Contraception; a female issue or global crisis? The answer’s pretty obvious

With free contraception potentially on the agenda for Budget 2022, Deputy Current Affairs Editor Natalia Karolina Gawlas looks at why this is an important reform.  Please note, as this article disects and discussess the discrepincies in responsibilites put on men and women in terms of contraception, it focuses mainly on, but not limited to, the […]

Repeal the Place: How a controversial Constitutional article could be amended for a better cause

In this powerfully argued piece, law student Roisin Dunlea explores the ‘woman’s place’ in the Irish Constitution and the action that’s being taken to change it. Deep in the heart of the document that serves as the foundation of our country’s governance, a dusty and dated reminder of ‘Old Ireland’ remains; Article 41.2 of the […]

The Old Man and the Woman; Analysing Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with gender

In this revealing and thoughtful assessment of an iconic (and problematic) author’s work, Niamh Browne looks at the work of Ernest Hemingway and its relationship with ideas of gender.   It’s almost laughable – yes Hemingway. The embodiment of toxic masculinity. The guy who writes books almost exclusively about drinking too much, hunting innocent animals, […]

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 […]

Mystic Mc’s Magical Predictions

The future is full of uncertainty, but astronomer-turned-astrologer Cian McDonnell helps us see into the sometimes not-so-bright-future of work.   Aries: After applying to 40 entry-level jobs that require 5+ years of experience, you’ll finally get an interview! Unfortunately, you need other skills to be able to work, such as knowing the basics of how […]