The Iran Deal and a 1914 Déjà Vu

The Iran Deal and a 1914 Déjà Vu

In a recent turn of events that can only be described as one of the most aggressive ‘diplomatic’ moves of this century, the United States of America withdrew from the JCPOA (otherwise known as the Iran deal) and issued a list of twelve demands to the Islamic Republic...
Welcome to Post-Catholic Ireland

Welcome to Post-Catholic Ireland

On a cold January afternoon in 1922, Irish history changed forever in the courtyard of Dublin Castle, as the last Viceroy of Ireland handed over the keys of the city’s most historic building to the new Provisional Government of the Irish Free State. Seven hundred...
The Fourth Estate and a Fifth Column

The Fourth Estate and a Fifth Column

Looking through some of the online coverage of the launch of Fine Gael’s Vote Yes campaign, one exchange on Twitter was particularly interesting. Hugh O’Connell, Political Correspondent for The Sunday Business Post, was obviously impressed by the written material...