In what might seem (to the untrained eye) to be another humdrum quango involved in the tedious business of organising elections lie many grave threats to Ireland’s struggling democracy.

Ireland’s new Electoral Commission, founded in April of this year, will be regulating political ads to ensure they don’t contain “misinformation”, Art O’ Leary, CEO has said in an interview with Newstalk.

The body was established by the Irish government in February 2023 to fulfil a variety of roles, including reviewing constituency boundaries, registering political parties, and more.

The agency is also tasked with suppressing supposed “misinformation” during election time. Art O’Leary, who is chief executive of the body, discussed this and more during an interview on Newstalk’s “Let Me Explain” podcast with Seán Defoe. “We do have a role in ensuring that the public have correct information,” O’Leary said.

To the eye untrained at reading between the line with regards to Irish politics, Art O’Leary’s comments, and indeed the very existence of the Electoral Commission itself, might seem innocuous, the normal functioning of a government bureaucracy intent on the smooth administration of elections.

Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Cracks first start to appear when one peaks into Mr. O’Leary’s occupational history.

On the Electoral Commission website: “Art O’Leary was appointed Chief Executive Officer by Cabinet decision on 30 May 2023. He was previously Secretary General to the President, Secretary to a number of Citizens’ Assemblies and worked in the Houses of the Oireachtas for 20 years”. O’Leary is clearly not the impartial, objective bureaucrat one would desire for this role. He has, in fact, worked with Fianna Fail and Fine Gael TDs for over twenty years. There is not even the slightest effort at maintaining impartiality.

Even more egregious is the case of Maria Baker Supreme Court Justice, also a member of the Comission. As a board member of the Electoral Commission, while simultaneously as a member of the Judicial system, Judge Baker may well be asked to pass judgement on the legality of the same laws and policies that she herself had a role in creating. It is hard to fathom of a more serious violation of the Separation of Powers doctrine, a doctrine widely considered fundamental in any democratic system.

More information on the new Electoral Commission (first established 2023), can be found on the newly founded agency’s website. Here, the dire implications of government overreach become even more apparent to the astute reader.

Here, one sees that the Electoral Commission gives, for the first time, the ability of the government to limit the flow of information via political advertising, journalism, or social media. Outlined in the objectives of the Electoral Commission, is its role in “Countering electoral fraud, post-truth politics, foreign electoral intervention” later described as “Misinformation, Disinformation”. Evidently, the Irish government do not trust the Irish people enough to come to the correct conclusions should free access to media sources be given to them.

As part of the widely accepted definitions of “Post-truth politics” or “disinformation”, something need not be technically false to be a lie, if it is part of a narrative, that the government thinks is overall, “not true” – as judged by the opinions of government appointed “Experts” – Ireland’s equivalent of our social betters. Under the Electoral Commission’s writ, any assertion contrary to “widely accepted fact” as defined by these experts, can be censored and considered “Hate Speech”.

Examples of such speech could include assertions that men cannot become women, immigration leads to lower wages for indigenous working classes, or diverse societies have lower levels of social cohesion. Or pointing out that many of those applying for asylum in Ireland do not in any sense meet the standard put forward by the UN Charter regarding asylum seekers etc. etc. 

All such information will likely be regarded by the Electoral Commission as unacceptable, and will therefore be banned under the commission’s broad powers under the Electoral Reform Act 2022, passed under the aegis of hapless Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien.

The law gives no right or ability to appeal any decision made by the seven members of the Electoral Commission Board.

This nightmarish Bill represents a further curtailment of the democratic process, and the ability of Irish people to make their own decisions after a careful dissection of various viewpoints and their merits, as has been previously been their right under the principles of the Jeffersonian Democracy model that has predominated in the western world since the end of the Second World War.

 Instead, under the new ‘democratic’ model being implemented by the Electoral Commission, the ignorant hoi polloi of Ireland (aka the electorate), will be constrained to a increasingly narrow set of acceptable opinions set by a tiny, hereditary and authoritarian elite, who are exclusively neo-liberal, globalist and secular in their politics, and heavily influenced by the politics and ponderings of the American academic left. 

Some may argue that the passing of the Electoral Commission Act of 2022, is just another example of Ireland following other European and Anglosphere democracies via adjusting to a new 21st century model of democracy, which eliminates traditional individual rights, such as Free Speech, the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty, the right to protest etc, in favour of the amorphous and poorly-defined concept of the “Common Good”. If one takes this view, one may consider the current ruling classes in Ireland to be mere lemmings, following in the footsteps of other, larger, and more influential countries, who do not suffer from the intellectual stagnation and academic conformity that has  pervaded Irish society for som years

However, in conjunction with the Hate Speech Bill, implementing one of the world’s highest per capita immigration rates, and the transformation of Ireland’s education system so that it heavily emphasises the principles of Critical Race Theory, the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Model and transgressive Gender Ideology, Ireland has undergone the process of implementing the Neo-liberal agenda with more gusto than any other European country or American state, with Canada and California, being the only two possible exceptions. Seemingly, our political, legal and academic leaders have become that rarest thing in Irish politics, the True Ideologue – the True Believer. As the actions of our wealthy and influential NGOs in Brussels would suggest, it is Ireland that is pushing Brussels further into the dark pit of neo-liberal globalism, not the other way around.

