Tag: Fine Gael

Ireland’s Demographic Peril: A Report from Hungary’s Demographics and the Family Conference

Until recently, known throughout the world for their faith, fecundity and large families, the Irish people now have a falling birth rate which stands below simple replacement level. Consciously deciding to have a child is not just an expression of...

/ 04/10/2021

East-Yankmas: Fine Gael Suggests Ireland Adopt Thanksgiving as a National Holiday

Fine Gael took to social media today to suggest that Ireland should start celebrating Thanksgiving, and that the last Monday in November should be made into a bank holiday. The announcement reveals that the party, clearly fed up with being...

/ 29/09/2021

5 Things We Learned From #MerrionGate

Irish political scandals are often as unbelievable as they are mind-numbing. In this sense, Merriongate is no exception. The idea that politicians, lawmakers, and other senior gombeens would be dumb enough to attend a private shindig during a period of...

/ 16/08/2021

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

Electorate Must Give Government An Anti-Lockdown Message in Dublin Bay South

The Dublin Bay South bye-election provides an opportunity for the public to register their opposition to the government’s lockdown policy. Those who are opposed to lockdowns need to use this election as a warning to the government and all pro-lockdown...

/ 07/07/2021

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

The Burkean Year in Review: 2020 — The Year of Acceleration

With low level skirmishes between Gardaí and Nigerians over the death of a knife wielding black man, and the potential for genuine racial strife to arrive on our shores per the American model, the year 2020 comes to a thundering...

/ 01/01/2021

Hate Speech Laws in Ireland : How Screwed Are We?

Answer: Fairly, but hold off from purchasing those one way tickets to Budapest just yet. All of this is dependent on the State’s actual ability to prosecute recalcitrants en masse, with the actual legislation unlikely to come until late 2021...

/ 22/12/2020

Hate Crime Bill Reaches Second Stage in the Seanad

Overshadowed by attempts to dislodge Supreme Court Justice Séamus Woulfe, the ‘Criminal Justice Hate Crime Bill’ reached the second stage in the Seanad Tuesday evening. Proposed by Fianna Fáil Senator and defrocked Kildare TD Fiona O’Loughlin who formulated similar legislation...

/ 18/11/2020

The Lough Sheelin Evictions and Emergence of Ribbonism: Dr. Thomas Nulty

An economic scholar in his own right Dr Thomas Nulty was a 19th century Bishop and academic noted for his contributions to economic school of Georgism, early on in his career however he served as a parish priest in the...

/ 07/11/2020