“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

The Burkean Journal is an online political and cultural magazine run by students from Trinity College Dublin that promotes conservative thought and ideas. Our aim is to provide an intellectual platform and a publishing service for students to contribute their conservative views on contemporary issues that are not otherwise represented by mainstream publications on campus. We also try to publish articles from outside conservative experts in their respective fields, so as to provide our readers with the best possible quality material. 

The Burkean Journal gets its name from Edmund Burke, one of Trinity College’s most distinguished alumni. His statue stands just outside Trinity’s main entrance as a sign of respect and admiration to his life and achievements. His writings and ideas have contributed enormously to the field of political philosophy and he is currently considered to be the father of modern conservatism.

Part of our goal is to have a wide range of conservative spectrum — paleo-conservatives, neo-conservatives, the deeply religious and the agnostic, libertarians and social conservatives, free-marketeers and the more protectionist. We seldom adopt a singular stance on issues, rather give a forum for debate for the many veins of conservatism. The views of our contributors are their own. But apart from politics, we also address wider issues such as culture, history, philosophy, literature and the arts. Nowadays, being conservative is a controversial and a provocative thing in itself, and that is why our articles will sometimes be both of these things. 

Ultimately, we hope to help transform entirely the negatively perceived role of conservatism in Irish universities and society as a whole.

Guillermo Dillon

Chief Editor
Studying Classics at Trinity College Dublin

Louis Hoffman

Deputy Editor
Studying History at Trinity College Dublin

Michéal Ganley

Secretary & Editorial Team
Studying Law at Trinity College Dublin

Lizzy Younger

Treasurer & Editorial Team
Studying History at Trinity College Dublin