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It’s a Dublin Thing.

In #rabble2, Culture, Highlights, Interviews, Politics, Print Edition by James Redmond3 Comments

A gritty, urban poetry shines through Products of the Environment, a compilation album on Working Class Records. Track after track documents growing up with little in the way of options and realities dominated by drug abuse, crime and paranoia. Accompanying videos capture blighted estates full of hooded youth, pushed to the margins by the city’s economic apartheid. The sort of places the rest of us just cycle through.

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{Flash Fiction} Our Leading Poet

In #rabble2, Culture, Humour, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition by Dave Lordan1 Comment

He was number one of ten thousand and had been tormented by unspeakable lusts all his life. His cock was like a black hole in his trousers. All of his thoughts got sucked down into it. Given the chance he’d have been a fulltime fucker, leaping from body to grasping body, composing verses on the hop. If the world had been logical from his point of view, he would have … Read More

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So, What Happened The Three Fs?

In #rabble2, Highlights, History, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition by Peg LeesonLeave a Comment

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.

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{Housing} Landlord Horror Stories.

In #rabble2, Highlights, Politics, Print Edition by rabble3 Comments

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

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rabble #2 is out now! Landlords, Ballymun hip-hop and a pull out Where’s Wally poster of Dublin.

In #rabble2, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition, rabble Updates! by rabbleLeave a Comment

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.

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Full Interview With John Douglas of Mandate.

In Blog, Interviews, Politics by James Redmond1 Comment

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