavities and craters in our city centre are becoming an increasing concern. These cavities opened one by one in the last number of years and like a […]

Lo-Fi Rebel County: A Glance at Cork’s Music Scene

by Jack Coleman Anyone who knows me personally knows I’ve never really had an interest in local music scenes, my primary musical interest lies in the much-derided Korean pop genre. However, upon becoming the Entertainment Editor at Motley Magazine I felt it was necessary to educate myself on the thriving local music scene in Cork […]

On Walking at Night

By Rosie Southgate It’s midnight in the city and I’m alone. Slightly sweaty and aching at the calves, I wipe my hand across my forehead as the last of today’s make-up gives up on me, restoring my face to it’s natural and dubious glory. Richmond hill in its steep and grey way has become a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]