It’s the season of stockings and lists. The natural occasion to ask this bunch of messers to scribble down their highlights.
The Liberties’ Heads tell us more about our recent past than any trawl through the newspapers or Reeling in the Years. So claims Anarchaeologist.
An infographic by Redmonk
When an Irish mayor is getting publicity from the Guardian, CNN and The Brisbane Times you know he must have done something special.
A quick search on that old go-to Daft.ie turns up a couple of possibilities. But, before making a phone call, you yawn, scratch your bits, and open a new tab on your web browser. Click, clack, the search engine does the work and you feast your red-rimmed, half-crossed marbles on this beauty: RentedandRated.ie. Or LandlordsLaidBare.org.
The current mess we are in is often explained by an unusual obsession with bricks and mortar rooted in a colonial history. The Irish love to own their own home because those nasty Brits didn’t let us, it’s the spectre of the famine all over again. At best these myths obscure the true reasons behind Ireland’s current economic situation.
Ah yes, those racketeering parasites that cream it in from your rent receipts while you live in a ramshackle hovel. rabble assembled this collection of tales to chill your spine. “It was so cold that when I plugged in my phone to charge in my bedroom it said ‘will not charge at this temperature’. As it came into Summer, a horrific smell filled the flat; we sourced it coming from … Read More
When we start putting together an issue we never know where it’s going, this one started off with murmurs about looking at the poxy manner in which the state constantly transfers public wealth into the coffers of private landlords, then took on anti-social behaviour, landed some digs at the national broadcaster, examined policing in working-class areas, got fed up with late night transport and lots of other random bits in between.
rabble is delighted to bring you Ruckus #2. Keep the 19th of November free as we’re going to be raising the roof in King 7 on Capel Street. Decent shut eye is advised before hand, as this night is going to be big, badass, and stomping. We’re going to be kicking off at 9:30pm with some of the best contemporary punk bands around, with rocking riffs, hardcore guitars and punked-out melodies that will get the hooly started on the dancefloor. We’ll move on to blips and beats, with some of most exciting Djs and producers in the Dublin dance scene. Expect entrancing loops, twisted basslines, and glitchy beats that will get your legs kicking.
In rabble#1 we explored the theme of internships and how the Irish unions were responding to them. Here’s the full transcript of our interview with John Douglas, head of Mandate. So, John – what are your own views on the emergence of this whole Job Bridge thing? I suppose my own view is that in terms of those sort of jobs, they would be bordering on displacing people from employment. … Read More