Tag: Ukraine

Exiting History: The Myth of the Bipolar World

The ‘End of History’ has been postponed. Fukuyama, its author, assures us that ‘the spirit of 1989 is not dead…and is being reawakened’ by the Ukrainian conflict'. The End of History and the triumph of liberalism is still there. According...

/ 05/07/2022

2022 Irish Asylum Spike Just the Start

News of a spike in international protection claims signifies the pebbles before an avalanche of asylum applicants to the Irish state. Recorded by the International Protection Office, the Republic experienced more than an effective doubling in asylum claims from the...

/ 02/06/2022

85 Days of Slavyansk: A Memoir of the 2014 Ukraine War

REVIEW: 85 Days of Slavyansk by Alexander Zhuchkovsky, translated into English by @Peter_Nimitz on Twitter. What rages today is the largest conventional conflict in the European continent since the Second World War, fought by around half a million soldiers serving...

/ 23/05/2022

Freedom Matters (But Some More Than Others)

Over the past month, the whole world has been bombarded by the shocking and heartbreaking images coming out of Ukraine since the invasion by Russian forces. We hoped it wouldn’t come to this but going by the increasingly aggravating behaviour...

/ 01/04/2022

People Before Profit: NATO’s Fifth Column in Ireland?

People Before Profit (PBP), Ireland's left-wing establishment joke party, is one of the many casualties of the Ukrainian conflict. Their problem is their circus acts of shedding crocodile tears for refugees and other victims of war have, in the hot...

/ 29/03/2022

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

Modern Ireland’s 1914 Moment

Though it looks like Co Clare are playing in an all-Ireland double, Ireland's all-pervasive yellow and blue flags are not there to wish The Banner County's finest the best. Rather, they are there to support the wildly corrupt Ukrainian government...

/ 09/03/2022

The Sunday Times’ Irish War Games

A British paper pushing an Irish front to an Ukrainian war seems to be the role of the Sunday Times Irish edition the past week as the bullets started flying in Eastern Europe. Of late the paper has been rather...

/ 07/03/2022

Whither Irish Neutrality?

The current war in Ukraine is, we are told, Europe's biggest since the Second World War. Bigger, we are told, than the wars of the Yugoslav succession, when NATO handed the Slavs' historical homeland over to their pliable Albanian gangsters,...

/ 01/03/2022
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Will Ukraine Crisis Force Ireland to Militarize

The last number of days have seen an enormous Western reaction to events in Ukraine - from Germany announcing it would double its defence spending and put Nordstream 2 on ice, to Western powers providing significant quantities of war material...

/ 27/02/2022