Category: Culture & Arts

Ir-ish: Michael Brendan Dougherty and Erosions of Éire

Nationalism usually does not spring from the meatheaded conviction that one’s nation is best in every way, but from something like a panicked realization that nobody in authority or around you is taking the nation seriously, that everyone is engaged...

/ 13/09/2019

Central Bank Wages War on Dublin’s Cityscape

A relative oasis of tranquillity, Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance commemorates Ireland’s patriotic dead and provides some uplift in a benighted north inner city. Even if one has to step over half a dozen heroin addicts on the way there, through...

/ 08/09/2019

RTÉ’s New Propaganda Tax

The Television License is a scam. A tax designed to prop up the massive economic failure of RTÉ (which consumes a whopping 86% of the money gathered by the license), the existence of the charge is nothing short of complete...

/ 04/08/2019

In Memoriam Christopher Booker

On July 3rd Christopher Booker, the greatest journalist and social critic of the last 50 years, died. His fields of journalistic expertise were ‘global warming’, the EU, public scares, and the UK family courts. His criticism was focused on groupthink...

/ 02/08/2019

Versatile and The New Satanic Panic

Remember when all moral panics started with Conservatives? It used to be that when media started straying into risque territory, it was always the bible bashing Christian or the God-fearing Tory that got riled up in his righteousness, much to...

/ 27/07/2019

The Vox Journalist, The Mug Dealer, and the Fourth YouTube Apocalypse

For internet comedian Steven Crowder, it was simply just another day at the office. Some numpty at the Vox propaganda factory had just put out a video about one of the many nonsensical progressive talking points, and it was his...

/ 13/06/2019

The Peculiar Politics of the Eurovision

The Eurovision is a strange affair. While many turn their nose up at the competition for being rather low brow, it can be entertaining to watch if you go in with an open mind. In what other competitions do you...

/ 14/05/2019

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

Lessons from Fiction: Sauron and the State

The Lord of the Rings ranks as one of the greatest works of fiction of all time. Few great stories would be complete without a great villain – and J.R.R Tolkien’s masterpiece is no exception. In Sauron, the eponymous Lord...

/ 19/03/2019

Enviroment, Ignorance, and Gender Imbalances

This article concerns a lecture given in Trinity by former President Mary Robinson on the topic of climate change, and the political observations from analysing it and its attendees. I wasn’t exactly planning on going to any talks this week....

/ 21/02/2019