The Government’s Support of Palestine and Rejection of Armenia is Rank Hypocrisy

In the past couple of weeks, members of the Irish government have, in a rare moment of virtue, voiced their opposition to aggressive Israeli military moves in Gaza. While this is to be commended, it brings into stark relief the...

/ 16/10/2023

Banter Policing in England: A Slippery Slope?

Is banter being banned in Anglostan? What about here? What are the limits of banter? Lanklet Dev muddles his way through the issue with plenty of nauseating Britspeak dropped along the way... https://twitter.com/PangurBn10/status/1681632790876418048 "Enjoyable banter" that "went too far" -...

/ 10/10/2023

Stakeknife: The Spy Who Made Modern Ireland

Freddie Scappaticci, Stakeknife was, according to the book’s blurb, “the British spy who played a leading role in the British intelligence war against the Provisional IRA.” Stakeknife, along with John Joe McGee, another British plant, infamously ran the IRA’s Nutting...

/ 02/10/2023

Poland Packs It In: Ukraine is Not Ready for the Long War

Following a spat over Ukrainian grain swamping European markets, Poland has stopped the export of any further war materials to Ukraine in their war against Russia.  Warsaw may not be considered to be a major military power in the eyes...

/ 30/09/2023

Newbridge Says No: Massive Turnout on Wednesday Evening

Wednesday 27th of September at 7pm there was a sizeable protest outside The Gables Guest House and Leisure Centre in Newbridge. Locals were voicing their concerns after a busload of foreign men were spotted taking up residence in the building....

/ 27/09/2023

Ireland’s New Electoral Commission and its powers: Another victory for the government in their war against Free Speech

In what might seem (to the untrained eye) to be another humdrum quango involved in the tedious business of organising elections lie many grave threats to Ireland’s struggling democracy. Ireland’s new Electoral Commission, founded in April of this year, will...

/ 26/09/2023

Fact-Check: Was a black girl denied a gymnastics medal due to racism in Ireland?

The Claim: Video from an Irish youth gymnastics meet showed various competitors being presented with medals. The only black girl in view is not given a medal by the judge. Various media outlets and international sporting figures claimed that this...

/ 25/09/2023

The Good, the Bad, and the Cringey: Post-mortem of the Dáil Protest

“I hate little wars,” said Wellington. So do we; and we hate still more a petty mob meeting without purpose, and dispersing without success. Perfect order, silence, obedience, alacrity, and courage make an assemblage formidable and respectable.” Thomas Davis: “Scolding...

/ 21/09/2023

Burkean Campus Insider: Dublin Nightlife Guide

Continuing our Fresher's Week student guide, we take a look at the vibrant, fragrant, vagrant world of Dublin nightlife... Students escaping from their restrictive and domineering family homes, where their bitchy mammies refuse to use vegan plant-based alternative foods, will...

/ 20/09/2023

Burkean Campus Insider: Dublin Freshers Guide

As freshers week kicks off in earnest, and a new influx of students enter Dublin colleges, The Burkean provides a sampling of the ecstatic college antics which they can expect to see during their college life.  Providing general campus lore...

/ 18/09/2023