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 […]
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 […]
Me, Myself and Anarchy
So I put up a poll on my social media to see what people would be interested in reading and this article is the result of that vote. Truth be told, I’m somewhat terrified of doing such a topic justice inside such a word-count; this is already the third complete redraft of this article. […]
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, […]
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 […]