Month: September 2018

Will Sex-Selective Abortion be Part of Ireland’s Future?

Last week, something strange happened in the United Kingdom, something quite topical given recent events here. The Labour MP Naz Shah, the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities on Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench, called for a ban on a...

/ 30/09/2018

Free Speech Ireland – A New Project

You could be forgiven for thinking that setting up a college society is a relatively inconspicuous endeavour that rarely draws attention from the student body. Usually, it is those students who are passionate and interested in the new venture that...

/ 26/09/2018

Mahmoud Abbas Should Not be Welcomed, or Funded, by Ireland

On Saturday, the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Dublin and met the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as well as the Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Judging by the photograph of the happy threesome, Varadkar seems to have enjoyed the occasion. It was certainly...

/ 25/09/2018

Denials and Misinformation on the Horror of the Gulags

Not too long ago, London’s Goldsmith LGBTQ+ Society described life in the Gulag system as “a rehabilitory one and self supporting, a far cry from the Western, capitalist notion of prison,” adding that “The Soviets did away with life sentences...

/ 24/09/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – The National Party

The greatest folly of an Irish conservative is thinking that society is always on his side; many conservatives still believe that they are defenders of the status quo against the excesses of liberalism. May 25th shattered this. Regardless of how...

/ 23/09/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – Irexit Freedom Party

On September 8th, over 400 people attended our conference and AGM in Dublin. Those in attendance were both young and old, liberal and conservative, left and right leaning in their political ideology. Indeed many had no identifiable political ideology at...

/ 21/09/2018

The Trinity Philosophical Society Needs to Man Up

It’s official, the Trinity Philosophical Society, or the Phil as everyone likes to call it, has finally lost what little was left of its spine. Its record has been questionable in terms of supporting free debate on the campus of...

/ 20/09/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – Renua

Renua Ireland is a modern, open, collaborative political party designed to engage the nation in a new political and social conversation. The party’s six pillars reflect our core beliefs and priorities. We seek to have these pillars reflected across our...

/ 19/09/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – Young Fine Gael

This autumn, students all over Ireland will be starting or returning to life on their college campuses, and those of a political mindset might consider joining one of the various political parties on campus. The below is my effort as...

/ 18/09/2018

Political Quotas are a Cynical Attempt to Strangle the Right

A local government bill due to be published before the end of 2018 will set quotas to encourage more diversity in politics. Supposedly political parties could be forced to fill up to 40% of their nominations with women, migrants, and...