All posts by Ciaran Brennan

LGB Alliance Ireland and Ireland’s New TERF Wars

Few could have ignored the sanguinary factional dispute among Irish progressives during the past few weeks over the apparent emergence of liberal TERF groups dedicated to overthrowing Ireland’s inordinately lax transgender laws. Not ones to take political dissonance lightly, the...

/ 15/11/2020

Who is Behind Ireland’s Newest Mosque Development in Lucan?

Despite residential complaints and planning objections, An Bord Pleanála last week gave the rubber stamp on the development of a purpose built Islamic centre and mosque in the West Dublin town of Lucan.  A planned multi-storey development complete with a...

/ 10/11/2020

Against the 27th: More Open Borders Activism on Irish Campuses

Another week and another open borders organisation has been birthed on Irish campuses seeking to crowbar open the nation's already loose migration regime.  Formulated over the previous six months, 'Against the 27th' is a new student-led campaign that has commenced...

/ 06/11/2020

Time for Ireland to Say Goodbye to Pax Americana

2020 — The American Bogside? As dawn breaks on election day in America never has a modern presidential contest had such little grip on the global attention span. While no way short of drama and meddling by Big Tech and...

/ 03/11/2020

Who is the CIA Linked Consultancy Firm Directing the Irish Government’s Health Crisis PR response?

Merrion Street’s PR Blowout The Department of Health and Taoiseach Martin put out a small media fire last month over the former’s use of a private PR firm to help manage the government’s response towards the current crisis. Eerily reminiscent...

/ 31/10/2020

Are the Photos and Testimonies for Ebun Joseph’s new diversity consultancy real?

In a year characterised by professional adversity to millions, Dr Ebun Joseph is a figure who has catapulted herself to the forefront of the nation's emergent diversity industry. Opining on matters of racism most notably the removal of alleged slave...

/ 28/10/2020

TCD LawSoc’s Award to Simon Harris an Act of Obliviousness

To the audible sigh of half the country, Trinity College’s LawSoc has engendered a certain degree of online criticism for its announcement to award former Health-turned-Higher Education Minister Simon Harris the (supposedly) coveted Praeses Elit award for his work as...

/ 20/10/2020

Is Ireland’s International Student Bubble About to Burst?

Corona and Third Level’s Financial Circuit Breaker The interruption of lectures twinned with a sharp decline in international students has precipitated a cash flow problem for the majority of Irish universities, Trinity not least among them. With Queen's College Belfast...

/ 18/10/2020

Institute For Strategic Dialogue: Who is The New Anti-Populist NGO on the Block in Ireland?

Irish media outlets appear to have expanded their rolodexes recently for voices opining against the rise of populism and so called 'fake news' online with the inclusion of representatives from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) on the national airwaves....

/ 16/10/2020

LetIrelandLive: Antifa’s Last Throw of the Dice in Dublin

Yesterday’s papers carried news of clashes Saturday afternoon at the anti-lockdown ‘Let Ireland Live’ demonstration. Unusually, the media also largely admitted to have been instigated by Left street activists through an informal alliance of football ultras and Left Republicans. Billed...

/ 12/10/2020