Motley Poetry: Way Back

By Glenn J. M. Bastide The road extended for leagues through thick woods, So quiet, I put a car for every three miles crossed, And on a night like this the very air was scented, Night I say though it couldn’t be dark, not here, We crossed unfinished houses and old ones ruined, Toads crossed our paths below, mosquitoes watching above They dived for me … Continue reading Motley Poetry: Way Back

So flippin’ French

Chloe Harte Stinky cheese, chic fashion and noir cinema: the ’30 seconds’ game description of France. However, does a stereotype detract from the value of a culture or does it merely serve as a signpost for navigating an unknown land? Gastronomically speaking, France stands up to every imaginable stereotype: mountains of cheese, fresh baguettes and the waft of croissant pastry tickling the taste buds of … Continue reading So flippin’ French

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

Pure Gold: Student claims the impossible

While the best of us struggle to put down a golden week, Leah Driscoll investigates rumors of completed golden years… Reports of what some are calling ‘UCC’s Golden Boy’ have been circulating campus in recent weeks. Motley can now exclusively confirm the existence of a UCC student with two straight years of perfect attendance. The suspect in question, who has yet to undergo forensic testing to … Continue reading Pure Gold: Student claims the impossible

SU President Election Q&A

Candidates for this Year’s SU Presidential Race recently sat down with Eoin McSweeney to talk manifestos and election promises George Gill Q: So you’ve mentioned in your manifesto an SU lottery. Do you think that students will have the money to participate in this? Well the tickets could be as low as a euro or two. I think that this being the price of a Mars Bar or … Continue reading SU President Election Q&A

Direct Provision

Laura Cashman speaks to a resident of the Kinsale Road Accomodation Centre about the reality of living in Direct Provision in Ireland The history of Direct Provision in Ireland is a short one. Increased inwards migration in the 90s meant the government had to adopt policies in accordance with this. In 1999, the Direct Provision system was introduced on a pilot basis. It was legalised … Continue reading Direct Provision