Tag: Fine Gael

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

Elections, Europe, and Irish Freedom: A Talk With Hermann Kelly

The European Union is not the immutable behemoth it once was. The political bloc, although once appearing to be seemingly invincible, is starting to show its cracks. Largely as a result of the 2015 migrant crisis, as well as the...

/ 10/09/2019

The Neo-Progressive Empire

The Irish Independent recently ran a stark headline: “Not Enough Migrants to Keep Pay Down - Central Bank”. This claim came from the Central Bank’s July report in which they forecasted the effects of imminent full employment in Ireland. In...

/ 01/09/2019

Student Charges and USI’s Student Levy

With September looming, the annual news cycle has invariably turned to the perennial problem of student accommodation, or, more correctly, the lack of it.  What is increasingly clear is that, with their eye-watering rents, the newly built purpose built student...

/ 24/08/2019

Time for YFG to Grow Some Teeth

Imagine the following scenario: a high ranking member of the Labour Party Youth group attends a foreign conference of international socialists. The conference, while banal in their eyes, plays host to a variety of far left Stalinists and Marxist-Lenninists sympathetic...

/ 06/08/2019

RTÉ’s New Propaganda Tax

The Television License is a scam. A tax designed to prop up the massive economic failure of RTÉ (which consumes a whopping 86% of the money gathered by the license), the existence of the charge is nothing short of complete...

/ 04/08/2019

The 2019 Local Elections: A Recap

Polling day has come and gone, and the posters have come down, and with everything said and done, nothing much has changed. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael increased their seats, the Green ripple shocked our media to its erogenous core,...

/ 31/05/2019

The Underhanded Neo-Gombeens

I had a chat once with my old landlady about the meaning of that word 'gombeen' prompted by Varadkar appearing on the telly one evening. She said “I don't think there's any gombeens left anymore.” She spoke as if it...

/ 08/04/2019

Aontú: Friend or Foe?

The Potential of Tóibín-ism: Ten years since the economic crash, Irish politics is a graveyard of parties that have attempted to fill an imagined political vacuum. Reports of the death of our two (and a half) party state have been...

/ 05/04/2019

Fine Gael’s Housing Crisis

Ireland’s ongoing housing crisis has provided a discordant note to the official government narrative that we are somehow living in a golden age. The figure of 10,000 homeless is only the tip of the iceberg. For a generation of renters...

/ 30/03/2019