Tag: Sinn Féin

Rose Dugdale: The Life of an Irish 68er

Seán O'Driscoll's riveting account of British aristocrat Rose Dugdale's topsy turvy life resembles a Monty Python thriller. Here is a niece of Oswald Mosley, a member of Britain's ruling elite, who had once prostrated herself in front of their Queen,...

/ 01/12/2022

Lough Erne Attack: Why is a Sinn Féin MP Backing Antifa in Court?

By any reckoning, the events of the 13th of November at the Lough Erne Resort were a blunder for more serious thinking antifascist organisers in Ireland.  A freelance 30-person operation of Dublin antiracists linked up with nordie left-republicans, largely from...

/ 26/11/2022

East Wall: Sinn Féin Grassroots Break Ranks on Asylum

For the second night in the past week, East Wall residents rallied to protest the planting of an asylum centre in the former ESB Building by an overstretched Department of Equality. Numbering north of 300 at its peak, the crowd...

/ 21/11/2022

Cost of Living Protests: The Left Plays the Populist Game

Two years of the Irish Left hiding behind NPHET’s skirt came to an end this weekend as Dublin saw mass mobilisation for a march against the Cost of Living Crisis. Headlined by Taoiseach in waiting Mary Lou MacDonald and the...

/ 26/09/2022

Griffith We Hardly Knew Ye

Betwixt the Marxian left pinning him down as an Irish Scrooge and a revisionist Fine Gael trying their best to bask in the shadow of Mick Collins, Arthur Griffith has fallen in between the gearbox of Irish public memory. With...

/ 20/08/2022
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Dublin Does Sodom and Gomorrah

Given the current state of Dublin's inner city, it seems the slums of a century and more ago have been painted over to cater to Sinn Féin's LGBT++ zeitgeist.  Dublin, in a word, is a kip; it combines all of...

/ 14/06/2022

TUSLA Fostering Services Advertised Alongside ‘Glory Hole’ Sex Club

The Burkean can report that an advertisement for the state child services agency TUSLA was published in a magazine containing graphic promotional material for a sex club. Printed on page 113 of Issue 372 of GCN (Gay Community News) magazine,...

/ 11/06/2022

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

Finis Britannia-Is Unionism Really in Collapse?

The banality of northern politics has been upended recently by the news of the resignation of the Unionist First Minister and what appears to almost certainly be the commencement of a snap “election”, called several months early. “At last,” some...

/ 07/02/2022

Hunger Strikers’ American Legacy

This article was originally syndicated in the recently launched Gaelic American and is syndicated with permission. Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who plotted to undercut...

/ 24/01/2022