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I Am Not Your Nordie.

In Blog by James Conor PattersonLeave a Comment

Former Blueshirt Minister, Ivan Yates holds down the fort, blabbermouthing on Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder. Last week, he went on a mid-air rant about the “time warp” up North in response to a vox pop. James Conor Patterson finds that prejudice toward is always just below the surface down south. He penned this response for rabble. About 6 years ago, when I was at a book launch for an anthology … Read More

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The Slumlord Files.

In Blog by Sheila MeskillLeave a Comment

  Above: The “make it up as we go along” approach to tenants rights that a certain subsect of the slumlord species adheres to.   Landlords are hiking up rents and leaving basic maintenance neglected, contributing to the return of turn-of-the-century tenement-style slums in Dublin. The return of slum accommodation has brought a return to the landlord tactics of old – illegal rack renting, overcrowding, and of course evictions. Sheila Meskill … Read More

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Hacked?

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

She is awake, the Sleeping Beauty of the Lisbon Treaty: Permanent Structured Cooperation is happening. I welcome the operational steps taken today by Member States to lay the foundations of a European #DefenceUnion. Our security cannot be outsourced. https://t.co/LNACbCdeWH — Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) December 11, 2017 [email protected] raising scandalous efforts by government to ram through a vote on #PESCO to drag Ireland into an #euarmy and ramp up defence spending … Read More

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On The Buses.

In #rabble14, Blog, Print Edition by Patrick McCuskerLeave a Comment

Above: A placard rests on a fence near Grangegorman during the last Dublin Bus strike. It might have passed you by but 24 Dublin Bus routes have been tendered out by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to British transport giant Go-Ahead. The private operator is taking on routes that serve the outer suburbs. Patrick McCusker has the lowdown on what this signals. Go-Ahead are multinational operating services in Britain, mainland Europe … Read More

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Xmash Stocking Filler Magic!

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      Heading into the season of pure Crispmas shopping madness out there! So, we’ve done ye all a favour and updated our online shop with pure stocking filler magic. Bringing you TWO WEAPONS GRADE A3 ORT PRINTS on high quality 300 GSM Woven Grehani paper stock. First up is the Lying Seagulls public service announcement campaign. It featured in #rabble14 and had everyone cawing. The other is a … Read More

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The Daniel Day.

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

  Madness today in Cabra as the auld Daniel Day Luas rolled in and sent house prices sky rocketing. Here we have “visual proof” of the device rolling through one of the new Northside stops.  Locals gathered with poppers and glee in their eyes. Whatever about the gentrification of the Northside, there’s always the mass invasions of that citadel of dopey posh, the Dundrum Shopping centre to look forward to. … Read More

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Heavy Teanga.

In Blog, Politics by Patrick McCuskerLeave a Comment

Above: A photo from Dublin’s Pop Up Gaeltacht. Taken from their Facebook page. Elsewhere this headmelt of a shot made its way to us from the same night. The Taoiseach posing with his illustration in rabble. Bit like that time Marty McFly was flirting with his own ma? Leo Varadkar’s cameo appearance at Dublin’s Pop-Up Gaeltacht last Thursday on November 30th seemed like a good photo op and PR exercise … Read More

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Open Ear Fodder.

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Open Ear came onto the scene back in 2016 as the escape of choice for Ireland’s experimental electronica underground. Lush weather and sweet vibes ensued to guarantee it dominated conversations before and after. They’ve started firing up recordings from the festival on their site. One of Wickla’s best kept intersections between man and musical machines, Automatic Tasty played last year and this live recording is one of the first to … Read More

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Leo, Actually.

In #rabble14, Blog, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition by Sam NoonanLeave a Comment

Above: This one ended up on our front page. An illustration by Mice that eviscerates our glorious leader. Her best yet?   The Blueshirts anointed a new party leader recently and that man is a master of the spin game. Sam Noonan slips on a pair of waders and takes a poke around the slurry pit of our new Taoiseach’s career so far. You’ve heard about the government’s new Strategic Communications unit … Read More

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Political Hacks.

In #rabble14, Blog, Interviews, Politics, Print Edition by Martin LeenLeave a Comment

Richard Barbrook played a key role devising Corbyn’s radical digital democracy manifesto. He was in town giving a talk at the recent Critical Media Conference. Martin Leen braved Storm Brian and ventured out to leafy ballsbridge for the lowdown on how to hack a general election. You were deeply in involved in Jeremy Corbyn’s recent election campaign, Could you tell us how you hacked the election with all the press against you? … Read More