Category: Articles

Hunger Strikers’ American Legacy

This article was originally syndicated in the recently launched Gaelic American and is syndicated with permission. Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who plotted to undercut...

/ 24/01/2022

The State of Ireland’s Military: Pay, Conditions & Capabilities

This article will discuss the decline of the Irish military over the last number of years which are either due to a lacklustre attitude from the military hierarchy to drive home the issue of funding. Though the larger culprits reside...

/ 23/01/2022

Don’t Let Government Memory-Hole the Pandemic

And just like that, NPHET clicks its fingers and the pandemic is over.  The curfew is ended, limits on capacity are lifted, and the use for Covid certs domestically is withdrawn - the demands of the ‘far right anti vaxxers...

/ 22/01/2022

Xenophilia – How Conservatives & Nationalists View the Other

Conservatives and nationalists are regularly accused of being xenophobic. In this simple article, I want to make the case that the opposite is true– that conservatives and nationalists are deeply xenophilic. Far from hating the things that are strange and...

/ 21/01/2022

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

The Anti-Lockdown Movement: More than Individualism?

The anti-lockdown movement’s individualist rhetoric has led many among the nascent, dissident-right to become somewhat disenfranchised with the movement. Those in these circles often charge the prolificity of individualism for many of society’s downfalls.  The anti-lockdown movement’s appearance as an...

/ 19/01/2022

Fenians in the Transvaal: The Forgotten Irish of the Boer War

They were both people to whom the spirit of nationality had found strong manifestation, who had stood out even to the death against attempts to break their national independence. .. . They had both been through the fire of war...

/ 18/01/2022

Is Female Anxiety Being Weaponised in Ireland?

Friction between the genders is a barren pursuit. At an instinctual level I can never trust a man with a psychological loathing of the opposite sex beyond an understandable level of lived cynicism.  Perhaps it's the white knight in me...

/ 17/01/2022

Collusion Report Underlines Why The North was Never a Normal State

A policing report this week on collusion between the RUC and loyalist paramilitaries lifts the lid on the cynical tactics deployed by the British state in the later stages of the Troubles. A reminder if any was needed why ‘Northern...

/ 16/01/2022

(Not So) New To The Parish – #3 Father Ted, Or How The Snake Eats The Tail

I grew up watching British comedies, and I still watch many of them, with the likes of Bottom, I’m Alan Partridge and The League Of Gentlemen being particular favourites. Seeing Father Ted of course stuck out like a sore thumb....

/ 15/01/2022