Tag: covid

Is the State Buying Radio Coverage with Pandemic Subsidies?

No matter where you turn the dial it's been hard to escape covidmania on Irish airwaves. From looping reminders to get vaccinated to blanket news coverage on a pandemic approaching its second anniversary. We’ve been stuck in a Wuhan state...

/ 12/01/2022

Margaret Buttimer: Remembering Clownworld’s Irish Prisoner This Christmas

As turkeys are carved and selection boxes pilfered throughout the nation, one Bandon home will be without a key member of their household this Christmas. A grotesque reminder of just how far off the rails the country has erred in...

/ 24/12/2021

Egoists, Paranoiacs and Fascists: A Response to Fintan O’Toole

Many readers of this publication are sure to have read Fintan O’Toole’s latest piece in The Irish Times which attempted to neatly categorise disparate vaccine sceptic social groups "in order of purposeful malignity". According to O’Toole there are three distinct...

/ 15/12/2021

How Have Roma Gypsies Colonised North Inner City Dublin?

Visitors returning to the inner city in the post-pandemic period have been struck by the rather unsightly spectacle of throngs of Roma gypsy families dominating the Talbot Street and North O'Connell Street area. That patch of Dublin has been no...

/ 10/10/2021

The Slipped Mask: Have Irish Elites Shown Real Face With Covid?

I almost managed to convince myself not to write a piece about Covid and the ensuing pandemic. Alas, I have been compelled to. For it seems that in being forced to wear a mask, we have seen the masks of...

/ 29/08/2021

The Untenability of Statism and Individualism in an Age of Lockdown

“Under democratic ideology runs the current of fascism which overflows at the surface. But beneath that runs a countercurrent. Beware lest that countercurrent overflow! Beware lest you bestow upon it power by trying to close it off completely!” – Vilfredo...

/ 01/08/2021

What Explains Covid Youth Shaming in Ireland?

There was much crying and gnashing of teeth from politicians and government officials Saturday over mass outdoor gatherings of mostly young people in Dublin and Cork. After over a year’s worth of lockdowns, the drink-filled gatherings were lambasted by a...

/ 01/06/2021

Statistics Warn of Ireland’s Looming Demographic Cliff

Ireland’s birth rate continues its free-fall decline as the country embraces social liberalism and abortion-on-demand. In 2020 there were just under 56,000 babies born in Ireland. To put the scale of Ireland’s abortion industry into context, in 2019 there were...

/ 30/05/2021

Finding God in the Silence-How Has Covid Changed Faith?

As fellow Catholics slowly start to be allowed to return to Mass in Ireland, it is important to take stock of where the faithful have found themselves over the past year, and where they will find themselves going forward. To...

/ 18/05/2021

Stephen Donnelly’s AstraZeneca Woes

Stephen Donnelly the independent-turned-Social-Democrat-turned-Independent-turned-Fianna-Fáil TD for Wicklow is not new to gaffes. Indeed he would be quite prone to them by any measure, such as when he had materials on his website lambasting Fianna Fáil after joining them dragged up...

/ 27/04/2021