Category: Ireland

Revisionism against the State: UCD’s Gentle Revolution and Irish Elite Formation

What are the contemporary ideological characteristics of the modern Irish state? The answer to such a question appears difficult to place in the complex history of the Republic's current statelet government yet may be studied with reference to the overlapping...

/ 04/12/2022

Lessons from the Anglo: Learning from the Failure of Post-War British Nationalism

Amid lockdown I developed a rather masochistic tendency in my online viewing habits. With the pubs closed and Ireland seemingly stuck under the permafrost of covidmania in perpetuity, I decided to plumb the depths of what remains of the British...

/ 02/12/2022

Rose Dugdale: The Life of an Irish 68er

Seán O'Driscoll's riveting account of British aristocrat Rose Dugdale's topsy turvy life resembles a Monty Python thriller. Here is a niece of Oswald Mosley, a member of Britain's ruling elite, who had once prostrated herself in front of their Queen,...

/ 01/12/2022

East Wall Residents Promise to Escalate Port Blockade Over Asylum Centre

Attempts to remedy the ongoing asylum dispute at East Wall appear to have failed with a further commitment by residents to continue the periodic blockage of the Port Tunnel. Arising from the Department of Children’s placement of a 380 person...

/ 30/11/2022

The End of the Nursing Home-Asylum Centre Controversy, or Just the Beginning?

Sunday, the Junior Minister for Older People, Mary Butler, called for a ban on the controversial trend of Irish nursing homes being closed only to subsequently house asylum seekers. Just last week, this publication's investigation into cases of elderly Irish...

/ 29/11/2022

Lough Erne Attack: Why is a Sinn Féin MP Backing Antifa in Court?

By any reckoning, the events of the 13th of November at the Lough Erne Resort were a blunder for more serious thinking antifascist organisers in Ireland.  A freelance 30-person operation of Dublin antiracists linked up with nordie left-republicans, largely from...

/ 26/11/2022

EXCLUSIVE: Shuttered Irish Nursing Homes Now Housing Government Migrants

This is the second of a series of exposés on the effect of the establishment’s mass-asylum policy on the most vulnerable groups in Irish society. For part one about how the policy is affecting young people and students you can...

/ 23/11/2022

East Wall: Sinn Féin Grassroots Break Ranks on Asylum

For the second night in the past week, East Wall residents rallied to protest the planting of an asylum centre in the former ESB Building by an overstretched Department of Equality. Numbering north of 300 at its peak, the crowd...

/ 21/11/2022

East Wall: Dublin Working Class Turns Against Asylum Racket

Men, women and children from East Wall, Ballybough and North Strand gathered in their hundreds to protest outside the nearby Old ESB offices on East Wall Road today, which has been transformed, literally overnight, into a military style barracks for...

/ 19/11/2022

Asylum Standoff in East Wall

This evening locals have reported the new arrival of young male asylum seekers into a former ESB office block situated on East Wall Road in Dublin. Shortly after the arrival of a full bus of asylum seekers mattresses were seen...

/ 18/11/2022