A Short History of Christmas

Christmas: that wonderful time of the year when the country, as well as the entire city of Dublin, seems to come alive with people. People who do merry things such as take up all the spots in the university library,...

/ 23/12/2018

The Making of the ‘New Ireland’

“Ireland had clung to her youth, indeed to her childhood, longer and more tenaciously than any other country in Europe, resisting Change, Alteration, and Reconstruction to the very last.”  ― Seán Ó Faoláin Ireland: Between the Idea and the Reality Oftentimes...

/ 18/12/2018

Book Review: Jordanetics

“Falsehoods have consequences, that’s what makes them false” – Jordan Peterson Jordanetics is not the book I expected it to be. I expected a political criticism of Jordan B. Peterson’s politics, a takedown of atomised individualism, and a nationalist defence...

/ 14/12/2018

Theresa May and the Brexit Betrayal

The political fault lines within the Tory party on EU membership and increased European integration have been the scourge of the party since the halcyon days of Thatcher.  The greatest exercise in the history of British democracy; the Brexit referendum,...

/ 13/12/2018

The Rush to Introduce Abortion Shows it Was Always About Politics

As the introduction of widespread abortion looms ever closer, the journey towards becoming this brave new Ireland suddenly appears to be fraught with difficulties. Before the referendum in May, Government politicians and pro-choice activists went to great lengths to accentuate...

/ 12/12/2018

The UN’s Global Migration Compact is a Recipe for Bad Policy and Social Unrest

This week, an Irish delegation joins representatives of some one hundred and sixty nations in Marrakesh, Morocco, to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Several countries, including the United States, Israel, Australia, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and...

/ 11/12/2018

Ireland is Wasting Time Tackling Climate Change

There’s been a lot of talk about climate change recently, this time spawned by the COP24 summit. However, despite this resurgence, we’ve heard nothing new. Reduce this, disaster that, “think of the coral reefs!” etc etc. According to this recent...

/ 10/12/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: The End

This short essay marks the end of the Burke’s Right Minds series, in which many of Ireland’s top Conservative and Libertarian figures explained not just what it is they believe, but why it is that they believe what they believe....

/ 07/12/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: Niamh Uí Bhriain – Progressive Nationalist

Burke’s Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  Why I am a progressive nationalist: I’ve spent most of my adult life working to...

/ 05/12/2018

Book Review: The Terror of Existence

Theodore Dalrymple is best known as a chronicler of British decline. A retired doctor and psychiatrist, he has written more books than most of us have had hot meals, but his most successful, Life At the Bottom and Our Culture,...

/ 04/12/2018