Tag: Fianna Fáil

GolfGate: Irish Political Class Enters Collapse Mode

Another political nail was driven through the coffin of the luckless Martin premiership this morning, with news of the resignation of Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary on the charge of violating fresh new lockdown protocols he himself had signed off...

/ 21/08/2020

Ireland: The EU’s New Debt Colony

"Try again. Fail again. Fail better" writes Samuel Beckett in his 1983 story "Worstward Ho." Micheál Martin obviously took this quip to heart when he went to Brussels and opened the veins of the Irish taxpayer so he could get...

/ 25/07/2020

March for Innocence Retrospective: The Emergence of a New Political Era

July 11th’s Anti-Paedophilia protest, March for Innocence will be remembered for many reasons.  Among them no doubt will be the speakers. The protest consisted of a number of big name speakers, all of whom brought their best when the time...

/ 13/07/2020

The Erasure of Western History

Remember when you were told that slippery-slope arguments are fallacious? Such a style of argument became particularly relevant during the last decade, often invoked by the right and ridiculed by the left. A slippery-slope argument was at the core of...

/ 29/06/2020

The Programme for Government, not a Programme for Governance

The wait is over. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have finally revealed the Green Party’s manifesto as the basis for their coalition.  There are 10 broad and vague areas of interest with which they are seeking to entice the journalists...

/ 18/04/2020

Ireland needs a Left Government for Populism to Rise

This Saturday marks a potential shuffle in the electoral deck of cards in the 26 county state, but not in the way one might think. Since the gunmen went away, Irish elections have never really mattered, and even less so...

/ 08/02/2020

Election 2020: A Vision For the Coming Decade

The general election is of both great importance and no importance at the same time. It is of no importance because the difference between the parties is very narrow, and virtually all have been rendered uniform by the State-NGO complex. Given...

/ 07/02/2020

The Post-National Fianna Fáil Politician

As the perennial chancers of Irish politics, Fianna Fáil have undergone multiple regenerations since the foundation of the state. The positioning of Fianna Fáil at any one time is a thermometer reading to the contemporary condition of Irish life. From...

/ 02/01/2020

Can Fianna Fáil be Co-opted

How does the right attain political power in Ireland? The options must be considered and the most efficient option adopted. There are small parties, which one could join and or vote for; or there are the established parties which could...

/ 20/11/2019

The Political Cudgel

In a recent political podcast, Radicalisation and the Amplification of Extremism Online, the Irish Times make clear that they have no intention of allowing “Gemma O’Doherty or any of her supporters” on their current affairs podcasts. One would presume that...

/ 17/09/2019