Tag: Media

Institute For Strategic Dialogue: Case Study in Media Astroturfing

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue released a report this week detailing their intelligence-gathering on what they call the Irish "far-right". There is nothing new in this document, and it seems more like a compendium of their greatest hits already released...

/ 15/04/2021

MEON: A New Socio-Environmental Journal for the Irish Youth

Meon, m. (gs. -oin, pl. ~ta) Def. 1: Mind, disposition; character, temperament. Lang: Irish. The Burkean editorial team are very proud to announce the launch of MEON, a new socio-environmental journal for the youth of Ireland, set to launch this...

/ 10/03/2021

LetIrelandLive: Antifa’s Last Throw of the Dice in Dublin

Yesterday’s papers carried news of clashes Saturday afternoon at the anti-lockdown ‘Let Ireland Live’ demonstration. Unusually, the media also largely admitted to have been instigated by Left street activists through an informal alliance of football ultras and Left Republicans. Billed...

/ 12/10/2020

Newstalk Partners with Soros NGO to Combat Populism

As the American presidential election rolls around and the potential for post-Covid electoral destabilisation emerges, the powers that be have commenced a new round of measures to clamp down on dissident voices. Zoning in on the tech platforms, the clampdown...

/ 01/07/2020

Red Faces at the Phoenix

Irish media has not been spared the recent Corona-induced downturn as the economy enters a prolonged viral hiatus.  From the temporary lay-offs and streamlining of hacks at ‘Independent’ News and Media (INM), to a plethora of local titles hitting the...

/ 23/04/2020

The Intelligentsia

Once every few years something happens which so succinctly epitomises the zeitgeist that it requires no further explanation.  As reported by the Irish Times, Senator Catherine Noone called her party president and the incumbent Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “autistic.” She later...

/ 01/02/2020

The University Times’s Bugging Scandal and Ireland’s Emerging Media Class

“I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.” -William Butler Yeats Remembering Buttergate For the campus reactionary,...

/ 10/11/2019

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

Ireland’s Emerging Rightist Media Nexus

This is intended to be a resource on Irish-oriented right-wing media platforms, most typically YouTube channels, but also encompassing other formats.  There is an undeniable thirst for information sources outside of the narrow sliver of ideological choices available from the...

/ 09/07/2019

Irish Conservatives and Nationalists Need a Mythos

There is much that can be said about Peter Hitchen's 2010 book, The Rage Against God, that is relevant to modern Ireland. Though the author delivers a critique of secularism from the platform of his Anglican faith, the trends that...

/ 04/02/2019