UCC’S Toilets – Ranked

    You all asked, and we listened: Eilís Cooney takes us on a trip around UCC’s favourite facilities. Ed note: this piece nor its author is in no way affiliated with the Instagram account @anotherdirtytoilet or its admin. In fact, this has been in my inbox since September, only Eilís provided us with too much information to contain in one article, and we’ve been … Continue reading UCC’S Toilets – Ranked

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.

Trigger Happy – Gun Culture in Trump’s America

In the aftermath of recent mass shootings in the US, Maeve McTaggart explores why America is still holding onto guns. A painting of George Washington, a Founding Father of the United States, belittled the nation’s 45th President as he delivered a press conference before the portrait on Monday August 5th. “My fellow Americans, this morning, [we are] overcome with shock, horror, and sorrow,” he said, … Continue reading Trigger Happy – Gun Culture in Trump’s America

Motley Tries Excuses, Excuses!

I’m going to be honest. I never really set out to write about New Year’s Resolutions. I mean, come on, let’s be practical for a second. A Motley Tries piece about New Year’s Resolutions? I know I’m good and all, but setting, failing and reflecting on a year’s worth of promises within the first two weeks of January is infeasible to begin with. And don’t … Continue reading Motley Tries Excuses, Excuses!

Shattering the Illusion

Chloe Harte discusses the less glamorous side of an Erasmus. As members of the ‘Instagram generation’ we have been subconsciously imbued with a romanticised perception of living abroad; in other words, we’ve given ourselves ‘notions’. Social media led me to expect that Erasmus would find me an instant circle of multicultural friends, a pint of Orchard Thieves in every city in Europe, and the sudden … Continue reading Shattering the Illusion