“Alexa, Write Editorial”

Editor-in-Chief Matthew Moynihan reflects on a tumultuous year, an AI Government and the seismic impact Artificial Intelligence will play for decades to come.   To say it’s been a consequential few weeks since I last wrote to you would be the understatement of the century, or maybe just 2020, it’s been a long year.    […]

Motley Magazine Wins Best Publication!

Motley Magazine celebrates success for student journalism here in UCC   You know a lot of people have pointed to the fact that one cannot spell the word “Success” without the letters UCC, personally that was nothing more than a funny little coincidence until now. I am very excited to announce that earlier this morning […]

“The Times They Are a-Changin”

    Something that has always amazed me is that, to this day, the fantastic work young people do is often discounted. The ability of younger generations today to inspire real social change on a mass scale is often overlooked. For many in Ireland, the youth voice was thought to be a far-off cry, a […]

The Future Is Yours

So four issues of Motley, around 140 cups of hot chocolate and many nights of restless sleep later, here we are. For some reason, whenever the team and I start working on a new issue of Motley, I never cease to feel a sense of exhilaration and pride. This is an absolute testament to the […]

UCC the big winners at National Student Media Awards

Report: Motley Staff The 2016 National Student Media Awards took place last week in the Aviva Stadium. The event, sponsored by KBC and organised annually by oxygen.ie, was attended by more than 400 third level students, lecturers and Irish media professionals. For the first time in the history of the awards, University College Cork was the […]

English Graffiti on Every Wall

Ellen Desmond talks breaking the mould of a repetitive music scene with Árni Árnason of The Vaccines. It was 2011 when I first saw The Vaccines live. The Oxegen Festival was in full swing at Punchestown Racecourse, but no one wanted to come see the indie rock foursome. Determined, I abandoned my friends and went […]