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    Murphy’s Law.

      We all know that De Valera’s vision of a Gaelic utopia manifested itself as a bit of a psychologically terrifying clusterfuck. Here, Síofra Gallagher looks at the cultural wing of his endeavours, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Society of the Musicians of Ireland), the organisation entrusted with promoting traditional dance and music since 1951, and asks […]

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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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    #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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Roscommon Said No.

A group identifying themselves as Roscommon Says No have released a statement about their protest in Roscommon Town on Friday evening. We saw unconfirmable rumours on Friday evening (yesterday) on the internet that Enda Kenny was going to be attending a Fine Gael Function in Roscommon Town later in the evening. We phoned the pub […]


#ruckusAlert: Cut Hands In The Hub.

Fond of our polyrhythmic African excursions here at rabble HQ we do be. No better man to drill them out than Cut Hands. Check out his recent Boilerroom sets for a taste of what to expect tomorrow night. The rest of the menu is tasty too. Full details on Facepuke.


Expect O’Rant.

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan took to his Facebook page to share a story of visiting our crumbling health system with a sick child and the conclusions he drew from that night. A lot of it touches on aspects of what Jane McAlevey discussed in that video we shared yesterday. Expectations, they are a changing. “Please share. […]


Any One For A Game Of Phrogger?

  Battling up Constitution Hell on a bike at rush hour is a right nightmare. Not to be out done, when you reach the top you have the manic hell of Doyle’s Corner to contend with. It all gets a little Froggr with cars speeding through the lights each time they turn.  Looks like someone is […]

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Ireland Facing “ISIS Situation” Over Water Charge Protests.

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has spoken bravely about nipping a potential “ISIS Situation” in the bud before Sinn Féin extremists and wealthy socialist Paul Murphy create one over water charge protests. Coonan, who almost none of you will know, is a rare treat in the Dáil with his one-liners but has excelled himself today when talking about […]