Tag: religion

A Short History of Christmas

Christmas: that wonderful time of the year when the country, as well as the entire city of Dublin, seems to come alive with people. People who do merry things such as take up all the spots in the university library,...

/ 23/12/2018

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

Book Review: The Terror of Existence

Theodore Dalrymple is best known as a chronicler of British decline. A retired doctor and psychiatrist, he has written more books than most of us have had hot meals, but his most successful, Life At the Bottom and Our Culture,...

/ 04/12/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: John McGuirk – Social 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.  The good, old-fashioned, judgemental, hang ‘em and flog ‘em, Social Conservative. I’m that kind of...

/ 03/12/2018

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: John Waters – Progressive

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.  The sort of Progressive I am: It seems that if you do not agree to...

/ 23/11/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: David Quinn – Social 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.  A few years ago I was addressing an audience along with Michael McDowell. I described...

/ 12/11/2018

Love Éire, Keep Blasphemy, Vote No – But Not For Why You Think

Ireland is changing. Ireland is changing from what used to be a nation of small, rural communities into something akin to a satellite nation of the United States and the greater anglosphere, with all the trinkets and trappings of American...

/ 24/10/2018

My Days in Trinity: a Walk Around Campus

Trinity College has an special laudatory distinction: it is both one of the oldest and most beautiful universities in the world. Having spent four years there, I realised that one could often forget to appreciate its history and its aesthetics....

/ 24/10/2018

Ireland: The Land of Sin and Cynicism

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey about the problems this island faces now and in the future. Unfortunately, due to having to keep the article to a readable length, a whole range of...

/ 13/08/2018