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    A Battle Fought Before.

    In recent months there has been a plethora of housing action campaigns established, all wishing to raise awareness around the issue of working class housing (or the lack of it) in Ireland today.  Donal Fallon takes us back to the crowbar brigades and squatting tactics of the 1960s’ Dublin Housing Action Campaign. The 1960s witnessed […]

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    A Wee Sit Down With The Lucid Lewis Kenny.

    The work of poet Lewis kenny takes in everything from skagged out MDMA session victims and urban gentrification, right up to the importance of cherishing your ma. Rashers Tierney grabbed him for a chinwag about what makes him tick. We came across your videos on Youtube, saw you pop up at a We’re Not Leaving […]

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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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When Hacks Attack.

Harry Browne spoke to Nick Davies – an award winning investigative journalist central to breaking the News Of The World phone scandal – about which he’s just published hack attack and the extraordinary vignette of Bono and Murdoch playing bridge together. HB: In Flat Earth News you popularised the term ‘churnalism’ to describe the cheap […]

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Stat’s a Lot Of Ugly Mugs.

Uglymugs.ie is a scheme to help sex workers report violent attacks and monitor potentially dangerous clients. They recently published stats compiled from their first five years of existence here. Given the numbers, it’s no shock that the Sex Workers Alliance  have chosen to mark International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers tomorrow. It’s an event which kicked off in 2003 […]

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Dome Alone.

  Been out in Rialto lately? You might be wondering why there’s a cold war era listening post off Reuben Street. Fear not! Tis only Dublin’s first geodesic dome, the centrepiece of the capital’s latest community gardenproject. Rashers tierney spoke with two of its four creators Jamie Roche and Niall O’Brien. I remember a wet […]

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Nama’s Cultural Dividend.

Not content with inflating rent prices across Dublin by selling off apartment complex after apartment complex to our new absentee landlords – Real Estate Investment Trusts – NAMA is now in frightening the bejaysus out of Cork’s artistic community. The people involved in the Camden Palace arts centre are urgently seeking public support and are fearful […]

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UN Troops Fire Live Ammunition On Protestors in Haiti.

  UN Troops on a “stabilisation mission“, believed to be Jordanian, opened fire on protestors in Haiti with tear gas and live ammunition. The President Michel Martelly has addressed the nation twice in three days and has announced that the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe will resign. Haiti is treated as a colony by the USA and […]