Love Éire, Keep Blasphemy, Vote No – But Not For Why You Think

Ireland is changing. Ireland is changing from what used to be a nation of small, rural communities into something akin to a satellite nation of the United States and the greater anglosphere, with all the trinkets and trappings of American...

/ 24/10/2018

Why Jordan Peterson is Wrong

With Professor Peterson’s recent return to Dublin, we’re given an opportunity to re-examine some of the ideas he put forth during his last visit. The Peterson/Harris debate on the 14th of July cost me roughly €70. Not a small sum...

/ 23/10/2018

Why Didn’t the Irish Rebel? Explaining Post-Crash Inertia

The question of how the Irish elite avoided being overthrown, if not publicly hanged, in the aftermath of the Great Recession must surreptitiously linger in the minds of those in the corridors of power to this day. Despite the recent...

/ 22/10/2018

Freedom of Speech is Not Just a Human Right – it’s a Human Necessity

For most of history saying something that contradicted those in power was a crime, in many cases punishable by death. Gradually people realised, we’re not truly free unless we can speak our mind, decide the words we use, and criticise...

/ 21/10/2018

Faith Goldy’s Campaign for Toronto Mayor – An Exercise in Media Power

Faith Goldy, a Canadian political commentator formerly with Rebel Media, is a contender in the election for Mayor of Toronto, to be held this Monday. She’s running an above-board and professional campaign, her message seems fairly solid, and her campaign’s...

/ 20/10/2018

Simon’s Game Plan is Beyond Cynical: Make it Stop!

Simon Harris looks and acts like a man with a plan. It is not a nice plan. In fact, it is a deeply cynical plan. But the signs are that Harris’s plan is working, at least for now, and at...

/ 19/10/2018

Language, Spin and Irish Politics

“It seems that our public life is now to be dominated by spin and that plain speaking is elided in favour of meaningless public relations speak.” - Mr. Justice Peter Charleton In his latest report on the Disclosures Tribunal, Mr....

/ 17/10/2018

The Irish Presidential Election Doesn’t Matter and Distracts Us From Real Issues

A future Irish historian glancing over some of the headlines in the Autumn of 2018 would be surprised at the national fixation with the 2018 Irish Presidential Election. This fixation could have been forgiven had the race been dogged with...

/ 13/10/2018

RTÉ is Useless – Defund it and Let the Market Decide

Nobody likes RTÉ television. I mean nobody. If you ever bothered to ask anyone about the station (and let’s face it, you never have or will), the only response you’d get is a shoulder shrug and maybe, just maybe, “ah...

/ 11/10/2018

Welcome to The Burkean

One year ago the Burkean Journal launched in Trinity College Dublin with the dream to create a conservative voice for students across Irish universities. A year later, we are here to welcome our readers back to The Burkean - the...

/ 09/10/2018