Category: Articles

The MacGill Controversy: A Storm in a Bubble

In the midst of the biggest housing crisis in the history of the state, the longest ever hospital waiting lists, and the potential outcomes for Ireland in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, you might think that an obscure political summer school...

/ 25/06/2018

Lawless Ireland: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Something is seriously wrong. The strangulation and beating of an 18-year-old teenage boy, the abduction and strangulation of a 24-year-old waitress, the savage beating and killing of a 14-year-old schoolgirl, and now the triple shooting at a Bray boxing club...

/ 08/06/2018

The Pence Rule

On February 6th, Cheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, authored a post discussing the ‘Mike Pence Rule.’ The Pence rule is Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to eat alone with a woman other than his wife, and his refusal to attend...

/ 04/06/2018

Welcome to Post-Catholic Ireland

On a cold January afternoon in 1922, Irish history changed forever in the courtyard of Dublin Castle, as the last Viceroy of Ireland handed over the keys of the city’s most historic building to the new Provisional Government of the...

/ 29/05/2018

The Burkean Interviews Maria Steen of the No Campaign

Maria Steen is at the forefront of the pro-life campaign in Ireland, and she is urging a No vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment tomorrow on May 25th. She is a spokeswoman for the Iona institute and...

/ 24/05/2018

A Doctored Solution

Photo: “The Rock of Cashel [...]” by RX-Guru is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Around the turn of the 12th century, Muirchertach Ua Briain, grandson of Brian Boru, had plans to become High King of Ireland. He couldn’t risk the...

/ 28/04/2018

Nazi Pugs and Free Speech in Modern Britain

Communists and Nazis Have No Sense of Humour In 1965 Milan Kundera wrote a dark satirical novel titled The Joke. The early portion of the book is set in 1950’s Czechoslovakia, which at the time was ruled by the Communist...

/ 12/04/2018

The Shape of Water’s Vulgar Relationship

The 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture was given to The Shape of Water. This film did not only skilfully prove our elders right by denominating what is vulgar as being related to the vulgus (the throng), it also contributed...

/ 11/04/2018

Towards an Irish Aliyah? Irish Diaspora Policy for the 21st Century

“The Irish nation cherishes its special affinity with people of Irish ancestry living abroad who share its cultural identity and heritage”- Bunreacht na hÉireann It is a common cliché that Ireland if it is to be anything must be more...

/ 28/03/2018

What is BDS really about?

With international reports linking SJP chapters in the USA with terrorism, and BDS in the UK with violence and antisemitism, what are we really being asked to vote on? Trinity College students want to be on the right side of...

/ 21/03/2018