All posts by Ciaran Brennan

Nextpolis – Why Did The Irish Government Consider Selling Parts of Ireland For a Chinese City-State

A bout of mild mortification gripped the Department of Foreign Affairs this week, or at least should have, following a revelation by The Times newspaper. The revelation was of lobbying by property magnate Ivan Ko, who sought  to plant a...

/ 29/07/2020

Who is Funding the “You Don’t Get to Be Racist and Irish” Billboards?

Woke Capital in the Fair City As the new cultural revolution unfolds across the Western world, the thoroughfares of Dublin are the latest to be transformed to reflect the new order. You do not have to be an eagle-eyed Joycean...

/ 21/07/2020

Paddy Holohan and the Shape of Sinn Féin to Come

It would appear the more centrist elements of the Irish establishment have yet to learn its lesson with regards what to do with an electorally insoluble Sinn Féin. Aiming to test the old proverb, our media is attempting to flog...

/ 10/07/2020

Newstalk Partners with Soros NGO to Combat Populism

As the American presidential election rolls around and the potential for post-Covid electoral destabilisation emerges, the powers that be have commenced a new round of measures to clamp down on dissident voices. Zoning in on the tech platforms, the clampdown...

/ 01/07/2020

GAA Bends the Knee to Diversity Lobby

An ideological mop-up operation appears to be the order of the day across a variety of Irish institutions. In the aftermath of the anti-racist protests, while we have not yet seen Irish statues deposited into rivers, there has nevertheless been...

/ 24/06/2020

Fairer Future: Time to Let Fianna Fáil Perish

As four months of protracted political horse-trading come to a close, it appears to be a most Pyrrhic victory for Micheál Martin. With the Taoiseach's office within grasp and a decade of post-Crash reform under his belt, the future should...

/ 17/06/2020

Ireland’s Top 10 Problematic Statues

A type of progressive iconoclasm appears to be the order of the day across much of the Western world this month. Buoyed on by the death of George Floyd, statues of historically racist individuals are biting the dust from King...

/ 10/06/2020

Black Lives Matter Dublin: Irish Cultural Colonisation and Left Hypocrisy

Dublin's streets could have been mistaken for inner city Los Angeles yesterday as it played host to its very own ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest.  Numbering the best part of three thousand strong, the protest came as the city is tentatively...

/ 02/06/2020

Cahersiveen: Irish Asylum System Enters Meltdown

Flanagan’s Folly : DP Outrage in Cahersiveen  As the days go by it becomes transparent that ongoing turmoil has blown the lid off the long existing fiasco of the Direct Provision system. A cause célèbre for both the open borders...

/ 22/05/2020

The Irish Right’s Truther Problem

Truther: “one who believes that the truth about an important subject or event is being concealed from the public by a powerful conspiracy.” The term conspiracy theory is a disingenuous phrase, largely manufactured to discredit genuine concerns about political and...

/ 07/05/2020