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After Repeal – What?

In #rabble14, Blog, Politics by Cathy FlynnLeave a Comment

It’s been thirty four years since the eight amendment was added to the constitution, and it looks like 2018 will be the year we may finally get rid of it. What we’ll actually get to vote on remains to be seen. With the repeal movement so giddily high, it’s easy to forget that removing the amendment mightn’t be enough. Cathy Flynn surveyed campaigners across the island to suss out what battles might be on the horizon.

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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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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

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Rewarding Bravery.

In Blog, Politics by Patrick McCuskerLeave a Comment

Above: Kerz knocked it out of the park with his illustrations for our feature on scandals in the Nardai for #rabble14. To see his work in all its inky glory, go cop yourself that article in print and keep an eye out for stickers too.   Have you heard of Nick Keogh or Keith Harrison? Patrick McCusker thinks you really should have and asks why major media outlets are ignoring other Garda … Read More

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Like History Repeating.

In #rabble14, Blog, Politics, Print Edition by Jim GallagherLeave a Comment

Above: Making a point about PREP at the last Pride march in 2017. Photo courtesy of Tonie Walsh. New HIV diagnoses are being recorded at one every 18 hours – a record high. The LGBT community has been particularly impacted. Jim Gallagher finds that Ireland’s response to the upsurge in new diagnoses has been piecemeal, patchy and ill-informed. There has been no coordinated national response to the surge in new … Read More

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Let There Be Houses.

In #rabble14, Blog, Interviews, Politics, Print Edition by Harry Sal LaceyLeave a Comment

Back in late October the Campaign For Public Housing burst onto the scene promising a water charges style agitation for that most basic of human needs. Harry Sal Lacey caught up with Eugene Mcartan to see if they tick any differently to the rest of the housing movement. What do you mean by public housing? Is this social housing or affordable housing or both? The difference between social or affordable … Read More

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Just A Few Bad Apples, Yeah?

In #rabble14, Blog, History, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition by Gemma HylandLeave a Comment

  Above: Kerz knocked it out of the park with his illustrations for this feature in #rabble14. He previously delivered the goods on Stephen Donnelly for Gombeen #13. To see his work in all its inky glory, go cop yourself this article in print.   Nóirín O’Sullivan finally resigned back in September but the Garda scandals just keep on coming. Gemma Hyland delved into some of the more recent scandals in the … Read More

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Euro In The Army Now!

In Blog, Politics by Oisin GilmoreLeave a Comment

Above: Irish Anti-War Movement Says No To Lisbon A poster arguing for a no vote in one of the Lisbon referendums. From William Murphy on Flickr. Every European referendum that happens in Ireland brings with it a plethora of campaigns prattling on about an EU army and neutrality. Mainstream politicians scoff at this and then apparently nothing happens. It feels very much like the boy who cried wolf.  Oisin Gilmore reminds … Read More

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Come Out And Play.

In Art, Blog, Culture, Politics by Caitriona DeveryLeave a Comment

  A Playful City is a collaborative project aiming to create inclusive, child-friendly, and playful spaces in Dublin City. Coordinated by co-creation wizards Connect the Dots with sustainable play heads Upon a Tree (they met on north inner city temporary park project, Granby Park), the project is part consultation, part conference / hackaton and part urban intervention. The goal is putting people and play back into the urban landscape. Caitriona … Read More