Category: Politics

Fewer than 20% of Deportation Orders Actually Actioned

Under Freedom of Information request The Burkean can reveal that since 2015 only 18.9% of deportation orders issued have actually been actioned. From figures obtained from the Department of Justice of the 7,496 deportation orders issued by the state between...

/ 16/04/2021

Institute For Strategic Dialogue: Case Study in Media Astroturfing

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue released a report this week detailing their intelligence-gathering on what they call the Irish "far-right". There is nothing new in this document, and it seems more like a compendium of their greatest hits already released...

/ 15/04/2021

Seanad By-Elections 2021: Dáil Éireann’s Rotten Borough

The Seanad has very few powers in Ireland, and generally serves nowadays as less of a meritocratic chamber to scrutinise legislation or to represent Southern Unionists, and more as a placeholder for those with ambitions to be kept on life...

/ 03/04/2021

An Rabharta Glas — Green Left: Ireland’s Latest Radlib Monstrosity

“Radlib: Short for Radical Liberal. Used as an insult among leftist groups for people who claim to be radicals or leftists, often to feel good about themselves, but express liberal, uninformed or otherwise non-leftist views about important topics such as...

/ 31/03/2021

The North : Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Republican activist Des Dalton recently drew both praise and ire from active Republicans for his statement regarding the continuing armed campaign by various groups. And while there has been some discussion on the topic of the justification (or lack thereof)...

/ 28/03/2021

Hazel Chu: Has Diversity Politics Come Back to Haunt the Greens?

Has Hazel Chu reached too far and tipped over the boat? Or was there some other motive to her gambit to which we are not privy? Despite the rancour from some elements of the Green Parliamentary Party at her attempt...

/ 26/03/2021

Guess Who’s On the State’s New Diversity Quango?

As part of an ongoing push to solidify the diversity agenda at a state level, the Department of Justice announced the formation of a 16-strong committee to dictate the government’s attitude on dealing with racism into the next decade. The...

/ 25/03/2021

Inside the Garda Hate Speech Unit

A freedom of information request was recently answered An Garda Síochána’s National Diversity and Integration Unit (GNDIU), the unit tasked with the implementation of hate speech laws in Ireland. The request sought to understand the financial upkeep, organisational role, and...

/ 22/03/2021

Students Mobilise Against NUIGSU Deplatforming Proposals

A small mercy existent hitherto on Irish campuses has been the dearth of hate speech regulations. While your garden variety anarcho-communist or trot SU official could foam at the mouth at the activities or even existence of a publication like...

/ 19/03/2021

Coppinger’s Covid Hypocrisy on Free Assembly

The outrage both online and in the media following the Metropolitan Police’s heavy-handed attempt to break up the Sarah Everard vigil highlights the double standards of the modern day liberal, but perhaps there is hope yet. Following the disappearance, death...

/ 16/03/2021