Articles Irish nationalism

No compromise on the road to victory

We often hear that perhaps we should be “more realistic” and compromise on basic positions in order to “win over people” or even worse “get more positive media coverage”. We…

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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…


Keelings: Picking Away At Ireland

I’m sure the Keelings controversy hasn’t gone under the radar of anybody who’s been keeping in touch over the past few days. While Irishmen and Irishwomen are prohibited from going…


Overview of Mass-Immigration in Ireland: Part III – Citizenship Ceremonies

The effects of mass-immigration on Irish nationhood have been immense, and nowhere is that so evident as in the much vaunted Citizenship Ceremonies which began in 2011. These events have…

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Overview of Mass-Immigration in Ireland: Part II – The Recession Years

In this section we will look at the period after the economic downturn and how immigration (including the immigration which had already occurred) combined with large scale native emigration to…

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The Attack on Nationality and Community in Modern Ireland

My younger sister graduated from primary school today and having a lot of locals in the parish hall celebrating really made me think about community. From my experience with spending…


What can be done about the housing crisis?

What can be done about the housing crisis? It helps to use some numbers to describe the recent state of the Irish housing market. Current estimates for the required housing…


The Irish Diaspora: A Tale of Unrequited Love

Throughout our recent history, emigration has acted as a pressure valve for Ireland.Discontented young people frustrated by incompetent government and the mismanagement of the economy tended to leave for more…