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Tuam Babies.

In #rabble11, Highlights, History, Politics, Print Edition by Adrienne Corless3 Comments

When the case of the 796 Tuam babies became global news in Summer 2014, locals there found the then little-known burial ground of the former Mother and Baby home in the glare of the public eye. Adrienne Corless writes about the need to face difficult truths.   A Commission of Investigation, headed by Judge Yvonne Murphy, aims to acknowledge and reveal what was once covered up in the entire country’s … Read More

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Playing As If The World Mattered.

In #rabble11, Culture, Highlights, History, Interviews, Politics, Sport by Turlough KellyLeave a Comment

No doubt the world of corporate sport is rotten. Witness a corruption beleaguered FIFA and the processes of displacement that unwinds anytime a major occasion sets down anywhere from London to Rio. Yet things can be different. Turlough Kelly chats to Gabriel Kuhn who has uncovered a beautifully illustrated history of activism in sports going way back. The book is full of extraordinary and arresting images, many from the early … Read More

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Dubland 83.

In Blog, History by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

Unreal footage of our dirty old town from way back in 1983. Features coppers moving on pram ladies, the diceman and breakers doing their thang at Stephen’s Green. All filmed on Super 8. Magic. That’s some good YouTube.

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IMC Still Standing.

In #rabble11, Blog, History, Interviews, Print Edition by Henrietta St. Mouse1 Comment

Pictured: William Hederman captured these iconic moments from the 2004 mobilisations against the European Summit in Dublin. In the first a media activist climbs a pole for a better view while the second features a large open air meeting before the long march to Farmleigh. Back in October a question kept popping up among wizened activist heads, where’s Indymedia.ie gone? Had the old dame of online publishing finally shuffled off … Read More

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They’re Looting The Town!

In #rabble11, Blog, Culture, History, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition by Donal Fallon1 Comment

While historical re-enactments are all the rage in this ‘Decade of Centenaries’, and we have seen everything from Ulster Volunteer Forces rallies to Fenian funerals re-enacted by enthusiastic historical societies, it’s unlikely we’ll see anyone recreate the looting of Noblett’s sweet shop come 24 April 2016. Donal Fallon has this tale of proletarian shopping in the rare auld times. Somewhat at odds with the popular narrative of the Easter Rising, … Read More

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Who Fears To Speak?

In #rabble11, Blog, History, Illustration, Print Edition by Sean Finnan1 Comment

Already there has been plenty of uproar about how the government and its cultural institutions intend to commemorate the rising. Sean Finnan takes a look at how conflicting narratives battle over 1916 to legitimise contemporary concerns. Commemorating 1916 has always been both a factitious and contentious event. In 1966 on the fiftieth anniversary of the Rising, the events of Easter week were celebrated with militaristic bravado while in 1991,with the … Read More

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1916 In Stoneybatter.

In Blog, History by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Savage weekend of events going ahead in D7 with the Stoneybatter and Smithfield History group taking over the Cobblestone for another weekend long celebration of happenings in the area.

The Friday night sees a new magazine on 1916 in the area seeing the light of day for the first time. Then punky ska outfit The Bionic Rats will be brewing up a storm in the back of the Cobblestone after a day of talks and workshops on the Saturday too. Tommy Rash of our own parish will be on selection duties after.

No better bar to nurse a few pints out the smoking area either.