The Irish people, are therefore, it seems, being used as a laboratory for the most extreme excesses of the world’s neo-Marxist elite, without any idea of what the results will be from this radical experiment.

Will the Irish people ever again resist and fight back against tyranny, as we have done so many times in our glorious past? Time, and the upcoming election will tell. 

Posted by The Burkean


  1. Helen McAfrica of "We Owe The Entire World Social Welfare And FreeHouses LTD." 26/09/2023 at 10:31 pm

    I see the naysayers are out again questioning the principles of a dictator such as myself that is under a legal and moral obligation to carry out the agenda of my non-elected governing officials in brussels and the masonic secret societies that are puppeteering them. Me and Roddy are the best boys and girls in class. We get special kudos and privileges from our international buddies carrying out irish population replacement agenda.

    I am your GOVERN-mind and what i say goes, i want to house the entire world on our little island and if you disagree with me, i have a anti-free speech law in the works to silence you peasant naysayers, to hell with the constitution, my non-elected governing masters in belgium supercedes any of your backwards irish constitution. Respect your betters.

    We need nore ghettos, more indian takeaways and more hijabs and burkas, this is the cultural enrichment that we so desperately need, i am sick and tired of irish stew, taytos and all the white people everywhere, they don’t even have a tan, just way too white, we need more diversity, we need brown people, the more the better, now don’t be a naysayer, i am sick and tired of white men around me, i want some attention and spice from african men.

    We also need more doctors and nurses from all across the world because our own irish doctors and nurses don;t want to live at home with their mum and dad anymore, the absolute cheek of them to emigrate to other destinations so they can afford housing, when we so desperately need them to cater to our overcrowded hospitals and GP surgeries, packed to the brim with our new irish, we need to push irish people aside on waiting lists because we are under a moral and legal duty to cater to our new irish first.

    It would be racist not to cater to our new arrivals first, we need to make them feel at home, in fact we must give them all homes over the irish first, the irish can wait as they are not from war torn countries, only we as your GOVERN-mind get to define what a war torn region is, DON’T QUESTION US!

    We need, fresh ideas, new adventures, membership of nato and encouraging ukraine to fight to the last ukrainian as we bring more pakistani and, guatemalan men to our shores because they are all ukrainian too, all are welcome, even pygmies, they are ukrainian too and irish if they want to be, we can all identify as anything nowadays, i identify as a willing serveant of my masonic international masters and i stand proud in seeing ireland becoming culturally enriched, to hell with irish stew and taytos, i have kebabs and Abacha and Ugba.


  2. Julie From Antifa 27/09/2023 at 8:24 am

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    Say it loud say it clear, your tax is funding all of them here.

    Say it loud say it clear, Fakeugees arrive without passports here.

    Say it loud, say it clear, WE HAVE NO BORDER CONTROLS HERE.

    Say it loud say it clear, we are all insane here.


  3. RodDick 0 Gayman 27/09/2023 at 8:44 am

    Me and HeLLena will teach you naysayers the errors of your ways with our piece of paper that will silence you, GIDDY GIDDY.

    How fucking dare you criticise my love for fine handsome sexy third world men from africa and the middle-east, i like the wildness, me and Leo (My Secret Crush) will be flashing our socks at these studs.

    We have a moral and legal obligation to bring them here.

    I just love the sight of tanned sexy foreign men, like my secret desire in scottish parliament, pakistani Humza Yousaf, a real fine specimen of a man that really turns me on, UFFFF.

    We welcome tanned sexy foreign men of fighting age here, we love the excitement of it all. We will be changing Dublins name to Dublinistan.

    We will be putting the LAGOS in IRLagos.

    You naysayers will be obeying my piece of paper that makes free from criticism.

    Giddy Giddy, i shall have a sip of my Champagne Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 later with my BF, you peasants could not afford my champagne socialist delights.


  4. Daniel BUCKLEY 27/09/2023 at 12:55 pm

    The Electoral Commission has failed to address the most egregious defect in Irelands Electoral process.
    That is the reform of the Electoral Register.
    The Register has not been updated for decades and contains thousands of eligible voters at rest in the graveyards of Ireland.
    It is a normal requirement in other democracies to update the Elecoral Register annually,to account for deaths.
    This is the hidden constituency that arises to vote when called upon by corrupt election manipulators.
    There can be no trust in Irelands Electoral Process until the Register is verified as containing only eligible living citizens.
    The chain of custody of ballot boxes is also a weakness in our Electoral process,’
    Previously assigned to the Defense Forces to assure security and integrity of the vote , this is no longer the case.
    The ballot boxes in foreign elections, are normally of clear perspex, to prevent’ pre-stuffing’ of boxes ,this is not the case in Ireland.
    The ballot boxes in Ireland are open to ‘stuffing’ before arriving at the Voting Centres and also to ‘switching’ during transport between Voting and Count Centres.
    There can be no confidence or Trust in the Electoral process in Ireland until these weaknesses are addressed.
    Verification is a pre-requitive of trust and can never be assumed in the fragile democracy of present day Ireland.
    The days of the naive,trusting Irish with unquestioning faith in their Govt has gone the way of O’Leary in his grave.


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