Ireland Lockdown Religion

Enemies of the State: Restrictions on Religious Practice in Ireland

In recent months, we have witnessed a string of very disappointing and frankly disgraceful incidents concerning the implementation of draconian Covid-19 restrictions. This time, the targets of the Government’s enforcement…

2021 Riots

Parallel Societies: Why Liberalism Has No Answer to Sectarian Riots

The year is 2021 and sectarian violence is once more front page news. Images of flaming wreckage fill our television screens on a nightly basis. But there is an air…

Citizenship Ireland Mass-Immigration

Citizenship, Nationality and Mass-Immigration

Birthright Citizenship on the Cards Again If it was not already obvious that Ireland has a major problem with mass-immigration –and in dealing with that problem in the context of…

Irish nationalism Liam Mellows

Liam Mellows: Soldier and Politician

Abstract Born in England to a British Army father and a mother from Wexford, Liam Mellows and his family returned to Ireland when he was a young child. From an…

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…

Irish nationalism Michael Collins

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…

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…

Irish nationalism Monuments

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…

Covid-19

The Global Virus

The coronavirus did not originate in Ireland. What did not originate here could only have been imported from abroad, through a weak and flabby non-defence of our national borders. As…