Category: Articles

Hazel Chu: Has Diversity Politics Come Back to Haunt the Greens?

Has Hazel Chu reached too far and tipped over the boat? Or was there some other motive to her gambit to which we are not privy? Despite the rancour from some elements of the Green Parliamentary Party at her attempt...

/ 26/03/2021

Guess Who’s On the State’s New Diversity Quango?

As part of an ongoing push to solidify the diversity agenda at a state level, the Department of Justice announced the formation of a 16-strong committee to dictate the government’s attitude on dealing with racism into the next decade. The...

/ 25/03/2021

Command and Control: Ireland’s Centralised Media Model

The ruling ideology in Ireland is one which promotes and uses a top-down command structure, a structure which entails the creation of artificial structures in order to supplant ordinary civil society. For example, among public affairs organisations, there is an...

/ 23/03/2021

Inside the Garda Hate Speech Unit

A freedom of information request was recently answered An Garda Síochána’s National Diversity and Integration Unit (GNDIU), the unit tasked with the implementation of hate speech laws in Ireland. The request sought to understand the financial upkeep, organisational role, and...

/ 22/03/2021

Students Mobilise Against NUIGSU Deplatforming Proposals

A small mercy existent hitherto on Irish campuses has been the dearth of hate speech regulations. While your garden variety anarcho-communist or trot SU official could foam at the mouth at the activities or even existence of a publication like...

/ 19/03/2021

St Patrick’s Confessio

The following is a 2004 translation of our national saint’s autobiographical Confessions by Pádraig McCarthy — Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Phádraig daoibh go léir! My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all...

/ 17/03/2021

Coppinger’s Covid Hypocrisy on Free Assembly

The outrage both online and in the media following the Metropolitan Police’s heavy-handed attempt to break up the Sarah Everard vigil highlights the double standards of the modern day liberal, but perhaps there is hope yet. Following the disappearance, death...

/ 16/03/2021

The Left Should Support Anti-Lockdownism

Calling Anti-Lockdown Protests 'Far-Right' Is Like Your Da Calling All Crisps 'Tayto'  On February 27th, 2021, a protest in favour of 'reopening' Irish society and against the lockdown restrictions currently in place was attended by several hundred people in Dublin...

/ 13/03/2021

Garda Policing must return to First Principles

“An Garda Síochána will succeed, not by force of arms or numbers, but by their moral authority as servants of the people” — Michael Joseph Staines, First Garda Commissioner The above statement is, in my opinion, a good founding principle...

/ 12/03/2021

The State of Exception

As reported, Tracey O’Mahony has undertaken a challenge against the State’s emergency pandemic restrictions. Unfortunately it is the belief of this author that the challenge will be of little consequence. It would seem that the challenge in the High Court...

/ 11/03/2021