All posts by Eoin Corcoran

Institute For Strategic Dialogue: Case Study in Media Astroturfing

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue released a report this week detailing their intelligence-gathering on what they call the Irish "far-right". There is nothing new in this document, and it seems more like a compendium of their greatest hits already released...

/ 15/04/2021

Sinn Féin Abandons Northern Nationalists

You would be forgiven for thinking that nothing has happened in the North for the last week, given the myopic nature of the southern media’s coverage of issues in the North. It took the worst night of rioting the North...

/ 10/04/2021

Seanad By-Elections 2021: Dáil Éireann’s Rotten Borough

The Seanad has very few powers in Ireland, and generally serves nowadays as less of a meritocratic chamber to scrutinise legislation or to represent Southern Unionists, and more as a placeholder for those with ambitions to be kept on life...

/ 03/04/2021

The North : Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Republican activist Des Dalton recently drew both praise and ire from active Republicans for his statement regarding the continuing armed campaign by various groups. And while there has been some discussion on the topic of the justification (or lack thereof)...

/ 28/03/2021

Hazel Chu: Has Diversity Politics Come Back to Haunt the Greens?

Has Hazel Chu reached too far and tipped over the boat? Or was there some other motive to her gambit to which we are not privy? Despite the rancour from some elements of the Green Parliamentary Party at her attempt...

/ 26/03/2021

The State of Exception

As reported, Tracey O’Mahony has undertaken a challenge against the State’s emergency pandemic restrictions. Unfortunately it is the belief of this author that the challenge will be of little consequence. It would seem that the challenge in the High Court...

/ 11/03/2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency

Disclaimer from Author You undertake any and all transactions and investments at your own risk. This is not financial advice and is not liable in any way for decisions you may make. If you act like an impetuous idiot, you...

/ 27/02/2021

Seán Mac Stíofáin: An Irish Republican

The Connolly Youth Movement's (CYM) recent article on Seán Mac Stíofáin was immature and erroneous. It is the latest move in a trend by elements of the Left to lay claim to Irish Nationalist and Republican icons and iconography. Figures...

/ 20/02/2021

A Dialogue with Republicans

Following a number of exchanges between this publication and authors of The Pensive Quill regarding the relationship between right-wing Nationalists and the left-wing of Republicanism as of late, I found myself again considering how it has come to be that...

/ 16/01/2021

Saturday Protest Report: Bob Marley & Bad Ideas

It seems that the mainstream wanted to catch up with the protesting season by having two of its puppet organisations stage protests — “Anti-fascist Ireland” held one at the GPO to ostensibly “reclaim” it from the “far-right.” Yellowvest Ireland, whose...

/ 06/10/2020