Category: Politics

Civil Society Assemble! Maynooth Issues Report on Combating Right Wing Populism

Resisting the Far Right: Civil Society Strategies for Countering the Far Right in Ireland is a recent publication by the academic jokers of Maynooth University, which was once synonymous with the supposedly far right Catholic Church, before this obvious rot...

/ 20/09/2022

Kicking Paul Murphy Up the Arse: Don’t Let the Left Neuter the Irish Winter of Discontent

As Western Europe flexes itself for a winter of protests against extortionate energy bills, the science and mechanics of protests both warrant examination to gauge the abyss that lies ahead. One of the more satisfying protests I recently attended was...

/ 18/09/2022

A Republic Without Ceremony: Ritual and the Irish State

The mourners massing to slowly shuffle past the remains of Elizabeth the Second in London’s Westminster Hall are drawn by more than just macabre fixation.  A dull wooden box laying in a dusty hall inside a crumbling palace would do...

/ 16/09/2022

Modernists Against Ethnos: Towards a Proper Study of Irish Nationality

“If Ireland were in national health, her history would be familiar by books, pictures, statuary, and music to every cabin and shop in the land—her resources as an agricultural, manufacturing, and trading people would be equally known—and every young man...

/ 15/09/2022

Bashing the Burkes: Progressive Ireland Takes Aim

At the time of writing, Enoch Burke, a young teacher at Westmeath's Wilson's Hospital School, remains incarcerated in Dublin's Mountjoy Prison, where many a good Irish man has been locked up before in days gone by. Though Burke, being an...

/ 13/09/2022

Charles the Third: Britain Takes its Final Form

The British long 20th century can be said to have come to an end this week with the death of Elizabeth the Second at her Balmoral residence.  A lifetime of service, giving an air of monarchical normality to a nation...

/ 12/09/2022

The Yank: Lessons from a Republican Gunrunner

There are few books these days that I can find myself lost in, most suffer from feeling derivative, asinine, or just plain boring. Everyone thinks they can be a writer. So I was pleasantly surprised when I sat down to...

/ 09/09/2022

Has Enoch Burke Jailing Scuppered Hate Speech Rollout

Rising to global notoriety overnight, prisoner Enoch Burke entered the state's custody this week following a refusal to comply with an injunction on teaching at the Westmeath school he works at.  A teacher of German and History, Burke earned himself...

/ 07/09/2022

Right Wing Extremism in Ireland aka The State Wants Us to Do Something Stupid

The canon of Irish nationalism is replete with energised vanguards doing injury against an occupational and malign state. From Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill to the Provisional movement, the pike has won the day over non-violent and certainly unromantic democratic methods...

/ 06/09/2022

Arguments Against IRFU Trans Decision Fail to Cross the Line

Writing in the University Times, River Cooke tries to argue that “women's rugby must include all women”, and, in particular, men who want to masquerade as women.  Rivers sees the exclusion of such men from women's sports as unfair because,...

/ 04/09/2022