From Wheat to Weed – Diversifying Farming in Canada

by Célio Fioretti Célio Fioretti talks with Because You Cann founder Serena Donovan about how she went from growing canola to cannabis as a result of Canada’s legalisation of marijuana.  Serena Donovan is a farmer, and on the property she runs with her husband Ian near Vulcan in rural Alberta, a new greenhouse has been […]

Performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports and our personal lives

by Conor Daly   Performance-enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids are the long-standing euphemisms used to describe cheating in elite sport. This phenomenon used to be exclusive to elite athletes, but is now filtering through every social strata, and most worryingly, to teenagers. Current Affairs Staff Writer Conor Daly reports.    Sports science and nutrition have […]

Driven by drugs: Motley survey reveals need for speedy education

by Molly Kavanagh and Stephen Moynihan   Drug driving is a problem which cuts through a large cross-section of Irish society. However, the prevalence it has amongst people of typical university-going age is worth emphasising – and it doesn’t make for pretty reading.    According to the most up-to-date statistics from UCD’s Medical Bureau of […]

Freaking Out: Motley talks with Nile Rodgers

By some miracle, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer and producer Nile Rodgers agreed to talk with Motley Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan about music, activism, his passion for change, and his journey with addiction. 

An Daonlathas agus Uganda – tír fé smacht na míleata

Le Jane Holland.   Is deacair an rud é smaoineamh faoi na deacrachtaí a bhíonn le sárú ag na daoine a chónaíonn in Uganda fé láthair. Ní féidir íomhá de Uganda a chruthú gan teannas foréigneach de shaghas éigint a bheith intuigthe, toisc nár bhlais an tír seo daonlathas liobrálach ó bunaíodh an stát tar […]

Phelan agus Bennett: Damáiste Chomhthaobha Choráis Sláinte

“An raibh aimsir riamh nuair a bhí sé ‘go breá’ bheith i do bhean sa tír seo?” Sin a cheistigh Síle Ní Dhubhghaill, ionadaí gníomhach des na Daonlathaithe Sóisialta, nuair a tháinig an tuairsc is déanaí mar gheall ar na hÁrais Máithreacha agus Leanaí chun solais i dtús na bliana seo. Bhí cuma ar an […]