Category: Politics

For All his Faults, Higgins is right on Northern Centenary

Michael D. Higgins has caused consternation amongst the John Brutons of this world by his non-attendance at a religious ceremony in Armagh that was to "mark the centenaries of the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland."  The...

/ 18/09/2021

The Long Defeat: In Further Defence of Conservatism

Last November, I wrote an article for the Burkean entitled "In Defence of Conservatism". It drew two responses, one in December of that year ("Rebuking Conservatism", 07/12/2020) and one nine months later ("Does Conservatism Pave the Way for Progressivism", 11/09/2021)....

Four Generations into the Struggle: An Interview with Malachy Steenson

Image: Steenson addresses the crowd as an independent speaker at an IFP rally (source) The Burkean sat down recently with Malachy Steenson, a veteran of the Republican Movement with a long and storied career. We discussed Malachy’s personal and familial...

/ 13/09/2021

Does Conservatism Pave the Way for Progressivism ?

The Conservative Movement and its consequences have been a disaster for Western civilization. Anyone who has spent any time pursuing so-called ‘far-right’ ideas is sure to have come across the almost cliché question; what has conservatism ever managed to conserve? ...

/ 11/09/2021

Kinzen: Ireland’s Anti-Populist Start Up

Eleven years after felicitously establishing the media intelligence agency Storyful, Mark Little and a squad of Irish journalists are hoping lightning strikes twice with their new anti-misinformation startup Kinzen.  Banking $2.2 million in seed capital, the company currently holed up...

/ 04/09/2021

After Anthony Flynn, Controversy Still Haunts ICHH

Rumours abound, allegations of various shades of indiscretion spread. But what is actually going on at Inner City Helping Homeless? Founded in 2013 ICHH had done a lot of work for the homeless in the country, a crisis that has...

/ 03/09/2021

Macron Avoids All the Hard Questions on Dublin Visit

Thursday afternoon traffic was made just that bit worse this week in Dublin as Emmanuel Macron’s security entourage did its best to jam up an already clogged city.  Arriving on a whistlestop tour of the country, the French geriatrophile received...

/ 30/08/2021

The Slipped Mask: Have Irish Elites Shown Real Face With Covid?

I almost managed to convince myself not to write a piece about Covid and the ensuing pandemic. Alas, I have been compelled to. For it seems that in being forced to wear a mask, we have seen the masks of...

/ 29/08/2021

After Refugee Pledge and Anne McCloskey, Can Aontú be Trusted?

Pro-life republican party Aontú has found itself in quite a bit of hot water this week after a number of scandals causing a rift between the party and its grassroot supporters.  The latest of these scandals, which involves Derry GP...

/ 27/08/2021

Atomwaffen: Why Did the FBI Sponsor a Neo-Nazi Satanic Cult?

Britain’s spooks are not the only ones playing an underhanded game, as court documents have emerged in the United States, showing the history of FBI involvement with the Neo-Nazi terror network Atomwaffen Division.  Atomwaffen, a long-time favoured fear-mongering tool of...

/ 24/08/2021