Alana Daly Mulligan

Freaking Out: Motley talks with Nile Rodgers

By some miracle, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer and producer Nile Rodgers agreed to talk with Motley Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan about music, activism, his passion for change, and his journey with addiction. 

Facing the Truth While Holding Hands with Controversy: Law-Abiding AI & Crime

Alana Daly Mulligan looks at the use of Artificial Intelligence by police and asks the question, is our privacy worth our protection, and how protected are we? Content Warning: This article contains a discussion of image-based sexual abuse, sexual violence & paedophilia which some readers may find upsetting.    Whether or not you agree with police, […]

Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan talks UCC, Celtic Mythology, Disney+ and more.

World-renowned author and recent UCC Graduate Rick Riordan talks with Alana Daly Mulligan about studying in UCC, the power of mythology, the upcoming Percy Jackson series on Disney+, and the politics of writing in the YA stratosphere.  For over two decades, the reimagined world of ancient gods and their progeny in our contemporary present have […]

So Much Is In a Name: Tim Chadwick on Identity and Self-Love in his New EP Timothy

Just ahead of his EP release, Alana Daly Mulligan talks with Tim Chadwick on his ever-evolving sound, soul-exposés, and role as Ireland’s first self-love musical icon.    In January 2019 under the flickering fluorescent lamps of Crane Lane, during a time when live events were tangible realities and not just cigarette smoke-infused memories, I met […]

Touch Starvation – the Sex Lives of UCC Students During COVID-19

The Motley Current Affairs Team have collated the sexiest survey ever performed in UCC because who doesn’t need some statistical sexual voyeurism in their lives right now? Written & compiled by John Hunter and Alana Daly Mulligan.   COVID-19 has impacted our lives in many ways: online learning, reduced travel, restricted gatherings, closed bars and […]