Category: Reflections

Fitzcarraldo: The Triumph of Gaelic Autism

“Hey, white boy, what you doin' uptown? Hey, white boy, you chasin' our women around?”  – The Velvet Underground, ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’  A film whose production process was mired with difficulty — owing to the technical problem of...

/ 28/12/2021

RTÉ’s Holy Show: Has the Church Dropped the Ball on Evangelisation?

A caller to a Catholic apologetics show recently asked for some advice on how to evangelise his dear old mother who had somewhat of a checkered attitude to religion, particularly Catholicism.  The apologists reply came back swiftly and without reservation....

/ 27/12/2021

An Irish Progressive Rethinks the Borg

It’s hard to believe, in the current year of 2021 CE, that Star Trek: The Next Generation was once seen as the cutting edge of progressivism.  It’s true that it introduced a ship’s counsellor to the show, not to mention...

/ 23/12/2021

(Not So) New To The Parish – #1 Celtic Tigers and Millennial Woes

This is part of a series of articles in which I intend to look at various aspects of Irish cultural and social life through the eyes of a foreign onlooker. It is intended to be a cultural autobiography of sorts,...

/ 07/12/2021

Is National Protectionism Ireland’s Economic Future?

Following a detailed discussion between Dr. Matt Treacy and Peter Ryan on the nationalist economics of the revolutionary movement in the twentieth century my mind naturally wandered to the system which we should espouse as Nationalists ourselves - as a...

/ 16/11/2021

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

Nazbol Sally: A Right Wing Extremist Reviews ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’

Preface: I vowed never to read Rooney’s glorified chick-lit again… I was on an excursion to the Carpathian Mountains, accompanied by my Dacian irredentist comrade from the Blackrock College days, when I received a call at the foot of the...

/ 10/09/2021

A Tale of Two Bishops: Eamonn Casey and Irish Modernism

Nothing encapsulates the regime change that occurred in the Irish hierarchy during the 20th century more than the transfer of the Galway bishopric from Michael Browne to Eamonn Casey in 1976. The parishioners of Galway had to say goodbye to...

/ 05/09/2021

An Irish Republican Responds to Spengler-Aodh de Blácam

A prolific yet sadly neglected theorist of the national revolution, Aodh de Blácam was an English born convert to Irish nationalism. Involved in a variety of political and journalistic endeavours, de Blácam issued this reply to Oswald Spengler, arguing per...

/ 01/09/2021

Organising For a Christian Society-Frank Duff (1958)

The following are extracts from a 1958 oration by Legion of Mary founder Frank Duff. Celebrating their centenary this September, the Legion is a lay organisation known for its mix of missionary work and Marian devotion. Briefly acting as private...

/ 15/08/2021