All posts by Ciaran Brennan

Ireland’s Amnesty Bonanza for Illegal Immigrants

Any trace elements indicating that the Dublin government was keeping watch on migration was dispensed this Friday with the announcement by Minister Helen McEntee's of the naturalisation en masse of tens of thousands of undocumented, ie. illegal immigrants. Estimated to...

/ 05/12/2021

Facebook’s Antifascist Liaisons

With a litany of social media firms parked in the Dublin Docklands, Ireland has found itself close to the jugular when it comes to the regulation of Big Tech. Notoriously, the state has a rather comfy relationship with tech platforms,...

/ 03/12/2021

Sympathy for the Neocon? Mark Humphrys vs DCU

Blood has been in the water for Ireland’s most prolific and perhaps only self-identifying neoconservative over the past fortnight, with the targeting of DCU lecturer Dr Mark Humphrys by anti-racist campaigners. Aiming to put the Computer Science lecturer and part-time...

/ 01/12/2021

Irish Terfs Rally Against Self Identification Laws

Leinster House played host to an assembly of trans critical feminists Saturday in what was the first event of its kind, denouncing the nation’s lax gender self-identification laws and erosion of female-only spaces. Organised by a variety of trans critical...

/ 29/11/2021

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