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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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Happy Halloween From Rabble And Phil Hogan.

You’d kinda miss Big Thick Phil now that he’s retired and joined his comrades on the gravy train in Brussels. So we thought we’d give you this little cut out and keep scary mask for the weekend that’s in it – don’t stick it on the kids in case someone paying Phil’s made up taxes […]

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Red Herring Is A Dish Best Served Cold.

Pat Rabbitte’s been on the radio harrumphing about water protests, sure that’s what you do when it’s not an election. Pat was on Morning Ireland laughing at the idea that Irish Water would ever be privatised: “So, there is no danger, it’s an entire red herring about privatisation of water services. There won’t be any privatisation […]

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Terrifying Turnips.

You wouldn’t want to answer the door to one of these lads. They’ll also have the ancient alien theorists in a right old hoo ha. It’s an image of  Jack O’Lanterns carved from turnips at the National Museum of Ireland, Museum of Country Life, Castlebar, Co Mayo. It comes to us via Irish Medieval History who […]

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800 Quid A Month? You Must Be Daft.

As rents climb higher we take a look around some of the ‘competitively’ priced ‘Studio Apartments’ offered by the rentier class to those that can’t afford a home. In previous articles we wrote about bedshitland and the  failure of  almost all 1500 residences examined to pass basic health & safety criteria demanded by the DCC. Today we scanned […]

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Savita – A migrant’s perspective.

Flavia Simas is from Goiás, Brazil. She has lived in India, U.S and is currently trying her luck in Ireland. Here’s a poem she wrote and which was recited at the vigil in Eyre Square, Galway to mark the anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Flavia Simas is from Goiás, Brazil. She has lived in India, […]