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The greatest player you never saw

In Blog, History, Sport by Fedayn2 Comments

When Dunphy goes off on his next hyperbolic rant about the true greats, Brady, Giles, Puskas and Aidan O’Brien, remember this name… Vassilis Hatzipanagis. Born to Greek political refugees in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1954, Hatzipanagis’ story is probably the greatest story of modern sport denied by the machinations of politics. Regarded now as a player to match Maradona and Pelé, Hatzipanagis made his early career with Pakhtakor of Tashkent – taking up … Read More

A Bmore Chronicle

In Blog, Culture, History by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Heads involved in the Baltimore club music scene respond to charges it’s dead. They launched this Kickstarter last month, which didn’t succeed in its goal – that probably says something in and of itself but who knows the local politics involved.  So, that video while appearing exciting proved a bit of a dead end.  But it does look like there’s a real attempt to chronicle the scene at a grassroots level. … Read More

Sunday Screen: Charles Haughey Parading

In Blog, History, Humour, Politics by Rashers Tierney4 Comments

Here’s an old documentary of Charles Haughey parading around Ireland like the top notch prick he was. It’s a sure fire way to ruin that Sunday morning. We’d advise watching with extreme care. This video nasty came to us via Conor McCabe. He had this to say on it. “Charles Haughey’s documentary on how fabulously wealthy he was. Made in the 1980s it has Haughey flaunting his wealth while telling … Read More

New History Group For The Batter

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Just came across this over on Facebook. A new people’s history group being established for Smithfield and Stoneybatter. Some of us rabblers get all wet with any mention of people’s history.   Who we are…. The aim of the Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project is to foster an interest in the local history of our area. We believe that history is a cultural resource that grows in the sharing. … Read More

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An Interview With Come Here To Me.

In Blog, Culture, Highlights, History, Interviews, Politics by Rashers Tierney4 Comments

 We started CHTM! at a perfect time when blogging, social media and the idea of User Generated Content (UGC), I think, really exploded in popularity. Blogs began to be taken more seriously, Facebook offered the chance for websites to set up their own ‘pages’ for their fans to engage with and people working in history and archives began to see the benefits of utilising social media for crowdsourcing etc. We also appeared at a time when more and more older people, whether Dubliners or ex pats, started to use the web and digitize their old photos and vinyl records. At the start of 2009, there were 400k Facebook users in Ireland. It’s close to 2.5m now.

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[Street Art] Paint The Town.

In #rabble5, Culture, History, Politics, Print Edition by Paul Tarpey2 Comments

Irish originality is an issue. Generally the work that clogs our local walls tends to over-reference past styles and overseas artists. Irish-directed stand-out work, outside of contained spaces such as the Drogheda Bridge Jam, is rarely acknowledged. This is unusual for a small country, or it would be if we had an Irish-managed version of the form to offer.

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CERN wasn’t the first

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  We like a bit of underground here at the rabble dungeon but we’d no idea about this until we slid across it this morning on t’internet. It seems the yanks abandoned a CERN-like super collider only after pumping $2bn into the ground in Texas. After building 14 miles of tunnels the projected expenditure was topping out at $12bn and the govt. pulled the plug, deciding instead to invest in … Read More

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#rabbleRaker: Ireland’s Greatest Cover-Up?

In Blog, History, Politics by Fedayn31 Comments

  What happened on the night of 8th July 1985 and is it still being covered up? At a meeting of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, convened to hear the views of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan on all aspects of crime, TD Finian McGrath tried to raise the case of Fr.Niall Molloy. He was ruled out of order by chair David Stanton (FG TD Cork East). The committee went into closed … Read More