All posts by Ciaran Brennan

Fairer Future: Time to Let Fianna Fáil Perish

As four months of protracted political horse-trading come to a close, it appears to be a most Pyrrhic victory for Micheál Martin. With the Taoiseach's office within grasp and a decade of post-Crash reform under his belt, the future should...

/ 17/06/2020

Ireland’s Top 10 Problematic Statues

A type of progressive iconoclasm appears to be the order of the day across much of the Western world this month. Buoyed on by the death of George Floyd, statues of historically racist individuals are biting the dust from King...

/ 10/06/2020

Black Lives Matter Dublin: Irish Cultural Colonisation and Left Hypocrisy

Dublin's streets could have been mistaken for inner city Los Angeles yesterday as it played host to its very own ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest.  Numbering the best part of three thousand strong, the protest came as the city is tentatively...

/ 02/06/2020

Cahersiveen: Irish Asylum System Enters Meltdown

Flanagan’s Folly : DP Outrage in Cahersiveen  As the days go by it becomes transparent that ongoing turmoil has blown the lid off the long existing fiasco of the Direct Provision system. A cause célèbre for both the open borders...

/ 22/05/2020

The Irish Right’s Truther Problem

Truther: “one who believes that the truth about an important subject or event is being concealed from the public by a powerful conspiracy.” The term conspiracy theory is a disingenuous phrase, largely manufactured to discredit genuine concerns about political and...

/ 07/05/2020

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

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

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

Progressive politicking invades The Hist

Trinity College’s Historical debating Society, commonly known asThe Hist,has a rather comfy position within the university resting on its laurels after centuries in operation. The quarter of a millennia old student society has acted as something of an incubator for...

/ 29/03/2020

Dear USI Executive: Resign

In 2017 Katie Ascough stirred up controversy, and was eventually impeached due to her pulping of SU material containing advice for the procurement of an abortion. While a bugbear of the conservative right on campus, those who turned the knife...

/ 12/03/2020