No Irish Please, We’re Fine Gael And Labour

In former times the British-born journalist and occasional Confederate-apologist, Kevin Myers, regularly used his newspaper column to discuss his race theory of Irish politics, particularly when it came to recognising the chief differences between the centre-right parties of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. For him it lay in genetics, by which he meant not some synonym for their political origins but rather the actual biological… Read More No Irish Please, We’re Fine Gael And Labour

Ireland – A Western Province Of The British Isles

In the Irish Times a Danish woman living in Ireland pens a passionate letter on behalf of the Irish language and the Irish-speaking communities of Ireland. As she so rightly asks: are we to be an Irish Ireland or an English Ireland? “Last week I was watching Bernard Dunne’s ‘Brod Club’ — where he launched his ‘Speak… Read More Ireland – A Western Province Of The British Isles

Kevin Myers On President Obama: Racially, A Half And Half Mulatto

As regular readers may have gathered I’ve long regarded Kevin Myers, the British-born journalist, as one of the chief proponents of the bizarre form of anti-Irish self-hatred that permeates much of the media establishment in Ireland. With his odd “racial” theories about Irish politics (that Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin politicians and voters are of “uncivilized” native Irish descent while Fine Gael… Read More Kevin Myers On President Obama: Racially, A Half And Half Mulatto

Know-Nothings – The American Right And The New Anti-Irishness

This week, under the thrilling headline question ‘Why Is Ireland Such a Bastion of Anti-Israel Feeling?’, long-standing Atlantic columnist (and former Iraqi War cheerleader) Jeffrey Goldberg highlights a piece by notorious Irish newspaper commentator Kevin Myers on the alleged anti-Semitism of the Irish people. The British-born Myers, a long time apologist for British violence in… Read More Know-Nothings – The American Right And The New Anti-Irishness