Leo The Loin Hearted Returns: A Taste of What Is To Come

Christmas has come early for Leo Varadkar who, having recently got his rocks off in a Dublin gay disco, has returned as Taoiseach, as chief of the Irish and, more particularly, of anyone else who rocks up in our green...

/ 18/12/2022

Fine Gael’s Vested Interests in Censorship Legislation

Between Helen McEntee’s Hate Speech Bill and the Media Regulation Bill, the Irish government has ramped up its efforts to contain online political dissent. The coalition government’s continued mismanagement of political crises has contributed to a growing public discontent in...

/ 17/12/2022

Review: Mary Lou McDonald: A Republican Riddle

Mary Lou McDonald’s claim that Shane Ross’ biography is a screed that she could have rubbished during her summer holidays is one of her many claims that do not stack up. Ross’ biography is a solid piece of work evidenced,...

/ 15/12/2022

Political Ireland’s €215k Diversity Payday

With storm clouds gathering around the second coming of Leo Varadkar to the tanistry, the public purse strings are opening again to secure a new funding stream for the diversity lobby in Ireland.  Announced Monday by the Department of Local...

/ 12/12/2022

Germany: The Coup that Wasn’t?

Clocks were set back to 1919 this week with the German Bundesrepublik acting robustly to suppress plans to overthrow the state by Russian-backed nationalists, at least if authorities can be believed. Leading to the arrest of 27 Wednesday morning in...

/ 11/12/2022

From Marxism to the Open Society: The Irish Stickie Story

The following piece first appeared on the Substack Creeve Rua and is syndicated with the permission of the author. This article establishes the timeline in which the Irish Left, epitomised by The Workers’ Party (or the Stickies, for short), abandoned...

/ 09/12/2022

East Wall Fights on with Busáras Blockade

The asylum standoff at East Wall shows no sign subsiding with coordinated shutdowns by residents yesterday evening at Busáras bus terminal and the Samuel Beckett Bridge simultaneously. Beginning after 5pm, protestors successfully stalled traffic at key transport arteries in the...

/ 08/12/2022

Review: The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World

Andrew Doyle’s The New Puritans: How The Religion of Social Justice Captured The Western World begins and ends with America’s Salem Witch Trials. In between, he has twelve chapters, each of whose titles has a religious connotation and all of...

/ 07/12/2022

Revisionism Against the State: UCD’s Gentle Revolution and Irish Elite Formation

What are the contemporary ideological characteristics of the modern Irish state? The answer to such a question appears difficult to place in the complex history of the Republic's current statelet government yet may be studied with reference to the overlapping...

/ 04/12/2022

Lessons from the Anglo: Learning from the Failure of Post-War British Nationalism

Amid lockdown I developed a rather masochistic tendency in my online viewing habits. With the pubs closed and Ireland seemingly stuck under the permafrost of covidmania in perpetuity, I decided to plumb the depths of what remains of the British...

/ 02/12/2022