Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin

Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin is an Irish artist who has exhibited widely around Ireland. His work consists of paintings based on cityscapes of Dublin, Irish history and geopolitical themes.  His blog of critical writing based on cinema, art and politics along with research on a database of Realist and Social Realist art from around the world can be viewed country by country at

Spring Traditions and Celebrations: The Past, the Present and the Future of Farming

Sacred Tree or Tree of Paradise? Nature and the Christmas Tree

The Afterlife: A Trick or a Treat? Halloween Celebrations Past and Present

Not So Black and White: Belfast in the 1960s

Violence and the State: Examining Two Recent Irish Films: Arracht and Herself

No Time To Think: The Changing Geopolitics of International Blockbusters

Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign 

Poetry and Political Struggle: The Dialectics of Rhyme

Cuba: Trump Turns the Vise

“Michael Inside:” The Prison System in Ireland 

The Choreography of Human Dignity: Blade Runner 2049 and World War Z

The Six ‘Secret’ Tactics of Empire

Deportations and the Harassment of an Irish Group Traveling to West Bank

Language Wars

The Artistic Representation of War and Peace, Politics and the Global Crisis

Remembering the Irish Easter Uprising of 1916 against the British Empire? The Art of Obfuscation

Stormy Times: Climate Change as Predicted

Sacred Trees, Christmas Trees and New Year Trees:  a Vision for the Future

Ireland: Obesity, the “Western Diet” and the Global Food Challenge

Lost in Limbo: Ireland’s Asylum Seekers Afraid to Speak Out

Ireland and the Privatization of Water: a Victory for the Anti-Charge Campaign

Ireland: Financial Playground for Global Elites

Ireland’s Home Mortgage Crisis: No Debt Relief

Protecting Ireland’s Beaches and Dunes

Ireland Under Austerity

Austerity Grips Ireland