All posts by Ciaran Brennan

Is Female Anxiety Being Weaponised in Ireland?

Friction between the genders is a barren pursuit. At an instinctual level I can never trust a man with a psychological loathing of the opposite sex beyond an understandable level of lived cynicism.  Perhaps it's the white knight in me...

/ 17/01/2022

Collusion Report Underlines Why The North was Never a Normal State

A policing report this week on collusion between the RUC and loyalist paramilitaries lifts the lid on the cynical tactics deployed by the British state in the later stages of the Troubles. A reminder if any was needed why ‘Northern...

/ 16/01/2022

Lucy Michael Finds God? Diversity Lobby Comes for Irish Anglicanism

Is God a white man? How many frumpy Fingal feminists can dance on the head of a pin? Such theological questions and more may be meditated upon by Dr Lucy Michael as she is tasked by the Anglican Church in...

/ 14/01/2022

Is the State Buying Radio Coverage with Pandemic Subsidies?

No matter where you turn the dial it's been hard to escape covidmania on Irish airwaves. From looping reminders to get vaccinated to blanket news coverage on a pandemic approaching its second anniversary. We’ve been stuck in a Wuhan state...

/ 12/01/2022

Zemmour: The French Republic’s Last Safety Valve

You don’t have to read the historical tea leaves much to comprehend we are in the final days of the French Fifth Republic.  Vacillating between republican decadence and military strongmen the past quarter of a millenium, the present Élysée regime...

/ 10/01/2022

Intel Dumps €80 Billion Irish Investment Over Energy Concerns

Under normal circumstances the state’s industrial planners ought to be seeing red over the weekend scoop by the Business Post revealing the shelving of plans to move the production of microchips to Ireland by Intel. Originally in contention with Poland...

/ 04/01/2022

Margaret Buttimer: Remembering Clownworld’s Irish Prisoner This Christmas

As turkeys are carved and selection boxes pilfered throughout the nation, one Bandon home will be without a key member of their household this Christmas. A grotesque reminder of just how far off the rails the country has erred in...

/ 24/12/2021

8% of Revenue Threatened by Vehicle Electrification Budget Office Warns

Doubts were cast upon the ability of the Irish State to successfully transition to a promised one million electric vehicles by 2030, with a new report by the Parliamentary Budget Office warning of a potential dip of 8% in state...

/ 22/12/2021

Alice Glenn At 100: Catholic Ireland’s Rearguard Action

The 35 year constitutional crusade to place the Irish state on a progressive footing came to a thundering end in the courtyard of Dublin Castle the Summer of 2018 with the erasure of the right to life for the unborn...

/ 17/12/2021

The Spooky Saga of Dr Bassalat

Following a grueling imprisonment at Maghaberry Jail, the Palestinian rights activist Dr Issam Hijjawi Bassalat tastes freedom for the first time in 15 months. His case is one that begs more questions than answers about the practices of British security...

/ 16/12/2021