With the Jobstown trials kicking off tomorrow, we caught up with Paul Murphy to check in with the campaign and hear what can be expected in the coming weeks. Okay, so not long now until the trial starts. What’s the sequence of events we can expect? Is everyone being tried at once or are there a few distinct cases on the go? First thing on Monday is a legal … Read More
rabble reader Ciaran Boylan sent us on these snapshots from Saturday’s demonstration against the water charges. That shot of RTE’s best over presenters does it for us. Any other reports from the march?
With festival season coming in fast why settle for one of those disposable crap gazebos from Capel St or Argos? When you could have this beauty of a thing from the folk at Irish Liquidators. You could be rallying the shite out of this Victorian monster at 9 O’Clock in the morning down at Electric Picnic playing your hard house classics compilations and absolutely fucking ruining Líadan De Burca’s … Read More
Things have been a tad quiet around here of late, we’re burning the candle with a blow torch on all ends at the moment hurtling through lay out for this fabled #rabble13. This came into us over the weekend and it seems appropriate given the day that’s in it. 17 years in fact to today that they set the miserable allowance for those trapped in Direct Provision. In that vein, … Read More
Above: Photographer Giuseppe Milo captures this piece of graffiti in the Bogside. Check out more of his work here. Well, that was pointless. To borrow a McGregorism. It should come as a surprise “to absolutely nobody” that talks intended to produce a new power-sharing executive in the North ended in failure last week. Tommy Downshire takes us through what’s happening up the road. The two largest parties, the DUP and … Read More
New alt-media making crew AlternaTiVe (geddit? Capital T…V????) went down to the Dail for a looksie and came back with this selection of vox pops from yesterday’s demonstration sphere-headed by Vera Twomey. Meanwhile, one of our readers Hugh Carroll sent us in this quick report and the snaps above: “At the demonstration this evening the mood was different than what was reported in the media, surprise surprise. There was … Read More
The Jobstown Not Guilty gang are hosting a documentary screening that pokes behind what really happened when poor auld iJoan got trapped in her car. Deary deary me. The trials when they kick off will be gripping stuff and see an attempt by the state to criminalise a whole community. Previously on rabble: Paul O’Connell rails against the conviction of a 16 year old for peaceful protest. Full details are … Read More
Above: Bus workers on the picket line. Taken from SIPTU on Twitter. Here’s a run through of some illuminating figures related to the Bus strike. € 4.86: Amount received by Bus Éireann from Government for every “Free Travel” journey € 11.78: Estimated cost to Bus Éireann for every “Free Travel” journey 1 in 3: Amount of journeys which are “Free Travel” on Bus Éireann services 5: Numbers of unions involved … Read More
The Sound Crowd gang posted this collection of “home videos” on Youtube last week. Any Irish dance music archaeologists will be familiar with some of these bits especially the Olympic Ballroom scenes. Others are totally fresh like the glimpses into the infamous Féile festivals and more. Note that big screen sponsored by Mitsubishi. Head over to their event page for the upcoming reunion for more archival artifacts.
Daycent stuff from the crew at SIPTU Digital giving an insight into the slow chipping away at terms and conditions and hammering rural routes. With an all out transport strike brewing – it’s worth listening to the voices of transport workers as an antidote to the inevitable bar-stool George Hooks that’ll be moaning in your ear come three points in or the absolutely pond life level of humour that … Read More