Tag: Islam

Did Gulf Money Almost Stop Trinity From Flying the Pride Flag?

The raising of LGBT colours for the first time by Trinity College engendered a rather unusual news story the past week with alleged and mysterious pressure being placed upon the college not to do so. Reported initially by the Sunday...

/ 18/06/2022

Eagles Amid the Ruins: Syrian Nationalists Reflect After 11 Years of War

Syria’s National Vanguard Syria passed a morbid landmark in March 2021 marking the 10 year anniversary since the outbreak of protests and subsequent Western backed hostilities against the al-Assad government. Arguably the defining conflict of the century so far, the civil...

/ 23/04/2022

Sligo Murders: A Proper Response

The death notices for Aidan Moffitt, Michael Snee and Ashling Murphy should make for reflective reading for those opportunists who organised vigils and opened books of condolences for them in seedy Dublin pubs.  The grieving families' notices make it plain...

/ 20/04/2022

Sligo: LGBT Cartel Collides with Diversity

The situation remains hazy but one thing we can safely say is that no matter what there will be a fresh push for hate crime legislation in the aftermath of the gory events in Sligo. It's all the regime can...

/ 14/04/2022

Yvan Colonna: Riots in Corsica After Murder of Nationalist Icon by Jihadi

Lost amid blanket coverage of the Ukrainian crisis, this month’s rioting on the French administered island of Corsica has slipped under the radar for most. Taking the form of intense street level actions by Corsican separatists, the trigger for the...

/ 30/03/2022

Liberties Mosque Decision Underlines Demographic Change in Dublin 8

The red bricked laneways and apartment blocks of the South Inner City Dublin have been visited by conspicuous demographic transition the past decade. Generally regarded as a solid working class area favourable to republican and left politics, since the Crash...

/ 28/10/2021

George Galloway — Harbinger of Islamic Populism in Britain?

Another brick almost fell out of the British Labour Party’s electoral wall last week with a knife edge contest fought in the Batley and Spen by-election. Narrowly avoiding an electoral humbling for Labour, the election acts as a harbinger for...

/ 06/07/2021

Who is Behind Ireland’s Newest Mosque Development in Lucan?

Despite residential complaints and planning objections, An Bord Pleanála last week gave the rubber stamp on the development of a purpose built Islamic centre and mosque in the West Dublin town of Lucan.  A planned multi-storey development complete with a...

/ 10/11/2020

Eid, Croke Park & Archbishop Dermot Martin

By now most readers will be aware of the events that took place in Croke Park on Friday July 31, where the Islamic Eid Al Adha festival was held. The event itself was covered by this journal the very next...

/ 26/09/2020

The Desecration of Croke Park

The Eid al-Adha celebrations held at Croke Park made a lot of people very, very angry. The sight of some 200 traditionally clad muslims, praying in their traditional way, on the sacred soil of the Gaelic Athletic Association stung the...

/ 01/08/2020