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    Checkity Check Yo Self.

      Harry Browne, Author of The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) gives us the low down on defamation, libel & the almighty power of the litigious. Libel is scary. As professional reporters, editors, presenters and producers, libel haunts us. In our every working moment, and in all too much leisure-time too, lurks the […]

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    #clubbersCognotes: Dancing On Narrower Ground

    Belfast might not be synonymous with sweaty dancefloors and top-notch line-ups, but a fledgling scene has taken root and is dancing to the beat of its own drum. Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir dishes up the ravey gravy. If your knowledge of dance music and Belfast doesn’t extend further than the live news cycle, you might be […]

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    #meEJit: We’re Adults! Get RTE Away From Us!

    It is remarkable just how much RTÉ can chime with Irish government policy. Oireachtas Retort looks at Montrose’s latest offering of unreality TV. The broadcaster’s role in normalising austerity and undermining dissent is nothing new but their lifestyle & entertainment content is equally insidious. Think of it as Fáilte Ireland for the home audience. Towards […]

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    They Called It Acieed.

    Rashers Tierney chats to Piers Sanderson. He’s the director of a documentary about the early 1990’s Blackburn rave scene that saw a generation find wholly new uses for warehouses in the hard hit North of England. The presence of Thatcherism hangs heavy in your trailer for your doc. Tell me what life up north was […]

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    The Iona Mind

    Are we living in an Ireland of two halves? One looking towards a future of equal rights for all, free from the clutches of a church bathed in controversy, the other with more of a medieval take on things: anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-choice. Oireachtas Retort investigates the proportions and finds that it appears to be the […]

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    We Got That LADitute

    Us Free Staters are generally clueless about schtuff up North. But even the Jackeens on the ironic moustache circuit couldn’t miss the flag protests in late 2012. LAD hit the headlines with its creative trolling. rabble asked them for the low down. LAD was founded on December 10th 2012 as a response to the Fleg […]

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    #rabbleRaker: An Employer’s Market

    A 2010 study found that Ireland is seventh on the list of countries with the most workplace bullying in Europe. Four years on, is anything getting better? Shannon Duvall has been hearing some stories that suggest not. Defined by the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland as “repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, […]

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    Who Works Here Belongs Here

    The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland has been kicking against the pricks for ten years now. Rashers Tierney sat down for a chat to see how the battle for inclusivity is progressing in the land of a thousand welcomes. rabble has collected anecdotal accounts of the rise of workplace bullying during the recession. Is the hidden […]

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    The Ombudsman’s False Teeth.

    An Garda Siochana and GSOC. They don’t like each other, right? You would expect this type of relationship between the police and a body tasked to tackling police abuses and corruption. Immediately after allegations of GSOC’s surveillance surfaced, teeth were bared, fur flew and blood was drawn. Mark Malone takes stock of the scrap.   […]

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    A Magdalene Story

    Ronan Burtenshaw interviews Martina Keogh – a survivor of the Gloucester (now Seán McDermott) Street Laundry – about her experiences of incarceration and forced labour at the hands of the Church and state. Martina Keogh was sixteen when she was arrested for fighting in 1966. Originally from Whitefriar Street in the south inner-city she spent […]

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Building A Revolutionary Brand.

With the release of his latest book has Russel Brand missed his chance to do something truly revolutionary? Paul Doyle thinks so and here he puts his manifesto to the testo. Brand’s purported magnum opus, ‘Revolution’, could have been given away for free online. For no charge, it could have been available to all on […]

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Fine Gael and Fiddling Facebook.

  What’s that old saying about digging a hole? After much online hilarity, Fine Gael claimed earlier today they were spammed by large numbers of inauthentic Facebook users last night. What happened? The Wicklow based TD Simon Harris logged on for a post-Budget discussion but was greeted with a total lack of interest. Then thousands […]

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#spareChange: Everybody’s Free.

Yowser, it’s been 20 years since the introduction of the Criminal Justice Act in the UK. The act which spawned Reclaim The Streets and that classic Prodigy inner sleeve that sowed huge curiosity in culchie eight year olds like me. What better way to commemorate the anarchic spirit of that scene than highlighting how the flame […]

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Internment With Trial.

Tess Motherway from Abyss Films productions got in touch with us to share this wee trailer with you all. It’s a teaser for a forthcoming short documentary about the pressures of life as an intern in Ireland. She told us: I’m in the process of researching to make this a longer, more extensive piece – […]

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The Hidden Costs Of Disability.

With Budget 2014 upon us what better time to lift the lid on the plight of the more marginalised sectors of Irish society. Sinead O’Donnell steps up armed with the stats and looks at the shameful levels of state support for people with disabilities. Disabled people are twice as likely to live below the poverty line, experiencing […]