Tag: Fine Gael

Does Peadar Tóibín’s New Movement Stand a Chance?

New parties have not fared well in Ireland historically. All of the leading parties were established by 1933, and the impact of newcomers has tended to be slight and short-lasting. Contrast this with France, where the En Marche movement captured...

/ 01/12/2018

Why Didn’t the Irish Rebel? Explaining Post-Crash Inertia

The question of how the Irish elite avoided being overthrown, if not publicly hanged, in the aftermath of the Great Recession must surreptitiously linger in the minds of those in the corridors of power to this day. Despite the recent...

/ 22/10/2018

Simon’s Game Plan is Beyond Cynical: Make it Stop!

Simon Harris looks and acts like a man with a plan. It is not a nice plan. In fact, it is a deeply cynical plan. But the signs are that Harris’s plan is working, at least for now, and at...

/ 19/10/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – The National Party

The greatest folly of an Irish conservative is thinking that society is always on his side; many conservatives still believe that they are defenders of the status quo against the excesses of liberalism. May 25th shattered this. Regardless of how...

/ 23/09/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – Irexit Freedom Party

On September 8th, over 400 people attended our conference and AGM in Dublin. Those in attendance were both young and old, liberal and conservative, left and right leaning in their political ideology. Indeed many had no identifiable political ideology at...

/ 21/09/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – Renua

Renua Ireland is a modern, open, collaborative political party designed to engage the nation in a new political and social conversation. The party’s six pillars reflect our core beliefs and priorities. We seek to have these pillars reflected across our...

/ 19/09/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – Young Fine Gael

This autumn, students all over Ireland will be starting or returning to life on their college campuses, and those of a political mindset might consider joining one of the various political parties on campus. The below is my effort as...

/ 18/09/2018

Why Career Landlords and Fine Gael Love #TakeBackTheCity

‘TakeBackTheCity’ almost looks like controlled opposition. It is a group that pretends to be trying to challenge the likes of large property developers, but is instead cementing their positions, both in Dublin and Ireland as a whole. In fact there...

/ 16/09/2018

Welcome to the Metrostate

Just over one hundred years ago, Patrick Pearse famously stepped out of Dublin’s GPO to read the Proclamation to a somewhat bemused Dublin populace. Pearse’s reading of the Proclamation is generally viewed as the founding act of a new independent...

/ 12/09/2018

The Death of a Republic I : The Death of a Democracy

To whom it may concern; I hereby regret to inform you that after a long battle with various afflictions, the Irish Republic (née Saorstát Éireann) passed away during the year 2018. She went relatively peacefully in her sleep, the last...

/ 26/08/2018