Tag: Progressivism

Virtue Signalling & American Racial Politics — The George Nkencho Shooting

What Happened on the Day? At 12.15pm yesterday Gardaí arrived on the scene to what they described as a public order incident, outside Hartstown Shopping Centre near Blanchardstown. The incident involved a Nigerian male named George Nkencho (27) with a...

/ 31/12/2020

Rebuking Conservatism

Having read a very recent article (“In Defence of Conservatism”) in this publication, I find myself forced into rebuking it. Throughout the piece, the author recognises conservatism has no allure for the youth or those who would be socially conservative,...

/ 07/12/2020

Unanimous Support for Birthright Citizenship in Seanad

Entering the Committee stage in an ongoing process to become law, the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Bill was debated in the Seanad yesterday afternoon. Debated being perhaps too potent a word, as the Bill’s contents were agreed upon by the...

/ 03/12/2020

In Defence of Conservatism

About twelve years ago, I wrote a fantasy novel by the title The Black Feather. It remains unpublished, which I put down to the fact that it is unpublishable — not to mention unreadable. It was a blast of the...

LGB Alliance Ireland and Ireland’s New TERF Wars

Few could have ignored the sanguinary factional dispute among Irish progressives during the past few weeks over the apparent emergence of liberal TERF groups dedicated to overthrowing Ireland’s inordinately lax transgender laws. Not ones to take political dissonance lightly, the...

/ 15/11/2020

Against the 27th: More Open Borders Activism on Irish Campuses

Another week and another open borders organisation has been birthed on Irish campuses seeking to crowbar open the nation's already loose migration regime.  Formulated over the previous six months, 'Against the 27th' is a new student-led campaign that has commenced...

/ 06/11/2020

Terence MacSwiney Centenary: Modern Ireland and Historical Revisionism

Today marks the centenary of Terence MacSwiney’s death while in prison during the War of Independence. A playwright, poet, mayor of Cork and IRA commander, MacSwiney passed away after 74 days on hunger strike, bringing worldwide attention to the nationalist...

/ 25/10/2020

Richard Dawkins Deplatforming & The Hist’s Cultural Revolution

Another year, another case of Trinity’s once proud intellectual institutions being subverted by self-serving progressives.  Yesterday, according to the University Times, the College Historical Society, or ‘The Hist’ as they like to brand themselves now, announced that they will ‘not...

/ 28/09/2020

Toothbrush Totalitarianism: Jedward & Book Burning

With our newfangled culture wars reaching fever pitch after a summer of tumultuous protests induced by the death of George Floyd, there is an increasing chance for Z-list celebrities to reinvent themselves as progressive warriors in the new cultural battlefield....

/ 18/09/2020

The Irish Supreme Court: The Hidden Parliament

Theoretical framework of a Supreme Court The initial presumption behind a Supreme Court is that its judges would merely be mouthpieces for what is written down in the Constitution. The French philosopher Montesquieu described this as judges merely being ‘the...

/ 29/08/2020