Conservatism and The Military Mindset

Conservatism and The Military Mindset

To say the military lifestyle inculcates and perpetuates conservatism in its members is practically trite at this point. After all, the image of the redneck Bush voter signing up to join the US military post 9/11 has epitomised the common perception of the US army...
Is Fianna Fáil Finished?

Is Fianna Fáil Finished?

The Sunday Times opinion poll last weekend showed that Fianna Fáil’s support has fallen to a two year low – and that they are now 13% behind Fine Gael. They now languish behind Sinn Féin as the third most popular party. This poll demonstrates why the party which has...
Ireland’s Drug Blues: A Slow Cowardly Surrender

Ireland’s Drug Blues: A Slow Cowardly Surrender

If ever there was a clear sign that Ireland is in serious danger of disappearing up its own contradictions it was the sight of Minister of State for health promotion Catherine Byrne holding a brightly coloured poster providing details on how to take cocaine in a...