Ireland

If nobody can lie, then truth ceases to exist

This happened last night: Host Claire Byrne’s opening line revealed what, in retrospect, might kindly be seen as something of a naive ambition: Tonight, everything you need to know about next week’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Wow, Claire. Everything I need to know? I mean, everything??? Let’s just say […]

This pro-life activist has a foolproof plan to reduce abortion numbers, and it involves only a *little* racism

It is well known that around 3,500 women travelled from Ireland to Britain to get abortions in 2016, which, from a population of around 4.5 million, is a rather high number. So how does this anti-abortion activist from Ireland’s Life Institute play down the numbers? Well, over to her… In […]

This is on tomorrow, in which I talk about diversity and stuff (see how effortlessly I communicate with the lay public)

Psychology Matters. Old pun, new content: Yes, that’s me. And other people. Never forget the other people. In fact, in Ireland, tomorrow is a kind of national psychology day. There are #PsychMatters events taking place in cities around the country, including Dublin, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as Galway. The […]

Begging-the-question, conjecture, anecdote, false equivalence, and a non sequitur: those five reasons for raising the Digital Age of Consent

Cormac Ryan has been tweeting about the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and their letter to the government on the Digital Age of Consent. Its worrying that a group of medical professionals, charged with the care of children, would publicly state that they base their position on conjecture, supposition, […]

Reproductive rights in Ireland will lead to “normalisation of sex slavery”, “euthanasia”, and “the killing of political opponents”, according to local councillor who is not exaggerating at all

Is it libel if the person actually said it? Oh well. This guy has been saying stuff. A whole lot of stuff actually. Today he’s been discussing the forthcoming abortion referendum in Ireland: A COUNTY councillor has defended claims that the abolition of the Eighth Amendment will lead to sex […]

So apparently George Soros “can’t stand” Ireland’s anti-abortion clause because, well, obvs

This is one of Ireland’s very stable geniuses. If you listen carefully to what he says in this speech, you will learn that multi-billionaire Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros wants to “smash down” the “gate” (or is it a “shield”? or is it a “walled garden“?) that is the Irish constitution’s […]