Tag: Green Party

Eat the Bugs Paddy: Does the Irish Meat Industry Have a Future?

The centrality played by the cow in Irish life is hard to ignore. From our nation's mythological cradle, right up to contemporary politics, our bovine friends have remained silent sentinels over Irish history. With Ireland lacking major mineral deposits to...

/ 15/10/2021

German Elections: Did the Centre Hold?

In Brendan Simms’ 2013 work Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, he argued that the geopolitical history of Europe since the fall of Constantinople could be boiled down to the question of mastery over Germany. The land of the Rhein, Oder,...

/ 05/10/2021

An Rabharta Glas — Green Left: Ireland’s Latest Radlib Monstrosity

“Radlib: Short for Radical Liberal. Used as an insult among leftist groups for people who claim to be radicals or leftists, often to feel good about themselves, but express liberal, uninformed or otherwise non-leftist views about important topics such as...

/ 31/03/2021

Hazel Chu: Has Diversity Politics Come Back to Haunt the Greens?

Has Hazel Chu reached too far and tipped over the boat? Or was there some other motive to her gambit to which we are not privy? Despite the rancour from some elements of the Green Parliamentary Party at her attempt...

/ 26/03/2021

TCD LawSoc’s Award to Simon Harris an Act of Obliviousness

To the audible sigh of half the country, Trinity College’s LawSoc has engendered a certain degree of online criticism for its announcement to award former Health-turned-Higher Education Minister Simon Harris the (supposedly) coveted Praeses Elit award for his work as...

/ 20/10/2020

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 Green Grass on a Slippery Slope: Paedophilia Apologism and the Roderic O’Gorman Controversy

Recently if you have been following long threads of arguments on Twitter, you’ll have heard about a controversy involving our new Minister for Children. If you have only a vague idea of it, it will probably be an impression of...

/ 08/07/2020

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

Cahersiveen: Irish Asylum System Enters Meltdown

Flanagan’s Folly : DP Outrage in Cahersiveen  As the days go by it becomes transparent that ongoing turmoil has blown the lid off the long existing fiasco of the Direct Provision system. A cause célèbre for both the open borders...

/ 22/05/2020