Navigating the New Normal: an interview with UCC’s Dr. Vittorio Bufacchi to discuss his new book, UBI, and the role of philosophy in forging a better future

By Ellen C. Byrne The return to ‘normality’ is looming on the horizon. There has been much talk of the ‘new normal’, but we seem to be inclining moreso towards a re-establishment of life as we knew it— and I don’t think enough people are reflecting on whether that would be such a good thing.  […]

Age and the City:

 From pedestrianisation to public toilets, how planning Corks urban area with the elderly in mind comes to benefit the lives of young adults. UCC planning master’s student Declan Foley tells Motley what Cork city needs to get right One of the greatest megatrends we are to witness during this century is that of an ageing […]

Worker exploitation and the dark side of “isms”: when cash piles higher than moral standards

by Conor Daly  Capitalism, commercialism, and consumerism have combined to make more products available at lower prices than ever before, but what is the opportunity cost? Current Affairs Staff Writer Conor Daly writes.  Despite what the above introduction may lead you to believe, this will not be a socialist manifesto, far from it. Capitalism itself […]

More Danger: Interview with Irish Designer Colin Horgan

by Grace Claro  Fashion Editor Grace Claro talks to renowned Irish womenswear designer Colin Horgan about being a creative in Ireland, his highlights from London Fashion Week, and the mechanics of running a womenswear brand from his studio in Kerry.  Originally from Kerry, Colin Horgan completed his BA in Fashion Design from Limerick School of […]

Building Better Graduates: UCC’s Programmes for Developing Active Citizens

As many students get ready to face life beyond the gates of UCC, the Bystander Intervention Programme & the Graduate Attributes Programme show students how to take on the role of global citizens as they embark on their futures.  Written by Clíonadh O’Keefe of the UCC Bystander Intervention Programme with additional writing support by Caroline […]

Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan talks UCC, Celtic Mythology, Disney+ and more.

World-renowned author and recent UCC Graduate Rick Riordan talks with Alana Daly Mulligan about studying in UCC, the power of mythology, the upcoming Percy Jackson series on Disney+, and the politics of writing in the YA stratosphere.  For over two decades, the reimagined world of ancient gods and their progeny in our contemporary present have […]