Category: Politics

Hunger Strikers’ American Legacy

This article was originally syndicated in the recently launched Gaelic American and is syndicated with permission. Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who plotted to undercut...

/ 24/01/2022

The State of Ireland’s Military: Pay, Conditions & Capabilities

This article will discuss the decline of the Irish military over the last number of years which are either due to a lacklustre attitude from the military hierarchy to drive home the issue of funding. Though the larger culprits reside...

/ 23/01/2022

Don’t Let Government Memory-Hole the Pandemic

And just like that, NPHET clicks its fingers and the pandemic is over.  The curfew is ended, limits on capacity are lifted, and the use for Covid certs domestically is withdrawn - the demands of the ‘far right anti vaxxers...

/ 22/01/2022

Selective Reporting and the Responsibility of the Press

It comes as no surprise that Jozef Puska has finally been named as the individual charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy — certainly not to us as the supposed purveyors of disinformation, and certainly not to regime-approved journalists who...

/ 20/01/2022

The Anti-Lockdown Movement: More than Individualism?

The anti-lockdown movement’s individualist rhetoric has led many among the nascent, dissident-right to become somewhat disenfranchised with the movement. Those in these circles often charge the prolificity of individualism for many of society’s downfalls.  The anti-lockdown movement’s appearance as an...

/ 19/01/2022

Fenians in the Transvaal: The Forgotten Irish of the Boer War

They were both people to whom the spirit of nationality had found strong manifestation, who had stood out even to the death against attempts to break their national independence. .. . They had both been through the fire of war...

/ 18/01/2022

Is Female Anxiety Being Weaponised in Ireland?

Friction between the genders is a barren pursuit. At an instinctual level I can never trust a man with a psychological loathing of the opposite sex beyond an understandable level of lived cynicism.  Perhaps it's the white knight in me...

/ 17/01/2022

Collusion Report Underlines Why The North was Never a Normal State

A policing report this week on collusion between the RUC and loyalist paramilitaries lifts the lid on the cynical tactics deployed by the British state in the later stages of the Troubles. A reminder if any was needed why ‘Northern...

/ 16/01/2022

Lucy Michael Finds God? Diversity Lobby Comes for Irish Anglicanism

Is God a white man? How many frumpy Fingal feminists can dance on the head of a pin? Such theological questions and more may be meditated upon by Dr Lucy Michael as she is tasked by the Anglican Church in...

/ 14/01/2022

Did the Irish Invent Bolshevism? Aodh de Blácam’s Gaelic Socialism

“Lenin and Trotsky in Russia battling against lies and force; Labour struggling against its self-appointed tyrants; the Gaelic tongue striving against the foreign jargon; Ireland striving against England all are but phases of the single war that still rages undecided,...

/ 13/01/2022