Butler's Insight

By Scott De Buitléir

Writer, poet, Celticist, and political activist, based in Cork, Ireland. Member of @SocDems. New poetry collection, ELYSIUM//PÁRTHAS, out May 15th in paperback & eBook (MKB Publishing).

Writer, poet, Celticist, and political activist, based in Cork, Ireland. Member of @SocDems. New poetry collection, ELYSIUM//PÁRTHAS, out May 15th in paperback & eBook (MKB Publishing).

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Rejoining the Commonwealth: Goodwill or Overextension? | Butler's Insight, Issue #5

The quick departure of DUP leader Arlene Foster was a surprise to many, but some were aware of certain nuances over the years, some of which sometimes provided small but short-lived glimpses of hope for a less fundamentalist wing driving unionism in Northern …

 
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Can We Have a Kid? | Butler's Insight - Issue #4

"Can we look into having kids?" The question almost made me crash the car as I was driving – still a relatively new skill for me, as I had absolutely no interest in cars when others were eager to get their first. My partner was still equally unused to being i…

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Ireland, United (Under Europe)? | Butler's Insight - Issue #3

One's sense of national identity is naturally influenced by one's physical, family, and community environments. History, education, and current affairs each play an obvious role also, and while every personal experience and definition of identity is different…

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On the Oppression, Liberty, and Hope of Women | Léargas an Bhuitléirigh / Butler's Insight

Ní saoirse go saoirse na mban, which means: There's no liberty until [there is] liberty of women.

 
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Léargas an Bhuitléirigh (Butler's Insight) - Issue #1

For a long time, I've wanted to see – or at least contribute to – the goal of a re-Gaelicised Ireland; not as some fantastical throwback to crossroad céilí dancing or adoring statues of Gaelic legends, but to reimagine Ireland as if it hadn't been so drastica…