Category: Ireland

Ireland’s New Electoral Commission and its powers: Another victory for the government in their war against Free Speech

In what might seem (to the untrained eye) to be another humdrum quango involved in the tedious business of organising elections lie many grave threats to Ireland’s struggling democracy. Ireland’s new Electoral Commission, founded in April of this year, will...

/ 26/09/2023

The Good, the Bad, and the Cringey: Post-mortem of the Dáil Protest

“I hate little wars,” said Wellington. So do we; and we hate still more a petty mob meeting without purpose, and dispersing without success. Perfect order, silence, obedience, alacrity, and courage make an assemblage formidable and respectable.” Thomas Davis: “Scolding...

/ 21/09/2023

Solidarity Sabotaged? Infighting Cripples Left Response to Posie Parker in Dublin

It would have been hard to avoid the sense that some degree of change is on the cards Sunday, as Dublin's fair city played host to two well-attended Right-leaning events against a glaringly lacklustre response from the Left. On Merrion...

/ 17/09/2023

Ireland and the Spanish Civil War: Debunking Leftist Myths

Central among the myths that motivate leftist Irish republicans is that of Ireland’s engagement in the Spanish Civil War. Heralding Frank Ryan as an anti-fascist hero, singing songs about the Connolly Column like Christy Moore’s Viva la Quinta Brigada and...

/ 14/09/2023

Roma Gypsies in Ireland: 25 Years of Crime

With Alex Soros promising to use his father’s NGO empire to draw greater focus and concessions towards Roma Gypsies, the Burkean takes stock of part of this group’s recent history on our island. In a 1998 article for the Irish...

/ 11/09/2023

An Tánaiste in the Holy Land: Is Irish Neutrality the Price of Martin’s Commission Dreams

  The Cork TD bit the bullet of disingenuous questions about De Valera’s condolences to Hitler and alleged antisemitism in Ireland this week. An Tánaiste Micheál Martin touched down in Israel as part of a week-long state visit to the...

/ 08/09/2023

The legacy of Berkeley’s Querist in Irish Protectionist thought (Part 2)

This second article on Berkeley's protectionism is to highlight his influence on the country's contribution to economic writing. This is a syndicated piece with permission from the writer Aistí Ó Chraobh, following the previous article on the subject. ‘Mr. de...

/ 06/09/2023

Fair City Propaganda: The NGO-RTÉ Disinformation Cartel

A new character on RTÉ's Fair City is intended to be a punching bag of "far right" clichés, but a look at the rest of the soap opera's cast and their links with astroturfed "antiracist" NGOs exposes the rot that...

/ 30/08/2023

Let the Dissidents Sing: Rebel Anthems which need to be reclaimed

Our traditional folk music is rife with themes and tales which profoundly contradict the ethos of Neoliberal Ireland. This article is syndicated with permission from author Aistí ó Chraobh. The Rebel Songs debate There is continued discussion about whether rebel...

/ 28/08/2023

If They Shot Dev Not Collins An Alternative Timeline

Setting: Glasnevin Cemetery August 22nd, 2022 in Ireland (but not as we know Her) A volley of ceremonial rifle rounds was heard shortly after Sinn Féin leader and President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State Eoin Ó...

/ 22/08/2023