Tag: Republicanism

The View from ‘Connolly House’

The Battle for Moral Superiority is well and truly underway in Dublin as republican socialists take on shadowy international financiers (a Methodist charity in this case) in a bid to out-cuck themselves for foreigners.  This month "Socialist Republicans" occupied Lefroy...

/ 13/05/2022

Stormont Elections: Sinn Féin Takes the Wheel

Stormont looks set to be getting a lick of green paint with Sinn Féin now officially overtaking the DUP as the statelet’s premier party. Riding on the back of demographic shift and a political crisis within unionism, the Shinners romped...

/ 07/05/2022

Ancient Order of Hibernians Returns to Armagh

Armagh for those not familiar is a quaint town (no urban area with a population of 10,000 should be described as a city), the reported burial place of Brian Boru. The seat of the Primate of All Ireland, the county...

/ 21/04/2022

Whatever Happened to National Catholicism?

Though the recent death of Carmelite nun Sr Mary Kevin O'Higgins ends another living link to the revolutionary period, it does help us underscore still-relevant networking patterns. Maev O'Higgins was born in Government Buildings (now the Department of the Taoiseach),...

/ 15/04/2022

Is Putin in the ‘Ra? Media Pushes NATO Scare Stories on North

A new front in the Ukrainian war looks set to be opened up shortly, not in Kiev or Kharkov, but on the streets of Derry and Belfast, at least according to the British press in Ireland. Syndicated throughout the week,...

/ 08/04/2022
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Nationalism and Law in an Irish Context

Law can be a tricky bitch to describe. One can assume the role of explaining what actions are legal or illegal (or lawful and unlawful) and never give a second’s thought to what it actually is that is being applied....

/ 26/03/2022

Review: Justin Barrett’s ‘The Nationalist Reset’

"When it ceased to be the means for fair transactions and became the determinant of transactions, it caught hold of the whole world, and enthralled it to arbitrary power. It was a brilliant confidence trick, the more so because people...

/ 21/03/2022

What to do with Seán Russell?

Leo Varadkar is correct. We do need conversations about the statue of Seán Russell, the vandalism of the Booterstown plaque to Kevin O'Higgins, the vandals' Glasnevin victory, the Nenagh and Drumcondra monuments to rapist Martin Hogan, the statues in Crossmaglen,...

/ 20/03/2022

Misplaced Nostalgia and the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement

“From what I can gather from my slight knowledge of ancient Ireland, I find no reason to conclude that either screech or fatalism is indigenous to [our] race. How far it is within the power of [Ireland’s] will to alter...

/ 03/03/2022

Belfast: Sectarianism Through Rose Tinted Glasses

Belfast, Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical movie about being a Protestant in Belfast at the outbreak of the Troubles, has been nominated for seven Academy awards, one of which will almost certainly go to British Quaker Dame Judi Dench for playing the...

/ 16/02/2022