All posts by Donnachadh O'Neill

Selective Reporting and the Responsibility of the Press

It comes as no surprise that Jozef Puska has finally been named as the individual charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy — certainly not to us as the supposed purveyors of disinformation, and certainly not to regime-approved journalists who...

/ 20/01/2022

Kinzen’s Missing Contracts

Shocking is the only word to describe a report by Gript where the Department of Health stated they ‘could not locate the information (on contracts signed with Kinzen) due to the cyber attack’ which had encrypted the HSE and DoH...

/ 16/12/2021

Trucker Protest : Has Ireland’s Winter of Discontent Arrived?

The ‘Irish Truckers & Hauliers Association Against Fuel Prices’ held a short protest at Dublin Port over the weekend and farmers have blocked a road outside Musgraves centre in Kildare over changes to the national herd and the average age...

/ 14/12/2021

Stop the Seminars! Maynooth Takes on Populism

Another day, another seminar on the far right, or so the phrase goes. “StopFarRight” (kudos on the name) is a series of seminars designed to bring about “discussion and debate between academics and civil society groups on how best to...

/ 08/12/2021

Fundraising and Irish Politics

Dodgy dealings are never far from Irish politics, it seems. A report by the Irish Independent found that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael had used a change in law to classify their raising half a million and a million euro...

/ 04/12/2021

Fracas at the Border — Will Belarus Crisis Down the EU?

There are few things as disappointing as two relatively nationalist administrations coming to blows. Yet that is what is happening on the Polish-Belarussian border.  Following an attempt at astro-turfing a revolution similar to what toppled the Yanukovych regime in Ukraine,...

/ 09/11/2021

With Every Ardfheis, More Republicans Leave Sinn Féin

As the dust settles on the 2021 Sinn Féin Ardfheis, the Free State’s assimilation of the Provisional Movement is complete: Sinn Féin has trod the ways of Fianna Fáil evolving from a revolutionary militant party to a “slightly constitutional” party...

/ 02/11/2021

Poland Court Ruling Shows EU Going Beyond Its Legal Authority

Poland’s Constitutional Court ruling that European law does not always hold supremacy over national law is not what the fear-mongering commentariat deem it to be. When Poland brought about an attempt to reform its Communist-era judicial system, the European Courts...

/ 14/10/2021

After Anthony Flynn, Controversy Still Haunts ICHH

Rumours abound, allegations of various shades of indiscretion spread. But what is actually going on at Inner City Helping Homeless? Founded in 2013 ICHH had done a lot of work for the homeless in the country, a crisis that has...

/ 03/09/2021

Why Did Luke O’Neill Refuse A Vaccine?

Luke O’Neill, Ryan Tubridy’s answer to Bill Nye the Pseudo-Science Guy, is not new to comically sad stunts. Showing how a mask stops him from unleashing elderly spittle into some cryogenic liquid will go down in infamy as one of...

/ 22/04/2021