Tag: Nationalism

The Shadow of the Gunman and the Demise of Fianna Fáil

Whether it was Varadkar’s exchanges with Doherty in the Dáil or reading McCullough’s biography on De Valera, I decided to revisit my decision to leave Fianna Fáil some months ago. Having been a member of the party for several years,...

/ 06/01/2019

Why The Youth Turns Left

“A conservative at twenty has no heart, a socialist at thirty has no brain” – I am sure we have all heard variants of such a phrase before, but the question that has always interested me is why such a...

/ 04/01/2019

The Making of the ‘New Ireland’

“Ireland had clung to her youth, indeed to her childhood, longer and more tenaciously than any other country in Europe, resisting Change, Alteration, and Reconstruction to the very last.”  ― Seán Ó Faoláin Ireland: Between the Idea and the Reality Oftentimes...

/ 18/12/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: The End

This short essay marks the end of the Burke’s Right Minds series, in which many of Ireland’s top Conservative and Libertarian figures explained not just what it is they believe, but why it is that they believe what they believe....

/ 07/12/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: Niamh Uí Bhriain – Progressive Nationalist

Burke’s Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  Why I am a progressive nationalist: I’ve spent most of my adult life working to...

/ 05/12/2018

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

Burke’s Right Minds: Gary Kavanagh – Burkean Conservative

Burke’s Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  Why I am a Burkean Conservative: What I believe is, at its core, simple -...

/ 30/11/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: Michael J. Dwyer – Classical Liberal

Burke’s Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  I was born in 1969, less than a generation after the death of Hitler and...

/ 14/11/2018

Bannonism: An Irish-American Story

So much of the rich history of the Irish people is ingrained in stories of emigration to foreign lands, in the hope of a better life. The American dream in particular, breathed hope into generations of our countrymen. One of...

/ 06/11/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: Paddy Manning – Conservatarian

Burke's Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  I am a Conservatarian Being gay made me a libertarian, being a child of the...

/ 05/11/2018