Editorial II- Mushrooms

By Editor-in-Chief Niamh Browne   Some of them can kill you, some of them taste delicious and some of them can make you see the face of God. I am of course talking about mushrooms. When proposing this theme, I knew these were the three things I wanted to discuss, mortality, pleasure and spirituality. A […]

Editorial for Issue 1- Borders

At our first Motley staff meeting of volume XVI our talented features editor Édith de Faoite sputtered across me: ‘She’s dead. She’s gone!’. This was the 8th of September, 2022. The Queen was dead. There was a collective exhale of ‘ah’ and everyone made an effort to read the room to see if a Ra […]

Editorial 1 – Gender

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Emer Walsh editor@motley.ie While initially filled with excitement at the prospect of returning to campus, I found it hard to plan for college this year. In an era governed by constant uncertainty, I had little idea of what to expect. But I’m surprised, and pleasantly so.  I’m hesitant to term this […]

Editorial #7: Protecting Our Student Media Ecosystem Requires Collaboration

by Matthew Moynihan   There is, I must admit, a ludicrous level of irony in the writing of this month’s editorial. By publishing the last editorial of my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Motley, I am making myself, albeit temporarily, unemployed. A perfect starting point for an issue themed on “The Future of Work”. It occurs […]

Fáilte Chuig Breac

  Niamh De Brún: Príomheagrathóir    Is iriseoir mé le Motley le dhá bhlian anuas. Fuarthas taithí san iriseoireacht agus mé ag obair leis an iris san ollscoil, grá mo chroí.  Idir cheolchoirmeacha, agallamheanna agus léirmheasanna, bhí spás cruthaitheach agam i gconaí i leathanacha Motley. Tá saol an mac léinn deacair, go háirithe le linn […]

Ag Athcruthú an Taithí Gaeilge

Emer Breathnach – Príomheagarthóir.  “An rud is giorradh don chroí, ‘sé is giorradh don bhéal.”     Tráth dá raibh, agus mé i mbun na hArdteiste, tuigtear dom don chéad uair gurb í an Ghaeilge mo theanga dhúchais. Chuir an tuiscint sin gliondar ar mo chroí. Dhá bhliain bheag roimhe, ní raibh ach cúpla focal agam […]