In Look Up Paul Reynolds Encourages you rabble to briefly break from your daily grind and consider the ghosts that haunt the buildings that surround us. This issue we look at one of the most photographed buildings in Ireland. Any visitor, be they Dub, culchie or a bleedin’ foreigner, will recognize that place in Temple Bar which always has buskers beside it. The townies amongst you might know the can drinkers such as yer man with the beard and the crutches or the shouty woman with the ponytail as well as some of the young guitar heroes who Wonderwail their … Read More
rabble examines some of the most impressive name changes in Dublin. Rather like Windscale to Sellafield, there is a notion about that instead of fixing a problem we can repackage it. Morkeshing darling, it’s all in the presentation… TAKE ME UP TO MONTO The ‘Monto’ was the notorious red light district spreading from Montgomery Street through to Gardiner Street, Talbot Street and Amiens Street. During the 19th century it became the largest such area in Europe with 1,600 prostitutes working and living there. Servicing the British Army barracks and navy, even the future King of England Edward VII is … Read More
The Lisbon Referendum ~ Everything boiled down to tangential and meaningless soundbites that shied away from tackling the complexities in favour of simplistic sloganeering and obfuscating scaremongering.
>Ireland has the second highest percentage of children raised by single parents in the industrialized world. It follows hot on the heels of the United States’ figure of 25.8% with 24.3%; the average in other developed countries being almost half that. Shannon Duvall looks at the plight of lone parents in Ireland today.
FAS KEEPS FORCING JOB BRIDGE INTERNS ON US, SO WE GOT OURS GEE EYED ON COMMUNION WINE AND SENT THEM OFF TO REPORT ON CATHOLICISM’S GLASTONBURY.
While the trickle-down effect in Ireland normally means politicians pissing down your neck and telling you it’s rain, one result of the inevitable crash has been the competition between the remaining drink purveyors to attract those who still have a pot to piss in. Without wanting to come across all Totally Dublin we thought we’d shout out for some recommendations on decent spots with decent prices. Hop House on Parnell St.
You wouldn’t think that Eilis O’Hanlon was bought up in working-class 70s west Belfast, the niece of IRA chief Joe Cahill. Part of a social group that was framed within the same language that she is now using against others.
Newsboys are no longer to be seen on the streets of Dublin today, but in the early 20th century they had a huge visible presence on the street. From the 1913 lockout up to the 1930s, their role in Dublin history is often over-looked . Donal Fallon takes a look at this unique group of youngsters.