Category: Memes

A kiss is still a kiss: The upshot of upstaging and undermining

Guest post by Joan O’Connell A picture paints a thousand words; even if they’re entirely makey-uppey words. Over the weekend, the Anglophone internet had a bit of a conniption over this image of two Russian athletes kissing on a podium…

Did Brussels ban a Christmas nativity scene?

The Iona Institute has reported that a Nativity scene was banned in Brussels to avoid offence. Unfortunately, this is yet another in a long series of “Winterval myths“. The article, promoted by Iona Institute director David Quinn using his twitter…

Second-level schools in Ireland – facts and figures

In Ireland, private schools and fee-paying schools are not the same thing. And some fee-paying schools get state support and some don’t. Here is a quick round-up of facts and figures about second-level schools in Ireland. There is a total…