Category: Ireland

RTÉ’s Holy Show: Has the Church Dropped the Ball on Evangelisation?

A caller to a Catholic apologetics show recently asked for some advice on how to evangelise his dear old mother who had somewhat of a checkered attitude to religion, particularly Catholicism.  The apologists reply came back swiftly and without reservation....

/ 27/12/2021

Margaret Buttimer: Remembering Clownworld’s Irish Prisoner This Christmas

As turkeys are carved and selection boxes pilfered throughout the nation, one Bandon home will be without a key member of their household this Christmas. A grotesque reminder of just how far off the rails the country has erred in...

/ 24/12/2021

An Irish Progressive Rethinks the Borg

It’s hard to believe, in the current year of 2021 CE, that Star Trek: The Next Generation was once seen as the cutting edge of progressivism.  It’s true that it introduced a ship’s counsellor to the show, not to mention...

/ 23/12/2021

8% of Revenue Threatened by Vehicle Electrification Budget Office Warns

Doubts were cast upon the ability of the Irish State to successfully transition to a promised one million electric vehicles by 2030, with a new report by the Parliamentary Budget Office warning of a potential dip of 8% in state...

/ 22/12/2021

(Not So) New To The Parish #2 – From Norf FC to Skibbereen

This is the second part of a series of articles in which I intend to look at various aspects of Irish cultural and social life through the eyes of a foreign onlooker. It is intended to be a cultural autobiography...

/ 20/12/2021

Alice Glenn At 100: Catholic Ireland’s Rearguard Action

The 35 year constitutional crusade to place the Irish state on a progressive footing came to a thundering end in the courtyard of Dublin Castle the Summer of 2018 with the erasure of the right to life for the unborn...

/ 17/12/2021

The Spooky Saga of Dr Bassalat

Following a grueling imprisonment at Maghaberry Jail, the Palestinian rights activist Dr Issam Hijjawi Bassalat tastes freedom for the first time in 15 months. His case is one that begs more questions than answers about the practices of British security...

/ 16/12/2021

Kinzen’s Missing Contracts

Shocking is the only word to describe a report by Gript where the Department of Health stated they ‘could not locate the information (on contracts signed with Kinzen) due to the cyber attack’ which had encrypted the HSE and DoH...

/ 16/12/2021

Egoists, Paranoiacs and Fascists: A Response to Fintan O’Toole

Many readers of this publication are sure to have read Fintan O’Toole’s latest piece in The Irish Times which attempted to neatly categorise disparate vaccine sceptic social groups "in order of purposeful malignity". According to O’Toole there are three distinct...

/ 15/12/2021

Trucker Protest : Has Ireland’s Winter of Discontent Arrived?

The ‘Irish Truckers & Hauliers Association Against Fuel Prices’ held a short protest at Dublin Port over the weekend and farmers have blocked a road outside Musgraves centre in Kildare over changes to the national herd and the average age...

/ 14/12/2021