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The Session Pixies #14

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Taking a break from the post Tobacco Control Law lifestyle of scouring cigarette machines in suburban boozers for the last of the fabled 12.5 boxes of Amber Leaf, the Session Pixies return to rabble HQ to answer your whines and moans. Dear Session Pixies, The summer festival season has rendered my financial situation entirely destitute. I tried my best to minimise costs through cutting out unnecessary expenses such as shower … Read More

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The Chemical Generation.

In #rabble14, Blog, Film, Interviews, Print Edition by Martin LeenLeave a Comment

Niall McCann is making a name for himself as a documentary maker that looks at creativity under neo-liberalism. His feature on Luke Haines got rave reviews from those lucky enough to see it at film festivals. His recent Lost in France is about the seminal Glasgow record label Chemikal Underground. Martin Leen sat down with him to chat about making art in these market-driven times.

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Simms City.

In #rabble14, Blog, History, Print Edition by Donal FallonLeave a Comment

The history of public housing in Ireland is, in many ways, a history of failure. Donal Fallon takes us for a trip in his De Loreon and introduces us to a champion of social housing who designed beautiful European art deco buildings for the city that still stand out as visionary models today. Regarded as a legacy of British rule, slumdom still defined much of the heart of inner-city Dublin … Read More

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Taking On The Vulture Club.

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Above:  Illustrartion by Holly Pereira. Check out more of her amazing work at Hyperpictures. Last January, the Master of the High Court Edmund Hanahan warned that over the next five years home repossessions were to increase five-fold. Already this year there have been 517 cases lodged by companies affiliated with vulture funds against debtors, that’s a tenfold increase from the 53 cases recorded in the High Court last year. Sean Finnan looks at … Read More

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Gombeen #14: The Regime’s Regina.

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Who is the regime’s Regina? A blueshirt politician, a landlord, and a failed en-tra-pra-nure – she couldn’t be more the elite’s own if she tweeted where she was when Princess Diana died in a week when three homeless people died on the streets. Her failed consultancy firm Enhance Solutions didn’t keep its books in proper order – a criminal offence in itself. When it went into liquidation it owed over … Read More

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The Estate Of That.

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  Above: Photos from the production.  First the Red Road flats in Glasglow, and then the famous Balfron Tower that inspired JG Ballard’s High Rise.. As Ireland scrambles to get to grips with its housing crisis, director Paul Sng turns in a blinding exposée of the deliberate dismantling of social housing in the UK.  It’s called Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle. Rashers Tierney caught up with him to hear … Read More

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Scratch That Itch.

In #rabble14, Blog, Culture, Music, Print Edition by Martin LeenLeave a Comment

Above: Patrick O’Brien captures the masked hip-hop crusader in his natural enviroment. From co-founding Galway’s Community Skratch games, being a member of the Vince McMahon scratch super-group to making some seriously innovative music as one half of one man duo Deviant and Naïve Ted, Andy Connolly has been a cornerstone of Irish hip-hop and electronica for over a decade. Martin Leen took the brave step and left Dublin for the … Read More