Month: April 2018

A Doctored Solution

Photo: “The Rock of Cashel [...]” by RX-Guru is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Around the turn of the 12th century, Muirchertach Ua Briain, grandson of Brian Boru, had plans to become High King of Ireland. He couldn’t risk the...

/ 28/04/2018

When They Go Low, We Go High

The Minister for Health Simon Harris is a man on a mission. With the health service crumbling on his watch, he needs to divert the public’s attention away from his record, and so he’s focusing all his energies on the...

/ 25/04/2018

Examining Europe’s Recent Elections

The past month or so saw three major elections and many fascinating political events that came hand in hand with them. On the other side of the continent Vladimir Putin’s Russia-first mandate is stronger than ever following the presidential election...

On Belfast, Fintan O’Toole, and Male Honour

(Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding) The recent rape trial in Belfast, media coverage of texts and WhatsApp messages from those involved and the acquittal of all four defendants gave rise to a true national conversation, much of which was played...

/ 18/04/2018

Sexual Morality and the New Generation

2018 so far has seen an explosion of awareness and discussion surrounding sexual misconduct and the wider context of sexual attitudes in our culture. Social media campaigns such as #MeToo and #IBelieveHer have highlighted society’s inability to mix “modern progressive”...

/ 17/04/2018

An Illegal, Dangerous and Pointless Attack

In the early hours of the morning on the 14th of April 2018 Syria came under attack yet again, this time from a combined strike by the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Not only was this attack completely...

Nazi Pugs and Free Speech in Modern Britain

Communists and Nazis Have No Sense of Humour In 1965 Milan Kundera wrote a dark satirical novel titled The Joke. The early portion of the book is set in 1950’s Czechoslovakia, which at the time was ruled by the Communist...

/ 12/04/2018

The Shape of Water’s Vulgar Relationship

The 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture was given to The Shape of Water. This film did not only skilfully prove our elders right by denominating what is vulgar as being related to the vulgus (the throng), it also contributed...

/ 11/04/2018

Senator Noone’s Tweet of Fame

Editorial Note: This article was originally published in the Burkean on the 3rd of April but it was lost when we were fixing our website in the last couple of days. Everyone deserves their 15 minutes of fame. Some are...

/ 11/04/2018

Burke’s Economy of Truth in the Abortion Debate and Beyond

In an age when truth is so delicate and oftentimes manipulated, there should be a greater desire for conservative institutions to treat it with respect and for the public to look for it with responsibility. Walking out from Trinity College...

/ 01/04/2018