Michael D’s Media Cheerleaders

Michael D’s Media Cheerleaders

Later this year, voters will go to the polls to elect their president. Thanks to Senator Gerard Craughwell and the opposition leader Mary Lou McDonald, the political establishment has failed in its bid to prevent the Irish people from doing this. Interestingly though,...
The MacGill Controversy: A Storm in a Bubble

The MacGill Controversy: A Storm in a Bubble

In the midst of the biggest housing crisis in the history of the state, the longest ever hospital waiting lists, and the potential outcomes for Ireland in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, you might think that an obscure political summer school in rural Donegal would...
Where Now for the Irish Pro-Life Movement?

Where Now for the Irish Pro-Life Movement?

The decision of 66.4% of the electorate to repeal the Eighth Amendment marks the end of the constitutional right to life. However, it does not mark the end of the right to life, a right which the Irish state never created, but which it merely acknowledged. Nor does it...
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...
State Funding of Newspapers is Fascism

State Funding of Newspapers is Fascism

Micheál Martin likes to think of himself as an ideas man. Most of his are bad, many are terrible, but his latest plot to bring the dying print media under state control represents a new low for him, and a giant leap along the road to serfdom. Fianna Fáil’s...