All posts by The Burkean

How Pádraig Pearse Imagined Ireland in the Year 2006 (1906)

The following are extracts from a 1906 essay entitled ‘In my Garden’ from the August 4th edition of An Claidheamh Soluis. The full corpus of the magazine archive is freely available and dutifully digitised by means of the Conradh na...

/ 07/02/2021

The Economics of a Free Ireland — Michael Collins

Idealised as the architect of a free and democratic Ireland by some, and despised by others as being a political sellout, very little attention has been given to the written works of Michael Collins. Not just a gunman, his economic...

/ 26/01/2021
Une exécution capitale, place de la RévolutionDemachy, Pierre-Antoine

Jacobinism and the End of Christian Europe — Edmund Burke

Easily the most oft quoted tract from Burke’s Reflections, the philosopher’s reminiscence of his final days in the Bourbon Court concludes with arguably the most damning counter-revolutionary rhetoric ever put to paper. Born on this today in 1729 the following...

/ 12/01/2021

The Hallucination of ‘Ulster’ — Tom Kettle

An accomplished poet, economist as well as Home Rule politician, Tom Kettle was an up and coming figure in moderate Irish nationalism before his death at the Somme while serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1916. With the centenary...

/ 03/01/2021

The Burkean Year in Review: 2020 — The Year of Acceleration

With low level skirmishes between Gardaí and Nigerians over the death of a knife wielding black man, and the potential for genuine racial strife to arrive on our shores per the American model, the year 2020 comes to a thundering...

/ 01/01/2021

Virtue Signalling & American Racial Politics — The George Nkencho Shooting

What Happened on the Day? At 12.15pm yesterday Gardaí arrived on the scene to what they described as a public order incident, outside Hartstown Shopping Centre near Blanchardstown. The incident involved a Nigerian male named George Nkencho (27) with a...

/ 31/12/2020

Sinn Féin and Distributism — Aodh de Blácam 1921

One of the more forgotten names of the revolutionary period, Aodh de Blácam played a role in both the Gaelic Revival and War of Independence before proceeding to be heavily involved in early Fianna Fáil and Clann na Poblachta respectively....

/ 11/12/2020

We Need Worship: Catholic Youth Campaign Group Launched Against Mass Ban

As a statewide level 5 lockdown reaches into its fourth consecutive week and some priests face legal sanction for hosting Mass a Catholic Youth organisation has launched to lobby for an easing of restrictions on ecclesiastical events.  Named ‘We Need...

/ 20/11/2020

Lessons from Europe: The Netherlands

Over the coming decades Ireland will be facing extreme demographic changes, requiring the nationalist right to move quickly to achieve our political goals. We do not have time to take a wrong step. Strategy is key to winning within the...

/ 08/11/2020

Arrests Made After Anti-Lockdown Protestors Briefly Blockade Dublin Port

11 arrests were made yesterday afternoon following attempts by anti-lockdown protestors to blockade Dublin Port. At 2pm an ensemble of non-aligned protestors gathered on O’Connell Bridge shortly before making their way east to the North Wall Quay where they were...

/ 23/10/2020