On the 25th of February, UCC students took to the Quad, sacred ground, where no one treads for fear of failing their exams, and camped on it. Why was this? To protest a proposed 3% increase in rent rates in UCC student accommodation. The occupation had to be terminated on the 12th of March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Before this, Motley’s Niamh Browne took … Continue reading People of the Quad
Maeve McTaggart analyses the first leaders’ debate of #GE2020 where talk of healthcare and housing dominated, complemented by a cringe-worthy moment on cannabis use. Joined at the hip under a confidence-and-supply agreement since 2016, the separation of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael was not to come at the Virgin Media studios on Wednesday night. Pat Kenny’s Big Debate was to be a head-to-head, without the … Continue reading General Election 2020: The debate of cannabis, crime and no clear winners.
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, so we all moved on. Human nature dictates that we’re … Continue reading Motley Tries: An Investigation into Homelessness