All posts by Ciaran Brennan

Trinity Trans Referendum to Boycott Irish Times Flops

Ireland's cultural revolutionaries went just that bit further in undermining themselves yesterday with the failure of a referendum intended to boycott the Irish Times in Trinity College. Driven by the embattled paper of record's decision to platform trans critical feminists...

/ 27/11/2021

Ghost Unit: Gardaí Confirm Increase of Surveillance on Populists

Irish red tops have developed a knack for being the outlets of choice for An Garda Síochána whenever they wish to syndicate an effective press release in the nation’s so called free press. With special relationships nurtured between themselves and...

/ 23/11/2021

Asia Ascendeth: Will Multipolarity Benefit Ireland?

‘In any case, if the foreseeable future is not nuclear, it will be Asiatic, some combination of Japan’s advanced technology with China’s resourceful landmass. Europe and the United States will then be, simply, irrelevant to the world that matters’ —...

/ 22/11/2021

What Happened To Ireland’s Anti-Assad Lobby?

Since the commencement of hostilities in 2011, the Irish government’s aid contribution to the Syrian conflict has been just shy of €200 million, channeled through the Red Cross and various UN Aid agencies. Mainly focused on the plight of refugees...

/ 18/11/2021

Kinzen’s Caper: How Did An Anti-Hate Speech Firm Siphon Off Є108k in State Funding?

Since bursting onto the scene as a potential silver bullet to the rise of alleged disinformation, The Burkean has documented the rise and potential fall of the tech start up Kinzen. A love child of former RTÉ presenter turned Twitter...

/ 13/11/2021

Who is Funding Ireland’s Black Queer Art Scene?

As purveyors of cynical right wing clickbait, The Burkean has taken excessive interest in the nation’s burgeoning black (queer) art scene.  From a left-wing microgallery sucking up generous amounts of state funding, to BLM inspired art collectives allegedly playing fast...

/ 12/11/2021

TENI in Tatters? Trans NGO Sees Mass Resignations Amid Harassment and Financial Woes

The Burkean has taken inordinate interest in TENI Ireland the past year, the nation's premier trans advocacy group noted for their rather sloppy accounts and links to the corridors of power. They have been essential in giving Ireland arguably the...

/ 06/11/2021

Boston Mayoral Election: Has Diversity Broken the Back of Irish America?

A glass ceiling was left shattered on the other side of the Atlantic this week with the triumph of Michelle Wu in the Boston Mayoral Election. A second generation Taiwanese American, Wu, who sits pretty on the progressive wing of...

/ 05/11/2021

Inside RTÉ’s Hate Speech Lobbying

Control over the public airwaves was a key feature in the Troubles and looks set to play a similar role in the fight against populism in years to come, as RTÉ's recent submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)...

/ 01/11/2021

Fine Gael’s Drive for non-EEA Immigration

The Republic’s already lackadaisy immigration regime was crowbarred open just that bit wider yesterday with the announcement by Minister for Enterprise Damien English to liberalise the permit scheme for non-EEA workers. Potentially one of the most meaningful decisions for migration...

/ 29/10/2021