Category: International

Israel, an Irrational Hatred.

The last number of years have seen the Middle East descend into violence, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in Syria and a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. In Africa, Boko Haram has terrorised northern Nigeria with...

/ 22/11/2017

Conservatives Should Care About the Decline of the Centre Left

In covering international affairs over the past year the Irish mainstream media has almost exclusively focused on the fallout from the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s three ring circus in Washington. You could be forgiven for thinking there was little...

/ 15/11/2017

Trump: A Herald of the New Conservatism

Donald Trump has been the elected President of the United States for a year. As inconceivable as it seemed to his opponents before his election, it is a fact. Their difficulty in coping with it is entirely their problem. What...

/ 13/11/2017

The Myth of Angela Merkel’s Germany

In May, Angela Merkel declared that Germany could no longer rely on Germany’s strongest traditional allies - the United States and the United Kingdom. Instead, she confidently asserted that the destiny of the European continent was “in our own hands.”...

/ 15/10/2017

Australian Referendum: An Inside Perspective

As I write my first article for this journal, I’m watching the ferries meander around Sydney’s Circular Quay and considering how a loose-lipped drag queen ended up prompting my latest visit down under. In early 2014, Rory O’Neill (aka Panti...

/ 01/10/2017

When Even Sports Become Political

If you were hoping to relax and enjoy a nice game of football, beer in hand, chanting the national anthem with your homies to get away from the over-politicised world we now live in, think again. That old flame was...

/ 01/10/2017