This seems appropriate enough for the day that’s in it. British ska-pop giants Madness and their 1985 release, Uncle Sam, from the album, Mad Not
In the last hour the Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness, the former deputy first minister in the power-sharing executive at Stormont, has announced his decision not
Nicholas Boyle of Magdalene College and the University of Cambridge has written a particularly caustic evaluation of Greater England’s continued hegemony over the island of Britain and its overseas’
The Guardian newspaper has a somewhat effusive interview with the American fantasy writer Tad Williams, author of the popular Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series and its most recent sequel, Heart of What
When Martin McGuinness resigned as the deputy first minister in the power-sharing executive at Stormont, he blamed not only the malfeasance and bigotry of the Democratic
The north-east of the country will almost certainly be heading for a regional election sometime in the next few weeks if, as expected today, the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin formally
Concerns are growing that we may be witnessing a terminal collapse in the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement (GFA) of 1998, a series of binding accords between
Further on the crisis in the north-east of the country, presently regional, potentially national and international, Siobhán Fenton in the Independent newspaper reports on fears that the
The outré behaviour of Donald Trump and his associates has proved a considerable challenge for the international press over the last two years, from reporting on
Back in October of last year I examined a short documentary by the freelance journalist Eoin Butler attacking the position of the Irish language in modern Ireland, from
The text of Martin McGuinness’ resignation letter in full, where the former deputy first minister in the north-eastern executive lays out the prejudices, from hibernophobia to
In recent days I have been somewhat dismayed by a number of left-leaning individuals who I respect and admire demanding an outright ban on representatives of
If you have ever listened to or watched a geek-focused podcast (and I have experienced far too many of both) then enjoy this fantastic parody of the medium
Vince Cable, the former leader of the centre-left Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom and a senior minister in the country’s previous Conservative-Lib Dem coalition
The decision by the Irish Times to publish an article on Wednesday introducing its well-heeled readers to the political culture of the alternative right movement
The accelerated nature of the so-called “ash-for-cash” scandal in the UK-administrated north-east of the country has made the controversy a difficult one to comment upon.
Way back in 1996, the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain ran an enthusiastic if awkwardly-phrased banner headline proclaiming that a “Fort discovery proves Romans invaded Ireland“.
A happy New Year’s Eve to the readers and followers of An Sionnach Fionn, and as always a big thank you for your support and
As regular readers of An Sionnach Fionn know, I am generally sympathetic to Israel and tend to see its history and present circumstances through Irish eyes.
Mainstream television has always struggled with the popularity of computer gaming for adults and the peer-driven culture around it. Since the early days of the Atari 2600, the
In 2011 the United Kingdom introduced a government-backed scheme known as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a payment system encouraging the use of renewable energy
Christmas is my least favourite time of the year, bar the urine-scented test of patience that is Saint Patrick’s Day. Even as a child I didn’t