All posts by Ciaran Brennan

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

TENI’s Troubles: Ireland’s Largest Trans NGO Has Funding Suspended Over Accounting Irregularities

Dark clouds have appeared over the nation's most vociferous trans advocates TENI Ireland, with a decision by the HSE to terminate public funding over flawed accounting.  In emails seen by The Burkean, TENI, a regular feature on the NGO circuit,...

/ 29/07/2021

Junge Freiheit: How Germany Built a Populist Press

Founded by a coterie of nationalist students against a prevailing ethos of left-liberalism on campuses, Junge Freiheit (Young Freedom) has been an instrumental outlet for the German Right for over 30 years. Occupying an intersection between the Conservative, Populist and...

/ 28/07/2021

Desmond Fennell-Gaeldom’s Last Intellectual?

One of the country’s most plenteous philosophical careers came to an end last Friday with the passing of the preeminent Desmond Fennell.  An intellectual jack of all trades, Fennell, who died at his Malahide residence last week, blazed a trail...

/ 21/07/2021

A4 Sounds: Who Is the Left Wing Art Collective Sucking Up Art Subsidies?

You’d be forgiven for overlooking A4 Sounds’s art studio, situated just before the Mater Hospital in the bosom of Dublin’s north-inner city. Ensconced firmly in O’Casey country just off Dorset street, the gallery and workspace has been catering for a...

/ 17/07/2021

George Galloway — Harbinger of Islamic Populism in Britain?

Another brick almost fell out of the British Labour Party’s electoral wall last week with a knife edge contest fought in the Batley and Spen by-election. Narrowly avoiding an electoral humbling for Labour, the election acts as a harbinger for...

/ 06/07/2021

How Much Did the Irish Times Get Paid to Syndicate CCP Propaganda?

In between ritualistic denouncements of both the far right and lockdown scepticism, the Irish Times took time out this week to print a full page paid advertisement singing the praises of China's ruling CCP. Syndicated in their Wednesday edition, the...

/ 02/07/2021

Black Pride Ireland: What Happened to €30,000 of BLM Donations?

2020 was a bullish year for the racial grievance industry in Ireland with one activist group in particular drawing notoriety for their fundraising efforts. A collective of black queer activists, Black Pride Ireland first sprouted in 2019 as a group...

/ 30/06/2021