60s Counterculture and Psychedelic Fashion

By Grace Claro   Motley Fashion Editor Grace Claro takes a trip back to the 1960s when the world became entranced by the psychedelic craze in art, music, and fashion.   The 1960s was a decade of political upheaval and social justice agitation with the Space Race, the Civil Rights movement in America, and the […]

Drugs n’ Robots!

by Eoin Shortiss Eoin Shortiss explores the dangers of reliance on recreational drugs through the novel-turned-stage musical, ‘Be More Chill’. I know nothing about drugs. The biggest high I’ve gotten from a drug (besides alcohol) happened that one time I misread the recommended dose on a box of paracetamol. But even I can see that […]

Driven by drugs: Motley survey reveals need for speedy education

by Molly Kavanagh and Stephen Moynihan   Drug driving is a problem which cuts through a large cross-section of Irish society. However, the prevalence it has amongst people of typical university-going age is worth emphasising – and it doesn’t make for pretty reading.    According to the most up-to-date statistics from UCD’s Medical Bureau of […]

Life After Heroin: A Conversation with James Leonard

It was January 2020 when James Leonard from Knocknaheeny, Cork became a household name. His story of addiction, imprisonment and homelessness offered the nation a previously unheard insight into the trials faced by those living in areas subject to devastating neglect and stigma.    Motley’s Emer Walsh talks to James Leonard about life after heroin. […]

Insane for Cocaine

  by Emily Osborn   Emily Osborn looks at the glamorization of cocaine in popular media. The idyllic “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle has been romanticised in media for decades. This inadvertently has led to drug use itself being glamorised, with certain drugs adapting to this role more than others. According to a […]

Lord Mayor launches ‘What’s in the Powder?’ campaign aimed at student population

Report: Motley Staff The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Criona Ni Dhalaigh, today launched a campaign urging students to think about drug use, and in particular about drugs sold in powder form. The ‘What’s in the Powder?’ campaign is the result of a collaboration between three Dublin universities – DIT, TCD, and UCD and the Ana Liffey Drug Project. Resources created […]