All posts by Ciaran Brennan

TCD LawSoc’s Award to Simon Harris an Act of Obliviousness

To the audible sigh of half the country, Trinity College’s LawSoc has engendered a certain degree of online criticism for its announcement to award former Health-turned-Higher Education Minister Simon Harris the (supposedly) coveted Praeses Elit award for his work as...

/ 20/10/2020

Is Ireland’s International Student Bubble About to Burst?

Corona and Third Level’s Financial Circuit Breaker The interruption of lectures twinned with a sharp decline in international students has precipitated a cash flow problem for the majority of Irish universities, Trinity not least among them. With Queen's College Belfast...

/ 18/10/2020

Institute For Strategic Dialogue: Who is The New Anti-Populist NGO on the Block in Ireland?

Irish media outlets appear to have expanded their rolodexes recently for voices opining against the rise of populism and so called 'fake news' online with the inclusion of representatives from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) on the national airwaves....

/ 16/10/2020

LetIrelandLive: Antifa’s Last Throw of the Dice in Dublin

Yesterday’s papers carried news of clashes Saturday afternoon at the anti-lockdown ‘Let Ireland Live’ demonstration. Unusually, the media also largely admitted to have been instigated by Left street activists through an informal alliance of football ultras and Left Republicans. Billed...

/ 12/10/2020

Operation Arbacia: The End of the Road for Dissident Republicanism?

Dennis McFadden — MI5’s Man in Saoradh What meagre potential there existed for dissident republicanism to reformulate itself as a viable force post-Brexit was scuttled in recent weeks, with arrests en masse of New IRA members and sympathisers on the...

/ 04/10/2020

People Before Profit Rocked by Further Sexual Abuse Allegations

Longstanding tensions among left-wing factions blew up last week over the coming forward of various women alleging sexual harassment in Dublin branches of People Before Profit (PBP), as well as an alleged tendency within the party's leadership to sweep allegations...

/ 22/09/2020

Udo Ulfkotte: Was a Nationalist Journalist Murdered in Germany?

Occupied Germany and Ireland’s Alternative Timeline Think of the following alternative historical timeline.  In the 1970s the conflict in Northern Ireland spills over into the 26-county state with the Provisional IRA seizing effective control of the Republic as the Leinster...

/ 20/09/2020

Toothbrush Totalitarianism: Jedward & Book Burning

With our newfangled culture wars reaching fever pitch after a summer of tumultuous protests induced by the death of George Floyd, there is an increasing chance for Z-list celebrities to reinvent themselves as progressive warriors in the new cultural battlefield....

/ 18/09/2020

The Oireachtas Euthanasia Bill is Hypocritical Amid Corona Crisis

A matter of perhaps supreme irony amid the current corona crisis is the appearance of a Bill on the Oireachtas floor to legalise euthanasia in the Republic as well as the support it has received from the media galleries. While...

/ 15/09/2020

GolfGate: Irish Political Class Enters Collapse Mode

Another political nail was driven through the coffin of the luckless Martin premiership this morning, with news of the resignation of Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary on the charge of violating fresh new lockdown protocols he himself had signed off...

/ 21/08/2020