Molly Kavanagh looks at the odds of a second term for America’s 45th President, preparing us for the fact that if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. The United States 2020 presidential election is less than one year away. The general consensus one year prior to the 2016 election was that Donald Trump would never be the Republican nominee. … Continue reading Trump’s 2020 chances: a Lie or a Landslide?
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. At least you, the reader, will be spared having to … Continue reading Me, Myself and Anarchy
Kyle McCarthy explains recent developments in climate legislation and why he believes the government is not doing enough to combat climate change. Just over one year ago, Greta Thunberg began a movement that on the 20th September saw millions of students unite, from the Pacific islands in the East, to the U. S. in the West, to demand one thing: that action be taken … Continue reading Politicians have failed us on climate change
Gael Cronin looks at the depth to which humanity can stoop when we prioritise wealth, turning a blind eye to suffering in the process. Fifty years ago, when people would be asked on the streets about what the post-2000 world would look like, many were very optimistic. The rapid evolution of science made us think that our cars would be flying and that … Continue reading The Luxury of Decency
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
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?