Month: April 2020

Forget about Cancellation, The Leaving Cert Needs to be Retired

The current Coronavirus epidemic has, if nothing else, revealed the immense fragility of the Irish state. While this truth can be seen in many areas, ranging from healthcare to employment, it is most obvious in the farcical responses to the...

/ 25/04/2020

Red Faces at the Phoenix

Irish media has not been spared the recent Corona-induced downturn as the economy enters a prolonged viral hiatus.  From the temporary lay-offs and streamlining of hacks at ‘Independent’ News and Media (INM), to a plethora of local titles hitting the...

/ 23/04/2020

Constructive Dialogues: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Gun Debate

Unquestionably, one of the most contentious issues in American politics is gun-control. Unlike other issues, such as immigration or climate-science, gun-related issues always appear after a serious shooting which often comes coupled with high casualties. When it comes to guns,...

/ 19/04/2020

The Programme for Government, not a Programme for Governance

The wait is over. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have finally revealed the Green Party’s manifesto as the basis for their coalition.  There are 10 broad and vague areas of interest with which they are seeking to entice the journalists...

/ 18/04/2020

Keelings: or How to Lose Friends and Infect People

As Ireland enters into the second month of its quarantine outrage has emerged at the importation of Bulgarian labour by the Ballyboughal-registered fruit company Keelings.  Announced over the past 24 hours, it has been revealed that the company had chartered...

/ 17/04/2020

Irish Antifa Project: Dr Lucy Michael

This is the latest part of an undercover investigation into the tacit and sometimes overt support for antifascist harassment among elements of the Irish media and political class. We advise you to listen to all leaked audio and read all...

/ 15/04/2020

Anti-Americanism is Essential for Anti-Globalism

In August of last year Shannon Airport closed temporarily on account of a fire on an US chartered carrier flying American military personnel to the Middle East. The closure was a stark reminder of the continued presence of American personnel...

/ 11/04/2020

Irish Antifa Project – Siona Cahill

This is the latest part of an undercover investigation into the tacit and sometimes overt support for antifascist harassment among elements of the Irish media and political class. We advise you to listen to all leaked audio and read all...

/ 05/04/2020

A Virus Against Liberalism

The spread of the coronavirus has become an issue that not only dominates global news, but has come to directly affect how we conduct ourselves in our everyday lives. As late as the first week of March, talk and gossip...

/ 03/04/2020

Irish Antifa Project: Aoife Gallagher – Storyful

This is the latest part of an undercover investigation into the tacit and sometimes overt support for antifascist harassment among elements of the Irish media and political class. We advise you to listen to all leaked audio and read all...

/ 01/04/2020