OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

    Thousands of us became renters for the first time September 2019, and thousands the year before that and so on. This is a completely new experience to us, whether we’re in student accommodation, in digs or if we’re in the private rental market.  The last report Cork Simon did in November 2019 stated that there were over 400 homeless people in Cork at … Continue reading OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

Editorial: The Pandemic of Systemic Oppression

Motley Editor-in-Chief Matthew Moynihan reflects on the seismic shift instigated by the murder of George Floyd Beyond the disturbing fog of tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets, a hopeful future has been emerging over the past fourteen days. Society at large has woken up to the issues faced by our minority friends, family and colleagues, and is willing to fight to rectify the stains … Continue reading Editorial: The Pandemic of Systemic Oppression

Black Lives Matter, and it’s more than a hashtag

    George Floyd’s brutal murder sparked nothing less than a revolution. Watching the video evidence shocked a lot of people, most of whom were clearly unaware of what happens in America everyday: the biased treatment of black people, which often results in the loss of their lives or baseless imprisonment. The Black Lives Matter movement didn’t start last week though, and if you thought … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, and it’s more than a hashtag

500 Irish and British citizens stranded in Peruvian Coronavirus lockdown

    Méabh Lonergan speaks with members of the #UKStuckInPeru group on the lockdown, repatriation, and governmental progress.    The global Covid-19 outbreak has spiked measures of varying degrees in different governments across the globe – with friction being seen in places.  One such example is the 500 UK and Irish citizens stranded in Peru, a country under an extreme 15 day lockdown, and the … Continue reading 500 Irish and British citizens stranded in Peruvian Coronavirus lockdown

Taking the High Road: Our Politicians and their Past

  Maeve McTaggart analyses Corbyn’s comments and Leo’s long pause on drug-use and the well-off, asking if our double standards leave us in an endless loop of looking at only part of the problem.  |“If there was a young white boy with blonde hair, who later dabbled in class A drugs, and conspired with a friend to beat up a journalist, would he deport that … Continue reading Taking the High Road: Our Politicians and their Past

We need to talk about Ireland’s attitudes to young people.

  Immediately before I started writing this, I went on to my town’s community Facebook page.  It took approximately one minute to find what I was looking for. A discussion filled with comments on how the young people are a “disgrace”, that they’re filled with “the usual excuses”, and how they shouldn’t “wonder why they get a hard time”.   Maybe I am slightly biased – … Continue reading We need to talk about Ireland’s attitudes to young people.