Tag: Fianna Fáil

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Dublin Does Sodom and Gomorrah

Given the current state of Dublin's inner city, it seems the slums of a century and more ago have been painted over to cater to Sinn Féin's LGBT++ zeitgeist.  Dublin, in a word, is a kip; it combines all of...

/ 14/06/2022

TUSLA Fostering Services Advertised Alongside ‘Glory Hole’ Sex Club

The Burkean can report that an advertisement for the state child services agency TUSLA was published in a magazine containing graphic promotional material for a sex club. Printed on page 113 of Issue 372 of GCN (Gay Community News) magazine,...

/ 11/06/2022

Flat Earth Thatcherism: Has Economic Liberalism Sunk the Irish State

When the late Margaret Thatcher told Woman's Own magazine that there is no such thing as society, she could just as well have been referring to present-day Ireland, where Thatcher would be considered quite progressive by her acolytes in Sinn...

/ 19/02/2022

Housing and Ireland’s Secret Power Struggles

In my rambles around Dublin Bay North, that salient bordered by the Malahide Road, the sea and the coast road back to Fairview, I have come across two homes, one opposite Sutton Marina and one on the Baldoyle Road, both...

/ 08/02/2022

Lights Out For Cathal Brugha Barracks?

If the Russians weren't going to polish off the Defence Forces, certainly our own state may do so with confirmation that Cathal Brugha Barracks has been earmarked for a feasibility study on converting it into social and affordable housing. Home...

/ 29/01/2022

Don’t Let Government Memory-Hole the Pandemic

And just like that, NPHET clicks its fingers and the pandemic is over.  The curfew is ended, limits on capacity are lifted, and the use for Covid certs domestically is withdrawn - the demands of the ‘far right anti vaxxers...

/ 22/01/2022

Fundraising and Irish Politics

Dodgy dealings are never far from Irish politics, it seems. A report by the Irish Independent found that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael had used a change in law to classify their raising half a million and a million euro...

/ 04/12/2021

Paddy’s Populist Pivot — Is Cosgrave Our Guy?

What to do when yuppies go rogue? That must be the question ruminated upon by elements of our government at the political noises being made by former tech golden boy Paddy Cosgrave, famous by way of the ill fated Web...

/ 13/08/2021

Seanad By-Elections 2021: Dáil Éireann’s Rotten Borough

The Seanad has very few powers in Ireland, and generally serves nowadays as less of a meritocratic chamber to scrutinise legislation or to represent Southern Unionists, and more as a placeholder for those with ambitions to be kept on life...

/ 03/04/2021

‘Populist’ TD Alan Kelly Questions the Entry of 2,000 Brazilians

The Labour leader and TD Alan Kelly recently raised some important questions about the entry of 2,000 Brazilian nationals into Ireland over the past month. They arrived in spite of the Irish Government's so-called 'lockdown' policy that has the Irish...

/ 25/02/2021