The 8th amendment is no more, and abortion services are finally legal in Ireland. So why is there still such a discourse on this issue? As of the 1st of January 2019, abortion services are legal across the Republic of Ireland, having been signed into law by President Higgins only a few months ago. A momentous occasion and the culmination of over 35 years of … Continue reading Abortion is legal. Now What?
In the last issue of Motley Magazine, I sat down with Trick Mist as he was preparing the launch of his debut album Both Ends. A Christmas break and a few gigs in Cork, Dundalk, London, and Manchester later, here we are with our copy of the awaited LP. The introduction of the album certainly is memorable and unique. A simple juxtaposition of a train … Continue reading Both Ends – Review
Anyone studying Arts has often heard the jokes about lack of employment opportunities. Indeed, we have often probably quipped the jokes ourselves in a feat of casual self-deprecation. However, while we may often joke about our lack of vocational skills, the idea that an Arts degree will get you nowhere is more myth, or comedic material, than a fact of reality. In my first year … Continue reading What to do when you graduate with a BA: Alternative routes to the ‘adult world’
You have more than likely seen the photographs online. Streets, flooded in a torrent of yellow. Hundreds of thousands of people marching through clouds of tear gas. Vandalised monuments and injured citizens. A government that was at one stage on the brisk of collapse and a population whose anger does not seem to decline. How did we get to this point? It all began with … Continue reading Blue, White, and Yellow? The Yellow Vests Explained
German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are mainly known as authors of the Communist Manifesto. Their ideas have been extremely influential. One such theory that is becoming increasingly relevant is that of false consciousness – the idea that members of the proletariat, which is what Marx coined as working classes, were being misled by institutional systems of power, that being government, their employer, the … Continue reading Ju’ve any vegan sausage rolls? False Consciousness & the Gregg’s Controversy
If anyone knows me well enough, then they know that one thing I can never say no to is a good old musical. Since I was a young child I was brought up watching classic musical films such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver, to name a few. Some people say the things you watch when you are young are all just … Continue reading Les Misérables in Dublin: Review