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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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Palestinian Blood On The Hands Of Obama.

Irish parliamentarian Clare Daly was among the speakers at a large demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Dublin today. She didn’t hold back: “This assault would not happen…without the deafening silence coming from the United States of America. A silence that has enabled the slaughter, ensured it’s continuation and has resulted in the fact that we […]

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UCKG And Their Voodoo.

If you live in Dublin 8 or 15 you will most likely be aware of the UCKG ‘charity’. They’re anything but charitable. A Brazilian founded Pentecostal (evangelical) organisation, they prey on people much as religions do. This particular bunch aggressively promote exorcism and pursue followers for a hefty tithe. As far back as 2006, Edel Kennedy […]

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There Will Be No Pipelines.

  First Nations resistance in Canada. The Unist’ot’en tribe patrol their territory and on finding a helicopter and exploratory crew working for TransCanada, they evict them and warn them not to come back.   The north American aboriginal tribes are to the forefront in resisting gas & oil exploitation that is wreaking havoc across that […]

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Holidays And Other People’s Misery.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has written to the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny asking him to recall the Dáil to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the response of the Irish Government.   Two chances Gerry. Here’s what he wrote: “Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Irish towns and […]

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Who’s Your Man On The Box?

Just as we’d gotten up off our arse and finally uploaded Paddy Lynch’s We Speak In Code from #rabble8 , then up he pops again on Dublin Community TV’s The Generator. We’re blessed with some talented illustrators donating their time to us in rabble. We chatted to Paddy about his Jim Larkin project last year too if […]