Tag: Culture

RTÉ and the Case for Reforming Public Service Broadcasting

No sooner had the toys from this year’s Late Late Toy Show been tidied away than the RTÉ suits were turning their attention to the real business of the night – the audience rating figures. It may term itself as...

/ 16/01/2019

Imagine There’s No Countries

The UN Global Migration Compact approved last week by 164 nations included a commitment to “eliminate all forms of discrimination” against migrants. While this commitment is not legally binding, the fact that ‘discrimination’ has come to be understood by high...

Burke’s Right Minds: John Waters – Progressive

Burke’s Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  The sort of Progressive I am: It seems that if you do not agree to...

/ 23/11/2018

Book Review: The Decline and Fall of Western Art

I’m not an expert on the topic of art. I enjoy art. It studied art during my Leaving Certificate. I can conjure up mildly informed opinions on works of art I happen to observe. But that is where the expertise...

Burke’s Right Minds: Paddy Manning – Conservatarian

Burke's Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  I am a Conservatarian Being gay made me a libertarian, being a child of the...

/ 05/11/2018

My Days in Trinity: a Walk Around Campus

Trinity College has an special laudatory distinction: it is both one of the oldest and most beautiful universities in the world. Having spent four years there, I realised that one could often forget to appreciate its history and its aesthetics....

/ 24/10/2018

Book Review: The Benedict Option

Released early last year, Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a post-Christian Nation has been heralded as one of the most important books about religion in recent times. Its author has acquired a large following on...

/ 14/10/2018

A Tale of Neoliberals and Leftists

We often hear the term Neoliberal being thrown about, sometimes as description, more often demeaning, but hardly ever used as a term of self-identification. Before we go further, it is important that we make a distinction here between ‘Leftists’ and...

/ 11/09/2018

Film Review: Black 47

Directed by Lance Daly, the historical drama Black 47 centres around a battle-hardened Connaught Ranger, Feeney (played by the Australian actor James Frecheville), who deserts his unit and returns home to Connemara at the height of this most calamitous period...

/ 10/09/2018

The Death of a Republic II : The Death of a Culture

To whom it may concern; Éireann had changed since you last laid eyes on her. Despite her various ailments, she was once a rather lively and joyful young woman. However, in her latter years, she had grown addicted and dependent...

/ 02/09/2018