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 …

The National Party

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 …

Justin Barrett

In fairness 2016 was not a good year to be a member of Renua Ireland. As a party you started it with three TDs, two senators and three Councillors, the talk was of the price at which the party might consider entering Government and redlines being drawn. If with hindsight they were not about very …

irish times, irish, minority, ethnic, group

  On the 18th of April, 2017,  Úna-Minh Kavanagh posted a message on Twitter, under #WeAreIrish, complaining that “our ads, our broadcasters and tourism material” were dominated by “white faces.” This resulted predictably in a backlash. The backlash was picked up, predictably, by the media and framed by them in the most manipulative way possible. …

On the 16th of April, 2017 the Irish Independent published an article by Dan O’Brien entitled “101 years after the Rising, nationalism is dead and gone.” The main argument in the article is that Ireland has become a post-nationalist society and that this will be a stumbling block for unification. The following is a brief …