Breaking In

The prison industrial complex has been shaping criminal justice for decades, writes Lauren Mulvihill – but what are the implications? It’s unusual to hear of anyone trying to break in to prison, and yet something to this effect has been happening since the 1980s. The past few decades have seen a massive increase in the number of prisons being passed from states to private contractors. … Continue reading Breaking In

What will Ireland look like in 2040?

Motley staff writer Ryan O’Neill speaks to Minister Simon Coveney about his new National Planning Framework proposal and the Fine Gael leadership change When I arrived in Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office I am greeted by an amiable secretary, with whom I participate in small talk with in regards to the Minister’s no doubt packed schedule. “Oh, it doesn’t even phase him” she incredulously asserts. … Continue reading What will Ireland look like in 2040?

The Bull In The China Shop

Current Affairs Editor Hassan Baker interviews Professor Ann Lee on the Chinese Economy. In every Trump campaign speech montage that we’ve been bombarded with on social media, we’ve heard the word ‘China’ with an alluring emphasis on the ‘n’, repeated like some sort of hypnotic mantra. However the Trump campaign and the media have never really touched on why this country and its economy has … Continue reading The Bull In The China Shop

French Election 2016: Stabilizing or the next big shock?

Motley staff writer Ryan O’Neill assesses the candidates of the upcoming French presidential election While the aftershock of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election vi ctory continues to reverberate in the global political hemisphere, another of the world’s traditional major powers is steeling itself for its own day at the polling stations in 2017. On April 23rd France will elect the 25th President of the Republic, … Continue reading French Election 2016: Stabilizing or the next big shock?

Irish Health Care: A Fundamental Reform Proposition

Current Affairs Editor Hassan Baker interviews Róisín Shortall TD on the health service reform proposed by her party, The Social Democrats. The long waiting periods, and not enough beds or trollies are all the rage when it comes to any discussion regarding the Department of Health. The Social Democrats are proposing a reformation of the health service in Ireland, emphasising on the move from a … Continue reading Irish Health Care: A Fundamental Reform Proposition

Portrait of a New America

Let’s paint a picture of Trump’s America…. Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha illustrates the limbo period between President-Elect Trump and President Trump. Donald trump shocked the world by securing victory as president-elect on the 8th of November. He has not left the headlines since his surprise win and is the subject of endless discussion, not least because he continues the global trend of unpredicted right wing victories. He … Continue reading Portrait of a New America