The Ban Hammer

There were a number of inevitabilities about the decision by US President Donald Trump to restrict travel to and through the USA last week. First and foremost, it was inevitable that he would do it. He has been signposting the restriction for months before the US...

Get off your ass and vote

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. You'd need to be very brave if you're prepared to wake up tomorrow with Donald Jackass Trump as the president elect of the United States. There is one proven way to prevent this from happening. Grab this...

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 world, on its...

UKIP if you want to…

“What is one to make of the rise of UKIP?” – asked nobody with any commonsense, ever. That having been said, there are plenty of people with no commonsense desperate to shrinkwrap a simple answer to the problem of the purple and yellow party (by remarkable coincidence...