The Death and Resurrection of Catholic Ireland

The Death and Resurrection of Catholic Ireland

Last month’s referendum result brought with it much discussion relating to the apparent demise of Catholic Ireland. Indeed, the comprehensive nationwide victory, the overwhelming support for unrestricted abortion among young voters and the raucous celebrations at...
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...
Yes: A Crucial Lesson for the Right

Yes: A Crucial Lesson for the Right

The repealing of the 8th amendment has been aptly labelled by Leo Varadkar as the “Quiet revolution”. Taking Ireland and most of the world by surprise. It happened slowly and then all at once. Looking at the issue from a personal prescriptive, the journey to Repeal...
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...