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

Medical Cannabis; The 2016 Bill

FORMER UCC SSDP AUDITOR, OLIVIA TEAHAN, SPEAKS TO GINO KENNY TD AND DISCUSSES THE LEGALISATION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS UNDER THE 2016 BILL In 2013, we saw Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill defeated in the Dáil. Most TDs opposed the full legalisation of cannabis. However, the debate on Ireland’s drug-related issues was most welcome, as was acknowledgement of the struggle that so many medicinal cannabis … Continue reading Medical Cannabis; The 2016 Bill

Puerto Rico: An Economic Crisis

Cillian Lyne details the specifics of the Puerto Rican Financial Crisis. A glance at any reputable Business based news source will reveal economic turmoil in Puerto Rico. For the casual reader this would elicit a calm “hmm” and a google search to determine where exactly Puerto Rico is before returning to reading the rest of the news. Puerto Rico is a trade hub between North … Continue reading Puerto Rico: An Economic Crisis

Crowns and Hijabs: The Iran Chess Championship Boycott

Female US Chess Champ Protests Being Forced to Wear a Hijab in the Iran World Championship documented by John A. O’Dowd. The 2016 US Women’s Chess Champion, Nazí Paikidze, has stated that she will not take part in the 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship, due to Iranian Penal Law dictating she must wear a hijab if she is to take part in the world tournament. … Continue reading Crowns and Hijabs: The Iran Chess Championship Boycott