Fake Controversy and the High Court’s Citizenship Ruling

On the 18th of August a calamity happened, or so the immigration lawyers would have you believe. Mr Justice Max Barrett, in a landmark High Court ruling, held that the Minister for Justice could not offer exemptions to a clause...

/ 21/07/2019

Irish Republicanism has Exhausted Itself

Twenty years of peace has done more to harm the fortunes of Irish republicanism than thirty years of warfare. Republicanism in 2019 finds itself between the Scylla and Charybdis, of bungling dissidents and a post-nationalist Sinn Féin. The botched murder...

/ 13/07/2019

Ireland’s Emerging Rightist Media Nexus

This is intended to be a resource on Irish-oriented right-wing media platforms, most typically YouTube channels, but also encompassing other formats.  There is an undeniable thirst for information sources outside of the narrow sliver of ideological choices available from the...

/ 09/07/2019

EU-Mercosur Deal is a Symptom of Neoliberal Exhaustion

The culmination of twenty years of intermittent trade negotiations, the EU-Mercosur trade deal stands to open up fissures in Irish life. Aiming to liberalise trade barriers between the EU and the four membered South American bloc over a ten year...

/ 04/07/2019

The Single Plausible Case for Intervention Against Iran

We have been at this point before almost two decades ago – an autocratic regime with significant human rights abuses has antagonised the global hegemon, rumours swirl of a WMD-program and a jingoistic media hypes itself into a frenzy. There...

/ 27/06/2019

Thoughts on Irish Taxation

There is much discussion about the tax code; whether it is broad based and whether we should be running surpluses. It is assumed that surpluses are the definitive measure of fiscal responsibility, though this isn't always the case. Governments ran...

/ 22/06/2019

The Sunday Business Post’s Brown Scare

{This article is written in response to the Sunday Business Post piece “Ireland’s Alt Right: The people building an empire online” 16/6/19 detailing the apparent rise of an online far right presence in Ireland supported by foreign actors} If Ireland...

/ 17/06/2019

The Vox Journalist, The Mug Dealer, and the Fourth YouTube Apocalypse

For internet comedian Steven Crowder, it was simply just another day at the office. Some numpty at the Vox propaganda factory had just put out a video about one of the many nonsensical progressive talking points, and it was his...

/ 13/06/2019

Irish Anti-Trump Hysteria is Futile

Plenty of steam has (and will be) given off this week for the visit of President Trump to Ireland on the tail-end of his visit to Europe. Almost three years into his term, Ireland’s progressive classes have failed to properly...

/ 06/06/2019

The 2019 Local Elections: A Recap

Polling day has come and gone, and the posters have come down, and with everything said and done, nothing much has changed. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael increased their seats, the Green ripple shocked our media to its erogenous core,...

/ 31/05/2019