The statement Enda Kenny should have given

When a political crisis occurs, it’s vitally important for the principals to take a clear decision on whether they need to address the issue or see where it’s running – so it seems.  There is a third option – the proactive getting-out-ahead...

Ireland and the Universal Periodic Review

Ireland today subjected itself to the most palpably insane political process imaginable. Taking part in the UN’s Universal Periodic Review, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter TD, faced questions from Ireland’s peers, the nations of the...

The mysterious case of too many fucking fadas

Sometimes, we get things wrong.  Sometimes, however, it’s not our fault.  As a result of the historical intransigence of the Irish people and their insistence on the creation of a 26 county partitionist statelet, the education system in the still loyally British...