“Northern Ireland Protocol”: What It Is and Why It Matters?

“Northern Ireland Protocol”: What It Is and Why It Matters?

It you want to write an article nobody will read, the best headline is probably “Northern Ireland Protocol”. Ever since it was made part of the renegotiated Brexit agreement in 2019, everyone has been either upsetting people by arguing about it, or choosing to ignore it. Everyone is sick and tired of hearing about Northern…

The UK-EU Clash Over Northern Ireland will have Grave Consequences

The UK-EU Clash Over Northern Ireland will have Grave Consequences

Get your retaliation in first,” is a cynical old saying in Northern Irish politics that means you hit your opponent whenever you can without waiting for a provocation. It neatly captures the violent traditions of the province and explains why the political temperature there is always close to boiling over. Imagine then the pleasure of…

The Irish Republican Brotherhood: A Forerunner of the Irish Republican Army

The Irish Republican Brotherhood: A Forerunner of the Irish Republican Army

One of the most controversial, influential, and well-known revolutionary organizations in the world was the Irish Republican Army (the IRA) considered to be both patriotic and terrorist. The Fenians It is of extreme debate the question of its real origin but it is mostly accepted the standpoint that the origins of the IRA are in…

The Rise of Sinn Féin: Dissecting Ireland’s Elections and the State of the Nation

The Rise of Sinn Féin: Dissecting Ireland’s Elections and the State of the Nation

In the Republic of Ireland, among the most notable outcome from last week’s general election outcome was a substantial rise in popularity for the left-leaning party, Sinn Féin, whose standing rose by 10.7% as they gained 15 parliamentary seats in the Dáil (Irish parliament) for a 37 seat total. As witnessed across Europe, a fall…

Ireland Needs to Prepare for a Border Poll & Plan for Reunification; the Alternative could be Chaos

Ireland Needs to Prepare for a Border Poll & Plan for Reunification; the Alternative could be Chaos

With Boris Johnson laser-focused on delivering a crash-out, no-deal Brexit in October, Ireland needs to stop the foot-dragging and wishful thinking and begin preparing for a border poll and potential reunification. This week, a report by a major UK business group called for the UK, Irish and EU leaders to hold emergency talks in Belfast…