Category: Culture & Arts

Being Easily Offended is a Form of Status-Signaling

There is a common notion among people about how someone being easily offended is an indication that they just can’t control their emotions. While this is true, another dynamic is being overlooked. When someone gets offended about something you said,...

/ 25/01/2021

Why does it Matter that the Nativity Scene at the Vatican is Ugly?

In the spirit of a modern artist, the Vatican’s nativity scene might turn to the traditional defense of those who seek to defend the ugly, ‘I say it’s art, who’s to say it’s not art?’. In doing so, one is...

/ 24/12/2020

The Protestant Reformation was a Revolution of the Rich against the Poor

To the average person, when asked what the Protestant Reformation was all about, they will usually give some answer about how the Catholic Church just became too powerful, or how it caused the religious wars of the 17th century. Which...

/ 24/11/2020

Trinity CSC Takes Aim at Catholic Prayer Groups

Trinity College Dublin’s Central Societies Committee (CSC), the group in charge of managing campus societies, has taken aim at a Catholic prayer group held by the college’s Catholic Laurentian society. In a statement given to University Times, CSC Secretary Ultan...

/ 17/11/2020

The Lough Sheelin Evictions and Emergence of Ribbonism: Dr. Thomas Nulty

An economic scholar in his own right Dr Thomas Nulty was a 19th century Bishop and academic noted for his contributions to economic school of Georgism, early on in his career however he served as a parish priest in the...

/ 07/11/2020

Ellen Coyne’s BBW Liberation Theology

Coyne: A career in bloatmaxxing  A distinctive feature of contemporary Ireland is the prominence of female writers. Following the successful adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ to domestic and international screens, it was announced that Naoise Dolan’s ‘Exciting Times’ would...

/ 24/10/2020

Why is RTÉ Shoehorning Multiculturalism into Irish Mythology?

Another Desecration Irish media hates our mythology. While production companies are willing to push out boatloads of poor quality ‘dramas’ and ‘comedies’ glorifying various forms of degeneracy, the idea of acknowledging, let alone celebrating, our ancient past is out of...

/ 19/10/2020

Ireland’s Existential Crisis: Culture and Identity in an age of Globalism

On a mild September morning, a demolition crew sets to work on their new project, a dilapidated suburban house in South Dublin. Before long, the structure is a heap of rubble, which will soon be cleared to make way for...

/ 17/10/2020

1984 – The Most Overrated Dystopian Novel

1984 by George Orwell is commended by many intellectuals (unfortunately some of the one’s I admire) as the most insightful dystopian novel to have ever been written. The people that say this are either just following the crowd, haven’t read...

/ 27/09/2020

Eid, Croke Park & Archbishop Dermot Martin

By now most readers will be aware of the events that took place in Croke Park on Friday July 31, where the Islamic Eid Al Adha festival was held. The event itself was covered by this journal the very next...

/ 26/09/2020