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Cén fáth go bhfuil stiogma ag baint leis an gcéim sna healaíona? (Le comhairle úsáideach do mhic léinn ó Faye Murphy)

Le Aoife Ní Chrualaoich   Mar mhac léinn i mbliain na céime ag staidéar na healaíona idirnáisiúnta, tá mo sheacht sáith ráitis searbhasacha cloiste agam. Táim bréan de dhaoine eile ag magadh fúinn faoinár gcúrsa. Measann daoine áirithe gur cur amú ama é a bheith ag baint céim ealaíona amach. B’fhearr go mór fada dúinn […]

Tuairim: Cén fáth a bhfágann Éire iad siúd is mó i mbaol ar leataobh?

Ag breathnú siar ar stair na hÉireann, feictear oileán faoi chuing na daoirse. Is scéal lán le ganntannas é  – easpa cearta, easpa saibhris, easpa riachtanas bunúsach. Bhíodh muintir na hÉireann ag bun liosta na dtosaíochtaí i gcónaí – más féidir fiú tosaíocht a ghlaoch orainn. Ach anois, agus ó am na saoirse, arís is […]

Ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann sa tSeapáin – An turas fada ó Kyoto go Corcaigh

Scríte aige Seán Ó hUallacháin Tá clú agus cáil ar cheol traidisiúnta na hÉireann ar fud an domhain, agus is mó ceoltóir thar sáile a bhaineann triail as ár gceol ársa draíochtúil a sheinnt. Tír amháin ina bhfuil ceol na hÉireann ag dul ó neart go neart ná an tSeapáin. Bhí deis agam labhairt le […]

Breac: Aisteoireacht sa nGaeilge

Niamh Ní Léidí : Feidireachtaí sa gColáiste Nuair a bhí mé sa chéad bhliain in UCC ní raibh sé ar eolas agam go raibh cumann ann a dhéanann drámaí as Gaeilge. D’iarr mo chara orm dul go dráma deireadh na bliana agus bhí mé an-fiosrach mar gheall ar. Chuas ann léí agus bhí mé cinnte […]

A Dog is not just for Lockdown, It’s for Life

As we begin to emerge on the other side of Covid-19, Deputy Current Affairs Editor Natalia Karolina Gawlas discusses the lonely mid-pandemic and busy post-pandemic effects on animal shelters and their inhabitants.   A dog has always been described as the ultimate ‘man’s best friend’, and whoever came up with that phrase has always been […]

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How we see a Night Out

Sam Golden reflects on the importance of socialisation and how the covid-era has forced us to consider the true importance of a good night out.   In the last decade, the fixated idea of a night has almost become a cross between cultism and ancient tradition. Whether it be the Monday Club or a weekend […]

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How Universal Basic Income Could Revolutionise the Irish Social Safety Net

The implementation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has the potential to change Irish society, and the lives of Irish people for the better. UBI is defined as a universal, unconditional, periodic cash transfer, with the payments set at a level high enough to ensure an individual can live a life of dignity.   To […]

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Stuck Between a Hotel and a Hard Place

Cultural loss for economic gain in Ireland’s growing cities In this piece, Róisín Dunlea examines the effects that urban growth and development is having on the cultural identity of Irish cities.   In 2018, Cork City Council used a quote from poet Thomas McCarthy as part of its campaign to promote and celebrate business development […]

A Century of Hunger: Nadim Hussain and the Modern Fight with Traditional Means

Following 101 years since the death of Cork Mayor Terence Macsweeney, Motley’s Emer Walsh looks at our city’s most recent case of Hunger Strike and how the legacy of our revolutionaries is forced to live on in the 21st century.   Last month, Asylum Seeker Nadim Hussain, who has been living in Ireland for three […]

The Progression of Irish Female Athletes and the Global Movement Towards Equal Pay

The announcement of equal pay for the Irish women’s national football team is a landmark achievement for women’s sport. Current Affairs Editor Conor Daly looks at how this came to be and the work still to be done.   It would appear that we are living in an era of highly successful Irish athletes, and […]