Author: James Cussen

James Cussen is a graduate of UCC in History, Greek & Roman Civilisations, and International Relations.

No, you can’t drink and drive in County Kerry

The reaction of the international media to a motion passed by Kerry County Council on Monday night displays an ignorance of how Irish local government operates; to the extent that one suspects it was even contrived for the sake of…

Hibernia College and Vincent Twomey

Dr Vincent Twomey, Professor Emeritus of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, has attracted criticism recently for his teaching notes (and sample exam questions) on religious instruction prepared for Hibernia College. Atheist Ireland felt aggrieved enough to complain to the Minister for…

David Quinn’s Ecclesiastical History

The Vincentian educated David Quinn recently wrote on ‘Church history’. The article in question was printed in The Irish Independent on Friday 17th February [link], and part of the ongoing coverage of Ireland’s shuttering of its embassy to the Holy See. Quinn’s argument…

Simcha Jacobovici’s Archaeology

Here’s something that we’re going to be forced to confront on a regular basis at factsaresacred.ie: Churnalism. Today’s Irish Independent syndicates some Daily Telegraph content from journalist Adrian Blomfeld in Jerusalem. In Blomfeld’s report, an ‘amateur archaeologist’ (that doesn’t bode…

Hard cases make bad law?

The X-Case [Attorney General v. X (a minor) & Ors. – 1992], an Irish Supreme Court decision on abortion now twenty years long in the tooth, has attracted renewed media attention in this its anniversary year (e.g. a series of…