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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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Our War Report From Boomtown 2014.

Several of us rabblers took the annual pilgrimage over to Boomtown Fair back in mid-August, to join the hordes in some of the finest acts of collective tomfoolery, nonsense-jockery, gobbledygookery and wibblywobblywondery witnessed this side of that time Jesus was performing magic tricks at the wedding in Cana. The last time we made the jaunt […]


Dublin Folk Group Pulled From Culture Night Bill Over Set List.

Dublin folk stalwarts and friends of rabble, Lynched, have had their slot pulled from the RTÉ stage in Temple Bar on Culture Night, because they wished to play one of their own songs. The song, ‘Cold Old Fire’ was penned by the group and their good friend Cian Lawless a few years ago, and is […]

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Limerick’s Prima Volta Weekend.

Despite a rough early start, Limerick’s City Of Culture continues to ratchet up rakes of class events. This early October weekender could be just the medicine to stave off early winter blues with a weekend long mad one. Friday opens up with Manchester club Hoya: Hoya leading a take over of Dolans Warehouse with hapes […]


Old Prodigy Bootleg Featuring Ian Paisley MC.

  This is floating around online today. It’s an old bootleg of the b-side of the first Prodigy LP. It was played on Sunset 107, a Dublin pirate radio station that made its name with shows that banged out rave when it first broke on this isle. He makes some questionable comments about his missus […]

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Salmond Destroys The BBC.

  In a crushing reply to a Nick Robinson question at a Yes campaign event, Alex Salmond highlights BBC bias, basic factual errors in reporting and a possible breach of financial regulations. Seven minutes that could have huge repercussions for the BBC as well as marking another crack in the No campaign’s crumbling edifice were […]