All posts by Ciaran Brennan

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

Operation Arbacia: The End of the Road for Dissident Republicanism?

Dennis McFadden — MI5’s Man in Saoradh What meagre potential there existed for dissident republicanism to reformulate itself as a viable force post-Brexit was scuttled in recent weeks, with arrests en masse of New IRA members and sympathisers on the...

/ 04/10/2020

People Before Profit Rocked by Further Sexual Abuse Allegations

Longstanding tensions among left-wing factions blew up last week over the coming forward of various women alleging sexual harassment in Dublin branches of People Before Profit (PBP), as well as an alleged tendency within the party's leadership to sweep allegations...

/ 22/09/2020

Udo Ulfkotte: Was a Nationalist Journalist Murdered in Germany?

Occupied Germany and Ireland’s Alternative Timeline Think of the following alternative historical timeline.  In the 1970s the conflict in Northern Ireland spills over into the 26-county state with the Provisional IRA seizing effective control of the Republic as the Leinster...

/ 20/09/2020

Toothbrush Totalitarianism: Jedward & Book Burning

With our newfangled culture wars reaching fever pitch after a summer of tumultuous protests induced by the death of George Floyd, there is an increasing chance for Z-list celebrities to reinvent themselves as progressive warriors in the new cultural battlefield....

/ 18/09/2020

The Oireachtas Euthanasia Bill is Hypocritical Amid Corona Crisis

A matter of perhaps supreme irony amid the current corona crisis is the appearance of a Bill on the Oireachtas floor to legalise euthanasia in the Republic as well as the support it has received from the media galleries. While...

/ 15/09/2020

GolfGate: Irish Political Class Enters Collapse Mode

Another political nail was driven through the coffin of the luckless Martin premiership this morning, with news of the resignation of Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary on the charge of violating fresh new lockdown protocols he himself had signed off...

/ 21/08/2020

Nextpolis – Why Did The Irish Government Consider Selling Parts of Ireland For a Chinese City-State

A bout of mild mortification gripped the Department of Foreign Affairs this week, or at least should have, following a revelation by The Times newspaper. The revelation was of lobbying by property magnate Ivan Ko, who sought  to plant a...

/ 29/07/2020

Who is Funding the “You Don’t Get to Be Racist and Irish” Billboards?

Woke Capital in the Fair City As the new cultural revolution unfolds across the Western world, the thoroughfares of Dublin are the latest to be transformed to reflect the new order. You do not have to be an eagle-eyed Joycean...

/ 21/07/2020