Category: Articles

Escaping Irish Feminism

I was once a feminist – of the fourth wave variety. My activist ensemble consisted of a slogan t-shirt, leggings and Doc Marten boots. A rebuttal of my generation’s dichotomic embrace of Kardashian - like overt sexuality or Middleton-esque sedate...

/ 11/04/2022

Irish Christian Brothers: Reflections on the End of a Tradition

I recently visited Ireland's main burial site for the Christian Brothers; it is in Baldoyle's Dublin Road at the back of their former residence, which is now a block of luxury apartments. Access to it is gained by arranging in...

/ 09/04/2022

Is Putin in the ‘Ra? Media Pushes NATO Scare Stories on North

A new front in the Ukrainian war looks set to be opened up shortly, not in Kiev or Kharkov, but on the streets of Derry and Belfast, at least according to the British press in Ireland. Syndicated throughout the week,...

/ 08/04/2022

Anti-Imperialism with Gaelic Characteristics: A Critique

“Marx demanded the separation of Ireland from Britain “although after the separation there may come federation,” demanding it, not from the standpoint of the petty-bourgeois Utopia of a peaceful capitalism, or from considerations of “justice for Ireland,” but from the...

/ 06/04/2022

The Berkeley Library Should be Renamed

Introduction Well the drunken clown's still hanging round” – Townes Van Zandt, ‘Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel’ In ‘The Necessity for De-Anglicising Ireland’, Douglas Hyde laments that the Irish are “a nation of imitators”. Little has changed to refute the...

/ 05/04/2022

Four More Years of Viktor: American Backed Opposition Flops in Hungary

In what was supposed to be a highly contested election and in spite of Western media outlets continuously reporting throughout the campaign that Orbán’s government was on the ropes, the Hungarian people made clear their preferred method-of-government: nationalist, conservative and...

/ 04/04/2022

Spain Against Barbarism: The Philosophy of the Falange

Introduction: “In order to implement all these things, there is to defeat, certainly, countless resistors. All selfishness will be opposed; but our motto has always been that: it is not about saving the material; property, such as we knew it...

/ 03/04/2022

TENI to Hand Back HSE Funding After Missing Account Deadline

It is very much a case of déjà vu all over again as The Burkean can report that the trans charity TENI has allowed yet another deadline to provide their accounts to the CRO lapse. The third deadline running that...

/ 02/04/2022

Freedom Matters (But Some More Than Others)

Over the past month, the whole world has been bombarded by the shocking and heartbreaking images coming out of Ukraine since the invasion by Russian forces. We hoped it wouldn’t come to this but going by the increasingly aggravating behaviour...

/ 01/04/2022

Icarus Redacted: Trinity Tries to Hide Print Edition After Burkean Prank

Burkean writers have been attentively scanning TCD’s skyscape for the surreptitious sight of smoke emerging from the Student Union offices this week as the Icarus editorial team tried to cover their tracks after last week’s poetry prank. Sufficient to say...

/ 31/03/2022