View Post

Is The ESB “Techwashing” Israeli Apartheid?

In Blog, Politics by Kevin SquiresLeave a Comment

Above: BDS campaigners in Dublin back in March 2016. Courtesty of the IPSC. With little fanfare, in May 2015 the ESB signed a contract with a start-up called Driivz to provide an “enhanced charge point management system” for electronic vehicles, basically the software that links EV chargers nationwide. Everyone loves eCars, they’re going to save the planet apparently, so what’s the problem you ask? Kevin Squires, National Coordinator of the Ireland-Palestine … Read More

View Post

Shadow Of The Glen.

In #rabble13, Blog, History, Politics, Print Edition by Tómas LynchLeave a Comment

Above:  Glenmalure House in Wicklow. You need to cross a river in a car (if your beat up old jalopy can handle it…) to reach the place and it once played host to the likes of Yeats who wrote a poem about it. Tomás Lynch takes a look at the dwindling number of An Oige hostels throughout the country. On his rambles he stumbles across issues of privatisation, a fall … Read More

View Post

Meanwhile In Montrose.

In #rabble13, Blog, Politics, Print Edition by Mark CullinaneLeave a Comment

Above: Some sort of grotesque sick nightmare that crawled out of the mind of Darragh Lynch. Shudder. Has anyone else noticed RTE’s attempt to kickstart a national conversation on class for the Autumn? Mark Cullinane sticks on his waders and takes a look in the ideological sewers of the national broadcaster and finds a few funny smells in its recent day to day and documentary programming. “Are there distinct classes to which we all … Read More

View Post

More Of The Same.

In #rabble13, Blog, Politics, Print Edition by adminLeave a Comment

Above: A photo sent in by rabble reader Ciaran Boylan. The baddest fucker on the Irish internet returns with his caustic look into the darker sewers of the island’s cesspools. Make sure your waders aren’t leaking when you read this. Oireachtas Retort, over to you. Campaigners for sex worker safety over at recently revealed that there have been 70 complaints of offenses committed by gardaí since 2010. The FOI … Read More

View Post

Community Organising Grant.

In Blog, Politics by ShamLeave a Comment

Above: Demonstration at Apollo House last January. Photo by Thom McDermott. In our last issue, we looked at the Home Sweet Home coalition’s occupation of Apollo House and the work of the volunteers that made the occupation possible. Today, on the day that former Minister of Housing Simon Coveney promised to end the practice of Emergency Accomodation, the coalition have announced a community grant scheme. The scheme is to be … Read More

View Post

Countering the Crucifixes.

In Politics by ShamLeave a Comment

Tomorrow the American funded zealots are having their rally for constricting the choice of women. Rally for Choice is holding a counter demo to the lickspittle’s zest for keeping Irish women caught in the entrails of their palaeolithic beliefs. The rally kicks off at The Spire at 2PM. Get out and show your support. More information here.

View Post

Keeping The Grassroots Under The Boot.

In Blog, Politics by Patrick McCuskerLeave a Comment

Above: Corbyn speaking at a leadership election rally to his supporters in August 2016. Photo by paulnew. Source: Flickr. With the recent renewal of the Labour Party in the UK reigniting the politics of hope, Patrick McCusker takes a look at how the Irish political system has perfected its barrier against the influence of the grassroots. The almost inevitable rise of Leo Varadkar to the office of Taoiseach was understandably overshadowed … Read More

View Post

Working Class Queeroes.

In Blog, Politics by beggars1 Comment

This year’s Dublin Pride is on Saturday with big celebrations planned.

Riffing on the main parade’s theme of heroes, some folk are organising a “Working Class Queroes” bloc for the parade. They’ll be mobilising a radical presence “on an otherwise commercial and politically sanitised event”.

View Post

Cities Made of Canvas And Compassion.

In Blog, Politics by Tomas Lynch Leave a Comment

Above: Photos of the camp kitchen by Georgia Lalor. At one point in 2015 10,000 people a day were reaching the shores of Lesvos, a Greek island close to the Turkish mainland. rabble sent Tomás Lynch to Idomeni, a camp that sprouted up on the border with Macedonia, home to more than 14,000 migrants in March 2016 to speak to some of the volunteers. Katerina Sharma, an Irish woman from … Read More