On the 19th August, 2017, The Irish Times published an article by Fintan O’Toole entitled The State of Us: Ireland’s story doesn’t make sense any more. The subheading: “Globalisation, migration and Catholicism’s decline have undermined stories of ourselves”. https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/state-of-us-ireland-s-story-doesn-t-make-sense-any-more-1.3186301 In summary, he describes the various collective narratives which he feels have defined “modern Catholic” Ireland …

Dublin Event, July 2017

Photos from our recent National Party meeting in Dublin, July 2017. This meeting was addressed by Party President Justin Barrett, Deputy President James Reynolds and Paul Clarke. For more photos of this and previous events follow the National Party on Flickr. Full speech available here.

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It seems clear now that Ireland has ceased to be a country and has become rather a poster child for every Liberal crackpot notion and intellectual fashion. Let three recent examples suffice. This week Leo Varadkar is on the cover of Time magazine, looking like the generic leader of…well, take your pick of any country. …

There are some things so obviously related that though they exist or occur a thousand miles apart, or a thousand years apart, the relationship is obvious. Then there are things that exist or occur right beside each other at exactly the same time with, quite bizarrely, no causative relation to each other at all. And …

Much credit to Declan Lynch for his brilliantly funny take down of Liberal journalists in the Irish Independent, entitled “Journalism is rediscovering its soul in these dark days”.  Written in a dry satirical tone it evokes the bitterness and self-righteousness we have all come to expect from the Fourth Estate. Mocking his own trade, Lynch …

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“The awful thing about life is this: Everybody has their reasons” – Jean Renoir, The Rules of the Game The Black Hats and the White Hats On the 23rd of January 2017, an article by Emer O’ Toole appeared in the Irish Times. It was titled Make Ireland Great Again: ‘Our culture has been under threat since those dirty …