The Burkean Journal is an online political and cultural magazine in Ireland that promotes conservative thought and ideas.
Editorial Note: This article comes in response to a previously published article in the Burkean Journal entitled "A Case Against Nationalism and Irexit" written by Louis Hoffman. The Burkean Journal seeks to be a platform in which debates such as this one can be...read more
The recent news that Israel is considering closing its embassy in Ireland as part of an overall reduction in its diplomatic footprint is disappointing, but understandable. Should the decision to close the embassy be made, we will be the only country in Western Europe...read more
Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington In February, 2016, American conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro spoke at the...read more
In the years before its collapse, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had an underdeveloped and horrifically mismanaged economy. The Russian Federation inherited the vast majority of this mess in 1991. With the collapse of the USSR, many well-to-do figures within...read more
‘75% of doctors support 12-week access,’ the most prominent headline on the front page of yesterday’s Irish Examiner read. The story was written by the Examiner’s well-known Political Editor Daniel McConnell along with their Political Correspondent Fiachra Ó...read more
The long overdue apology by an Garda Síochána issued last month to Joanne Hayes, whose life was blighted forever by the almost forgotten “Kerry Babies” scandal, has triggered a thoroughly risible campaign to re-write recent Irish history. The...read more
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. It is not enough, in a situation of trust in the commonwealth, that a man means well to his country.”Edmund Burke