The Benefits of Gaisce for UCC Students

Ronan Keohane and Orla Leahy talk about the benefits of Gaisce for students’ physical and mental health   What is Gaisce – The President’s Award?   Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme, originally founded by former Irish President, Mr. Patrick J. Hillery, that rewards young people for their participation, dedication, and discipline […]

The Benefits of Reading for your Wellbeing

By Lisa Ahern   During the first lockdown, I, like everyone else, was faced with a colossal amount of freetime. Naturally, I found myself glued to my phone. It wasn’t long before my screen time jumped to obscene numbers, with some days even reaching the double digit hours. Luckily, it was at this moment that […]

Horoscopes – January 2022

By Cian McDonnell As a new year dawns, find out what’s in store for you with this month’s Motley Horoscope!   Aries: It’s a new semester, and a whole new you! This month is your chance to rebuild yourself and… make all the same mistakes you’ve made up to this point. Because you’re really bad […]

The New Year’s Resolution Scam

by Áine Feeney As another countdown passes us by, millions of us woke up on January 1st with a fresh set of intentions for the upcoming year. Granted, by February most of us go back to our old fallible ways. Human beings are creatures of habit and even though we experience this moment of resolution […]


(a poem by Jessica O’ Brien written during the pandemic of 2021 after braving the hustle and bustle of Christmas time at Penneys)   i don’t remember the time before we were scared of each other’s fingertips before eyes were the only indication of emotion i remember coming home thoughtlessly  now I am my unclean, […]

Chronically Online

The worrying link between social media exposure and mental health By Róisín Dunlea   There’s no denying that it’s difficult for those of us classed as Millennials or Gen-Z to imagine an existence without social media networks, which serve not only as creative outlets but also as sources of news, entertainment, and inspiration for billions […]