All posts by Ciaran Brennan

Kinzen: Ireland’s Anti-Populist Start Up

Eleven years after felicitously establishing the media intelligence agency Storyful, Mark Little and a squad of Irish journalists are hoping lightning strikes twice with their new anti-misinformation startup Kinzen.  Banking $2.2 million in seed capital, the company currently holed up...

/ 04/09/2021

Macron Avoids All the Hard Questions on Dublin Visit

Thursday afternoon traffic was made just that bit worse this week in Dublin as Emmanuel Macron’s security entourage did its best to jam up an already clogged city.  Arriving on a whistlestop tour of the country, the French geriatrophile received...

/ 30/08/2021

As South Africa Teeters, Orania Soldiers on to Prosperity

The world bore witness to the combustible nature of the post-Apartheid South African state recently as the self styled Rainbow Nation wilted amid communal and political rioting over the month of July. Ostensibly driven by factional and tribal infighting within...

/ 28/08/2021

Protonmail in the Dock: Could High Court Set Nasty Precedent on Cyber Anonymity

Cyber hijinks look set to be aired in the High Court shortly, over a legal dispute between a Donegal based engineering firm (DRM Contract Administration) and the Swiss encryption platform Protonmail. Stemming from a refusal by Protonmail’s parent company Proton...

/ 25/08/2021

What’s the Plan for Afghan Refugees in Ireland?

The wheels had barely begun lifting off the tarmac at Kabul airport when the nation’s robust open borders lobby began calling for the acceptance of refugees to the Irish Republic. With commitment to cater for 150 additional humanitarian visas as...

/ 18/08/2021

Trinity News’s TERF Tantrum

The gnashing of teeth has been audible from House 6 this week with public discord emerging  between TCD’s Trinity News and the Irish Times, resulting in the former terminating their business relationship with the Tara Street hacks. Disharmony emerged with...

/ 14/08/2021

Paddy’s Populist Pivot — Is Cosgrave Our Guy?

What to do when yuppies go rogue? That must be the question ruminated upon by elements of our government at the political noises being made by former tech golden boy Paddy Cosgrave, famous by way of the ill fated Web...

/ 13/08/2021

Ireland Should Prepare Against Afghan Asylum Surge

The slow-motion disintegration of the American sponsored Kabul regime will invariably impact upon the country’s threadbare asylum system in the years ahead. While the battlefields and refugee camps of Helmand and Greece may be the furthest places imaginable from the...

/ 09/08/2021

Splitters! — Connolly Youth Movement on Death’s Door?

Tough Times at Connolly Barracks At one time the most spirited outfit on the Irish Left, it would appear that the Connolly Youth Movement (CYM) has entered a period of dormancy on the back of a schismatic year and lockdown...

/ 07/08/2021

Irish Times Group Claims €3 million in State Subsidies as Revenue Falls 8%

One of the more financially viable names in Irish journalism through its skillfully administered Trust, the Irish Times Group reported an 8% contraction in revenue for the year 2020 according to its annual financial report . With annual turnover falling from €110...

/ 03/08/2021