There has been another racist attack on property in Galway, where I live: Arsonists have burned down a house that the local council was preparing for new residents. A family … Continue Reading The other pandemic
Given the current global lockdown scenario, I thought it was high time I posted some photographs from my (pre-Covid) visit to Chernobyl and the now deserted nearby city of Pripyat. … Continue Reading Things to do in Chernobyl when you’re alive
[This article appeared in the June 2020 issue of the ‘Irish Psychologist’] As we all know by now, contagion is a matter of behaviour as well as biology. What we … Continue Reading Covid-19, Psychology, and the Politics of Life-and-Death Science
[I am currently writing a book on the history of psychological concepts. Here is an extract from the chapter on “Insanity”] * * * Efforts to suppress dissent are, obviously, … Continue Reading “Proud to be maladjusted”
It’s Brexit Day. It’s done. And right on cue, I have a piece in today’s Irish Times: It was as early as July 2016 when one British national broadsheet warned … Continue Reading Why the British really voted for Brexit
So Ireland is having yet another vote, this time — of all things — to elect its government. As international readers might be aware, for this type of election, Ireland … Continue Reading Please don’t vote for racists. Vote AGAINST them
“excellent and clearly written…in the vanguard of the area” “timely, insightful and brave…a lesson for all” “a penetrating analysis…written with energy and style. One that I think will earn an … Continue Reading “The Psychology of Brexit” is now available!
Social controversies are frequently seized upon by bigots. In Britain, for example, the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum saw a sharp increase in racist incidents, with reports of people … Continue Reading On “celebratory racism”
Releasing the Genie Notwithstanding frantic after-the-fact efforts to rehabilitate the town’s reputation, there is little doubt that alt-right/far-right extremists successfully infiltrated that public meeting in Oughterard. The townspeople currently protesting the … Continue Reading Fact-checking the racists: A look at the psychological approach of Ireland’s alt-right
This guy: It’s like that episode of Father Ted, where the farmer shouts at the priest: “Should we all be racists now?” There’s an election coming. Ireland has multi-seat constituencies. … Continue Reading Michael Collins is the new Noel Grealish (who is the new Peter Casey (etc. (etc.)))
It’s podcast time again — I am delighted to have contributed to the first podcast of the Psychological Society of Ireland, along with Professor Ian Robertson and host Máire Treasa … Continue Reading Podcasting Brexit
Mainstream media in Ireland continue to report on the protests in Oughterard without referencing the involvement of leading hard-right/alt-right activists, who are quite clearly engaged in a national campaign of … Continue Reading What the alt-right are privately saying about their “important work” in Oughterard
[I ripped this audio file from a tweet by one of Ireland’s alt-right anti-immigrant underbelly accounts. I don’t feel obliged to give credit here. Fair usage etc. You can find … Continue Reading Oughterard
Here I am discussing psychology, the replication crisis, medical error, CFS/ME, the PACE Trial, political collapse, human extinction, and more… ‘Medical Error Interviews’ is a podcast out of Canada, hosted … Continue Reading Psychology in Crisis: My interview with the ‘Medical Error’ podcast
From The Guardian‘s live blog just now: In the Brexit committee Michael Gove has just finished answering a series of questions about how Dover would cope with lorry arrivals in … Continue Reading Brexit contingency-planning latest: Don’t ask me, ask God, minister testifies
To be released in October 2019. Just when you thought it would be safe to get back into the water… Details here.