Category: Articles

The Burkean Interviews Maria Steen of the No Campaign

Maria Steen is at the forefront of the pro-life campaign in Ireland, and she is urging a No vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment tomorrow on May 25th. She is a spokeswoman for the Iona institute and...

/ 24/05/2018

A Doctored Solution

Photo: “The Rock of Cashel [...]” by RX-Guru is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Around the turn of the 12th century, Muirchertach Ua Briain, grandson of Brian Boru, had plans to become High King of Ireland. He couldn’t risk the...

/ 28/04/2018

Nazi Pugs and Free Speech in Modern Britain

Communists and Nazis Have No Sense of Humour In 1965 Milan Kundera wrote a dark satirical novel titled The Joke. The early portion of the book is set in 1950’s Czechoslovakia, which at the time was ruled by the Communist...

/ 12/04/2018

The Shape of Water’s Vulgar Relationship

The 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture was given to The Shape of Water. This film did not only skilfully prove our elders right by denominating what is vulgar as being related to the vulgus (the throng), it also contributed...

/ 11/04/2018

Towards an Irish Aliyah? Irish Diaspora Policy for the 21st Century

“The Irish nation cherishes its special affinity with people of Irish ancestry living abroad who share its cultural identity and heritage”- Bunreacht na hÉireann It is a common cliché that Ireland if it is to be anything must be more...

/ 28/03/2018

What is BDS really about?

With international reports linking SJP chapters in the USA with terrorism, and BDS in the UK with violence and antisemitism, what are we really being asked to vote on? Trinity College students want to be on the right side of...

/ 21/03/2018

Art Review: Seasons End: More Than Suitcases

What is art? Some art is used to evoke a sense of aesthetic pleasure in the viewer, whilst other pieces are created to do almost the exact opposite, perhaps to show them another side of the world. The exhibition Seasons...

/ 20/03/2018

A Proposal for a Course on National Studies

What with the “Beast from the East”, the upcoming abortion referendum and the ongoing crises in health and housing, you’ve most likely missed a double celebration of the Irish language that’s languishing at the bottom of the media’s priority list....

/ 15/03/2018

Reviving the Irish Revival

Many years ago, I tried to read Clive Barker’s gargantuan fantasy novel Weaveworld, which centres around a magical world hidden in a carpet. I didn't make it even half-way through its six hundred pages, and I only have a very...

Ireland and the Coming Post-Liberal Order

Cemented by solid gains made by Eurosceptic and ultranationalists parties this March, Italy now joins a list of nations breaking ranks from the American led liberal order pervasive across the continent since the fall of the Berlin Wall. With an...

/ 12/03/2018