Women in Surgery, Humans in Surgery.

Last year, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland set up a working group on Gender Diversity in Surgery. Professor John Hyland, president of RCSI, took to The Irish Times last week to give us an update. In an opinion...

/ 15/10/2017

Is there Hope for Renua as Ireland’s New Conservative Party?

It was a crisp Saturday morning in January 2014 when I joined almost 1,500 concerned citizens in the RDS for a “Monster Rally” organised by the Reform Alliance. The alliance was formed four months earlier by five former Fine Gael...

/ 15/10/2017

So You’ve Decided to Become Conservative…

Actually, you probably haven't. If there is one thing the left-wing consensus may have a point about, it's the fundamental nature of inter-group debate in the modern world; a realisation of the Hobbesian nightmare, played out on battlefields from Facebook...

The Modern Irish Identity that We Want?

There's a strange moment in childhood on this Island where you must learn that you are Irish. I knew it in my own life and got to witness its cycle again in my sister fifteen years younger. "Is Ireland in...

/ 15/10/2017

Katherine Zappone and the Cult of Youth

Last week, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, made the following comment: “Young voices must be the loudest in deciding our future.” As partial truths go, surely that is up there with the worst of them. Not...

/ 01/10/2017

An Unjust Law and Ascough’s Dilemma

You wanna know what you need to make a basic 12-gauge shotgun? It’s pretty basic stuff. You need a metal tube, 18.5mm wide, and a screw will suffice as a firing pin. For further information go to YouTube and search...

/ 01/10/2017

To Turn Back From the Rubicon

Recent years have been a time of great upheaval for the Irish people. The greatest change has been that the cultural and political differences that once revolved around religious and national affiliations have now been realigned along the conservative/liberal fault...

/ 01/10/2017

Australian Referendum: An Inside Perspective

As I write my first article for this journal, I’m watching the ferries meander around Sydney’s Circular Quay and considering how a loose-lipped drag queen ended up prompting my latest visit down under. In early 2014, Rory O’Neill (aka Panti...

/ 01/10/2017

Are You Liberal or are You Kind of Liberal?

‘I’m a believer of free speech.’ ‘I don’t judge.’  ‘People should be allowed to express their opinions freely...’ This is the current soundtrack to today’s society. It’s quite a beautiful tune, truth be told. To survive the marathon that often...

/ 01/10/2017

When Even Sports Become Political

If you were hoping to relax and enjoy a nice game of football, beer in hand, chanting the national anthem with your homies to get away from the over-politicised world we now live in, think again. That old flame was...

/ 01/10/2017