Category: Articles

James Watson: A Modern Day Galileo?

On January 11th 2019, Nobel laureate and discoverer of the double-helix DNA structure James Watson was stripped of all his academic titles. This reprisal was undertaken by his former colleagues at Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory and came as a reaction...

/ 18/01/2019

RTÉ and the Case for Reforming Public Service Broadcasting

No sooner had the toys from this year’s Late Late Toy Show been tidied away than the RTÉ suits were turning their attention to the real business of the night – the audience rating figures. It may term itself as...

/ 16/01/2019

Doctor Who and How Social Justice Ruins Stories

What does it mean to beat a dead horse? Some of you reading this may believe that this article is doing just that, hitting on a topic that had been covered heavily by media back when the first episode of...

/ 14/01/2019

Edmund Burke and the Irish Canon

“Berkeley proved that the world was a vision, and Burke that the State was a tree, no mechanism to be pulled in pieces and put up again, but an oak tree that had grown through centuries” -W.B. Yeats Burke and the 20th Century: The Irish 20th century left many casualties in its wake. As the century drew to...

/ 12/01/2019

Can Nationalists Win the European Parliamentary Elections?

Between May 23rd and May 26th next year, voters all across the European Union will have the chance to vote for their representatives in the European Parliament for the next five years. The EP is one of the five ‘core’...

/ 10/01/2019

Without Borders, Civilisation Cannot Exist

Without national borders, advanced civilisation would die. Based on the findings of a 2017 Gallup poll, 14% of the world’s adults, including a third of Sub-Saharan Africans, would emigrate if the opportunity was available. That is over 700,000,000 people. Almost...

The Shadow of the Gunman and the Demise of Fianna Fáil

Whether it was Varadkar’s exchanges with Doherty in the Dáil or reading McCullough’s biography on De Valera, I decided to revisit my decision to leave Fianna Fáil some months ago. Having been a member of the party for several years,...

/ 06/01/2019

Why The Youth Turns Left

“A conservative at twenty has no heart, a socialist at thirty has no brain” – I am sure we have all heard variants of such a phrase before, but the question that has always interested me is why such a...

/ 04/01/2019

Bet on Edmund Burke: Gambling, Technology, & the Humane Economy of Mark Cuban

In May of 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ban on sports betting enacted in 1992. Essentially, “The law the decision overturned — the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act — prohibited states from authorising sports gambling.” Now, with...

/ 02/01/2019

Today, Something Changed in Ireland

Today, something changed in Ireland. For the first time in history, abortion is now readily available and practiced throughout 26 of our 32 counties. From this day forth, a new service will be offered in local medical centres. As patients...

/ 01/01/2019