Category: Ireland

Irish Local Elections: How to be “The Controlled Immigration Guy”

The following article first appeared on Substack and is syndicated with the permission of the author. The signs are everywhere. Green Party councillors holding parish hall meetings on sustainability, Labour photo ops promoting new African and Indian members are surfacing...

/ 09/08/2023

Irish Covid Satire? Review ‘Busting Anti-Vax Myths: Seriously EXPERT Arguments for the Covid-Deniers in Your Life’

If you have a weakened heart or nervous tremors brought on from a Covid vaccine you might have taken recently, then this book is not for you:  you’ll laugh so much you could easily find yourself being put out of...

/ 07/08/2023

“Is Mise an Gaoth ar Mhuir”: Irish Maritime Folklore and Customs

Folklore is an essential component of a nation’s cultural climate. In Ireland, we have a vast wealth of stories, customs, and beliefs, corresponding to every location of the island of Ireland. The most well-known stories of Irish folklore, Fionn Mac...

/ 06/08/2023

Golden Girl No More? Has Hate Speech Saga Sunk McEntee’s post-Varadkar Taoiseach Bid?

Helen McEntee, the media's darling, has had a rugged few weeks. Her hate speech bill has been tremendously opposed by the general public with even Young Fine Top G's (Gael) voting against said bill.  To add to this, crime is...

/ 02/08/2023

Ógra Fianna Fail Rep Speaks at Dublin anti-Quran Burning Protest at Swedish Embassy

Last Saturday the 29th of July saw a protest organised by a group called “Pakistani Oversees Community Ireland” outside the Swedish Embassy on Fitzwilliam Street. The motivation for the protest was multiple incidents of Quran burning in Sweden, causing outrage...

/ 31/07/2023

Now or Never: Dublin Protests Against Bogus Asylum Centres Escalates

The past few days have seen a significant reinvigoration and escalation in the mass protests against the government's bogus asylum industry. This has centred around Ballybrack and East Wall in Dublin. Ballybrack On Thursday evening, in Ballybrack on Dublin’s southside,...

/ 29/07/2023

The East Wall Effect: Independents Posed to Capitalise off Ireland’s Rightward Shift

Irish politics is lamentably glacier-paced, but are the green shoots of right-wing populism beginning to show in opinion polls? The Irish media has had the right-wing spectre on the brain since the outbreak of citizen protests against the asylum industry...

/ 24/07/2023

The Burkean Reviews: Faith of Our Fathers

Ignore the Barbie/Oppenheimer nonsense; transcend this foreign false dichotomy with Lanklet Dev's review of Faith of Our Fathers… Forget Barbie and Oppenheimer! Faith of our Fathers premiered on Thursday night and it was kino. And I could be wrong however,...

/ 23/07/2023

INAR’s Islamist Links? Muslim Brotherhood Linked NGO Helps Lobby For Irish Hate Speech Laws

The droning voice of Shane O'Curry is a regular in almost any media discussion on hate crime or the far right in Ireland as his anti-racist NGO INAR (Irish Network Against Racism) plays a kingmaker role in both hate speech...

/ 21/07/2023

Tánaiste to Waste more Time and Money on Mozambique & South Africa 

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced that the Tánaiste Micheál Martin, beginning on the 17th of July, will visit Mozambique and South Africa in a week-long diplomatic visit.  The apparent reason for the visit is to bolster the bilateral...

/ 18/07/2023