Tag: tradition

Terence MacSwiney Centenary: Modern Ireland and Historical Revisionism

Today marks the centenary of Terence MacSwiney’s death while in prison during the War of Independence. A playwright, poet, mayor of Cork and IRA commander, MacSwiney passed away after 74 days on hunger strike, bringing worldwide attention to the nationalist...

/ 25/10/2020

Paul Cullen: The Saviour of Irish Catholicism

[This article originally appeared here] Contrary to popular belief, Ireland hasn’t always been a bastion of Catholicism. Especially considering that most people nowadays – in their decadency - consider the Church’s condemnation of contraception as the pinnacle of Catholic belief,...

/ 26/07/2020

The Weight of Banality

Facts don’t care about your feelings. The phrase, associated with the American right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro, has by now become something of a cliché among conservatives. It’s usually aimed at “snowflake” liberals who (as the theory goes) prioritise emotion over...

Katherine Zappone and the Cult of Youth

Last week, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, made the following comment: “Young voices must be the loudest in deciding our future.” As partial truths go, surely that is up there with the worst of them. Not...

/ 01/10/2017

To Turn Back From the Rubicon

Recent years have been a time of great upheaval for the Irish people. The greatest change has been that the cultural and political differences that once revolved around religious and national affiliations have now been realigned along the conservative/liberal fault...

/ 01/10/2017