Tag: History

The Five, and Potential Six, Eras of Irish Nationalism

To anyone that has read a broad history of Ireland, there is a noticeable trend that appears. Ever since the British set foot on our shores, there has been a certain mindset among the Irish that can be characterised as...

/ 22/10/2020

The Limitations of Moral Force Politics : Terence MacSwiney

This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Terence MacSwiney, nationalist playwright and Cork mayor who died following 74 days of hunger strike at Brixton in 1920. The below extracts are taken from his posthumously published ‘Principles of...

/ 19/10/2020

Ireland’s Existential Crisis: Culture and Identity in an age of Globalism

On a mild September morning, a demolition crew sets to work on their new project, a dilapidated suburban house in South Dublin. Before long, the structure is a heap of rubble, which will soon be cleared to make way for...

/ 17/10/2020

The Family in Large – The Foundations of Irish Nationality

Our national epic tells us that Ireland was settled by waves of invaders, each struggling against the other for ownership of Ireland. In the final struggle, the goddess Éiru gave the Sons of Mil permission to settle Ireland, in return...

‘Irish Ireland’ – D.P. Moran and The Leader

Let us begin with the comments section from a Youtube video of Michael D. Higgins' presidential inauguration in 2011, the moment when the national anthem is played and many of the participants sang along with varying degrees of commitment and...

/ 20/08/2020

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

Indo-European Ireland: A Discussion with Survive the Jive

The world isn’t set in stone. Religions change, tribes rise and fall, and cultures spread out and fade away. While over the period of a lifetime the world may appear stagnant and unchanging, the truth is that every single facet...

/ 07/01/2020

After the Decadence: The Great War in Context: Simon Heffer on Edwardian Britain

The last five years has seen much in the way of remembrance services and solemn acknowledgements of sacrifice made by all those lost during the Great War. Indeed, the “war to end all wars” has sustained a poignancy across Europe...

/ 26/11/2019

The Genius of Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill

Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill was born some time in the 1580s. He left for Spain in his youth, and took up service in the Spanish military. The Ulster that Ó Néill grew up in was a destitute place in the...

/ 11/02/2019

Edmund Burke and the Irish Canon

“Berkeley proved that the world was a vision, and Burke that the State was a tree, no mechanism to be pulled in pieces and put up again, but an oak tree that had grown through centuries” -W.B. Yeats Burke and the 20th Century: The Irish 20th century left many casualties in its wake. As the century drew to...

/ 12/01/2019