Midweek Articles

“F**k the law, we won the bleedin’ war dontcha know?!”

Hagrid appeared on everyone’s social media today as he came out in defence of the ever-present clickbait queen, JK Rowling. Yes, Robbie Coltrane now felt compelled to weigh in on the matter of the existential crisis facing this generation’s attitude problem, “They wouldn’t have won the war, would they?”. Coltrane is 70 years old. MeaningContinue reading ““F**k the law, we won the bleedin’ war dontcha know?!””

“Extra-large cone, rum and raisin, extra sprinkles, 2 flakes – hold the mask there love”

“You can’t eat when you’re muzzled!” Apparently DUP MP Sammy Wilson cannot fathom the possibility of eating an ice cream outside. This revelation arrives in the latest instalment of Sammy’s tirade against the public health advice to wear facemasks when indoors. I’ll admit, it’s never easy to follow the East Antrim MP’s train of thoughtContinue reading ““Extra-large cone, rum and raisin, extra sprinkles, 2 flakes – hold the mask there love””

PUP U-Turn.

The twitter bubble of Irish politics has been nothing if not intriguing over the past month or so. The Barry Cowen fiasco, Super Junior Ministers pay rise, Eamon Ryan nodding off during a vote, Richard Bruton showcasing his 6 pack and, of course, “the brits being at it again” as the Guardian attempted to commandeerContinue reading “PUP U-Turn.”

Trump’s “EPIC rally” turns to farewell tour.

Oh dear, what a flop. The Donald’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, proudly boasted “just passed 800’000 tickets. Biggest data haul and rally signup of all by 10x. Saturday is going to be amazing!”. But poor Billy Goat Brad suffered huge humiliation last night as the epic rally fell flat on its face in Tulsa, OklahomaContinue reading “Trump’s “EPIC rally” turns to farewell tour.”

The UNSC – It ain’t good for much

Recently my colleague at North South Perspective and the team at The Progressive Brief published a report on the Seanad entitled, “Reform or die.” The gist I caught was that the Seanad must reform or face indefinite ineffectual peripherality within Ireland’s bicameral parliamentary system. The report raises and tackles a number of valid critiques fromContinue reading “The UNSC – It ain’t good for much”

Silence in the courtyard, silence in the street, the biggest gobshite on Twitter is just about to tweet.

I have written before about Trump’s twitter escapades, I’m writing about them now, and I will write about them again. 45’s feed is an absolute goldmine if you’re jaw feels a bit stiff, trust me, a minute or two on the Don’s Twittersphere never fails to drop jaws. For anyone not arsed to read throughContinue reading “Silence in the courtyard, silence in the street, the biggest gobshite on Twitter is just about to tweet.”

Don’t forget your shovel if you want to bike to work.

ALERT! ALERT! STAY ALERT! This is the new message from the British Government today as they try to gradually ease lockdown restrictions and remedy the economy. But there is a danger that this message in itself may cause an internet block as everyone in the UK rushes to begin to try and purchase night-vision goggles,Continue reading “Don’t forget your shovel if you want to bike to work.”

A closer look at the EMI Red C Poll of Ireland.

On Thursday 30th of April, European Movement Ireland hosted a webinar on their annual poll regarding the relationship between Europe and Ireland – The Red C Poll. On the panel there were two highly distinguished guests that joined the Executive Director, Noelle O’Connell in the shape of RTE’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly and Eisenhower Fellow,Continue reading “A closer look at the EMI Red C Poll of Ireland.”


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