Category: Articles

Fewer Than 20% Of Deportation Orders Actually Actioned

Under Freedom of Information request The Burkean can reveal that since 2015, only 18.9% of deportation orders issued have actually been actioned. From figures obtained from the Department of Justice of the 7,496 deportation orders issued by the state between...

/ 16/04/2021

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

How Much is Ebun Joseph Charging for Diversity Seminars?

"Do you ask a white-skinned person, when will you let the privilege associated with being white stop? Then again whiteness studies tell us that whiteness is a supplier of privilege that many Caucasians take for granted and are not even...

/ 13/04/2021

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

James “Lugs” Branigan: Lessons from An Era of Paternal Policing

At his retirement dinner in 1973, Chief Superintendent of the Gardaí Patrick Malone — a man not known for exaggerated statements — described Branigan as “one of those people who become a legend in their own time”. Born in 1910...

/ 08/04/2021

Galway People Before Profit Embroiled in Yet Another MeToo Scandal

Note: This article was amended on the 8th of April to clarify aspects of the legal disputes which have and are occurring as well as individuals involved. The world and NUIG in particular woke up to yet another MeToo scandal...

/ 07/04/2021

Reflections on the Resurrection: An Easter Musing-Michael Sonne

I recently had a Zoom meeting with a Dominican priest who serves the parishioners of St Saviour’s in Dominick street. We touched upon the events leading up to Christ’s imprisonment, in which the proposed God of the universe commands his...

/ 05/04/2021

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

An Rabharta Glas — Green Left: Ireland’s Latest Radlib Monstrosity

“Radlib: Short for Radical Liberal. Used as an insult among leftist groups for people who claim to be radicals or leftists, often to feel good about themselves, but express liberal, uninformed or otherwise non-leftist views about important topics such as...

/ 31/03/2021

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