Eamonn Crudden constructs a nightmarish vision of the property crash by mashing up the useless daily bleating of RTE analysis with disjointed ghost estate imagery. In blending dismembered economic banter from shows like Pat Kenny with dark, dread inspiring electronica he encapsulates the fear stenched atmosphere pervading the early days of the recession. That is, of course, before we grew immune to economic gloom…
After being blown away by their final year exhibit, James Redmond talked to dit student ronan murray about namalabs vision for our derelict city.
Watching football in a stadium is about as HD as you can get. Mark Grehan tells us why no pub will have the same atmosphere as a League of Ireland ground. While Dr Groove looks at sport and marketing. A few pints are to be had before a match. This is to wet the vocal cords to either chant for the team or roar abuse at the match officials. There … Read More
Revelations Ch:18 Verse 2. ‘…Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.’ Jello Biafra in his prediction of how marital law would be declared said that sport casts would continue as normal. The new opiate of the people is live sports piped into your life via flat screens. … Read More
Finally, Cheap Falafel. Those over priced super market kits can go fuck themselves as this humble street food comes to dublin at a price we can all finally afford. Several fine Dublin establishments have served falafel for years now. But face it – they were a rip off. It’s always remained a mystery to any Irish person with experience of the wondrous Mao falafel chain in Amsterdam, with its ‘help … Read More
So why the stealth? Surely the provision of a new supermarket will be good for the Smithfield consumer, offering increased competition and more savings in these straitened times? Surely Tesco should be announcing their plans from the beginning; after all, every little helps?
Take even a minute to trawl through a forum like boards.ie or even your own Facebook network, and you’ll find plenty of folk have had little other choice than to take up these positions or have little interest in taking them up because they are seen as exploitative.
The UK state has been making people work for their dole since the 1990s ‘New Deal’. Multiple campaigns, blogs and groups have worked to develop an interesting arsenal of concepts and actions to understand this cruel imposition of austerity.
As the mess that is the state’s employment strategy becomes clear James Redmond talks to the unions about the rot at the centre of the scheme. The real lambs to the slaughter here are recent graduates. So where does the Union Of Students stand? They have a huge problem understanding themselves as workers, and with their membership of IBEC, we really weren’t expecting much from them. If you ever paid … Read More
It’s no secret that the invertebrate specimens who like to call themselves the government are becoming more and more brazen in their despicable rush to become corporate whores. Peg Leeson looks at their latest venture, a new plan to turn the unemployed into glorified slaves.