All posts by Pearse Mulligan

Irish Big Tech’s Links To Left-Wing Activism

With social media becoming increasingly ingrained in the daily lives of users through laptops, smartphones and tablets, our ways of speech and expression can be said to reflect these developments and changes.  To paraphrase the Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan,...

/ 04/12/2020

Disquiet On The Eastern Front: Ireland Backs Colour Revolution in Belarus

The re-election of Alexander Lukashenko in August as the president of Belarus spurred protests and initiated widespread outcry on mainstream media. Much lionising has been made of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition leader, who has recently called on Ireland to be...

/ 13/11/2020

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

The Proxy Warriors Of Balbriggan

Balbriggan is noteworthy for several reasons. Having grown rapidly in population in the post-Celtic Tiger years, the seaside town has one of the highest concentrations of people born outside of Ireland, and whose national origin is from outside of Ireland....

/ 13/02/2020

Corporate Social Responsibility In A Post-Irish Ireland

The winners of this year’s BT Young Scientist Awards saw much praise from mainstream Irish media. Entitled “A statistical investigation into the prevalence of gender stereotyping in 5-7 year olds and the development of an initiative to combat gender bias”,...

/ 19/01/2020

The Underhanded Neo-Gombeens

I had a chat once with my old landlady about the meaning of that word 'gombeen' prompted by Varadkar appearing on the telly one evening. She said “I don't think there's any gombeens left anymore.” She spoke as if it...

/ 08/04/2019

Irish Conservatives and Nationalists Need a Mythos

There is much that can be said about Peter Hitchen's 2010 book, The Rage Against God, that is relevant to modern Ireland. Though the author delivers a critique of secularism from the platform of his Anglican faith, the trends that...

/ 04/02/2019