Irish nationalism

Rejecting the Politics of Nostalgia

Is Nationalism Nostalgic? The accusation is made that nationalism is nostalgic; that it is merely a reactionary longing for an idealised past. But this misrepresents both nationalism and nostalgia. The…

Lockdown

Not Free Merely: Reflections on Liberty in a Year of Lockdown

It is natural in the midst of chaotic lockdown restrictions that people consider the nature of freedom. And it is understandable that they choose in some cases to make their…

Press Releases

Honouring Seán Treacy and Renaming Talbot Street in Dublin

In the centenary of anniversaries, it is imperative that we honour and respect the valiant efforts and sacrifices made by Irish Nationalists a century ago. One such sacrifice was that…

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Fine Gael have no claim to Michael Collins, says Justin Barrett

The following is from a press release issued by the National Party on 23 August, 2020: Fine Gael have no claim to Michael Collins, says Justin Barrett The National Party…

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A Separatist Tradition: Irish Nationalism in the 21st Century

“It thus appears that Ireland has been Separatist up to the beginning of the generation that is now growing old. Separatism, in fact, is the national position. Whenever an Irish…

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The Question of Territory: Croke Park, Eid and the GAA

It had been a quiet year in Croke Park, for obvious reasons. Lockdown restrictions had silenced stadiums throughout the country and indeed the world. That was until Friday 31 July…

Law and Order

Why the State Should Execute Paedophiles: Capital Punishment and the Moral Order

Particularly Heinous Crimes There is no doubt that Ireland would be in a far healthier state today, and for that matter the Catholic Church would be in a far healthier…

Ireland

Open Letter to Members of Oireachtas Éireann Concerning the Minister for Children

Law Library Four Courts Dublin Monday 6th July, 2020 Dear Deputy, I write to you with a heavy heart. What follows in this letter is something that causes me acute…

Law

Nationalist Jurisprudence: Law, Society and the Culture War

For those fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with legal developments in America, there is currently a transformation underway in conservative legal theory – the strategy adopted by conservatives in the…

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Irish History Is Targeted for Demolition

The recent American fad for toppling statues has finally reached Ireland. Among the targets for demolition are a monument to Christopher Columbus in Galway City and a plaque to Richard…