Tag: Identity

Ireland’s Existential Crisis: Culture and Identity in an age of Globalism

On a mild September morning, a demolition crew sets to work on their new project, a dilapidated suburban house in South Dublin. Before long, the structure is a heap of rubble, which will soon be cleared to make way for...

/ 17/10/2020

The Family in Large – The Foundations of Irish Nationality

Our national epic tells us that Ireland was settled by waves of invaders, each struggling against the other for ownership of Ireland. In the final struggle, the goddess Éiru gave the Sons of Mil permission to settle Ireland, in return...

JK Rowling, and Why Fiction is Dying

‘You reap what you sow’. After spending years feeding the progressive beast, JK Rowling has finally learned the meaning of this proverb.  How? Just like with any social media mob, it started when Rowling was caught espousing views that are...

/ 22/12/2019

The Policy of Mass Immigration is Incompatible with Sustainable Housing

The most well-known political issue in Ireland today is the housing crisis. A crisis of an overcrowded rental and property market, with record breaking rip-off prices. A crisis exacerbated by the continued expansion of luxury tourist accommodation as opposed to...

/ 05/12/2019

The Overton Hourglass

June, 2003: shortly after take-off, an ultralight aircraft crashes near Caro, Michigan. The pilot is a newlywed man in his early forties. He dies in the wreckage.  His name was Joseph Overton. In the world of politics, however, Joseph Overton...

/ 22/10/2019

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...

The Modern Irish Identity that We Want?

There's a strange moment in childhood on this Island where you must learn that you are Irish. I knew it in my own life and got to witness its cycle again in my sister fifteen years younger. "Is Ireland in...

/ 15/10/2017