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A Very Special XMash Take Five.

In #rabble7, Uncategorized by rabble0 Comments

  Season to be merry? Season to take a machine gun to the streets a la Michael Douglas more like. “Can anybody tell me what’s wrong with this picture?!” A heartfelt ‘Bah Humbug’ from all here at rabble towers!     1. Christmas Jumpers This pursuit was, until recently, confined only to the realm of cute grandads and Gay Byrne. Not, unfortunately, anymore. The silly christmas jumper has become a … Read More

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Change Comes From Those With Nothing Left To Lose.

In #rabble7, History, Humour, Illustration, Politics by Scratch Dat Itch0 Comments

On the off chance that you may find yourself in any doubt whatsoever as to the fact that political parties are naught but refuges for vile shit-spewing serpents, Scratch That Itch lays things straight. A New York governor once said, ‘You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.’ This little titbit may prove a useful anecdotal conversation-piece for the youth of our nation. Especially since the recent budget which directly … Read More

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Gombeen #7: Jay Bourke

In #rabble7, Culture, Gombeen, Humour, Illustration, Politics by rabble0 Comments

Regular rabble readers may remember immaculately coiffured Dublin ballbag Jay Bourke during the well documented troubles regarding the windup of his Shebeen Chic venture some years ago. Mr Bourke landed in hot water after irregularities emerged surrounding the timely payment of rent for the South Great George’s Street premises. The restaurant/bar was shut down eventually, after a long protracted battle in the High Court over €92.000 of unpaid VAT, and … Read More

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#FallonsFables: Small Minds, Big Screen

In #rabble7, Blog, Culture, Film, History, Politics by Donal Fallon5 Comments

It’s perhaps unsurprising that a country that waged war on jazz music (the music of the Devil, apparently) and which banned many of its most celebrated authors would have a remarkable history of film censorship. Donal Fallon takes a look at how Irish audiences were historically deprived of some of the most ground-breaking films of the day.   The Irish state was not the only force at play in keeping … Read More

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Dressed to kill – The Cost of Fast Fashion

In #rabble7, Culture, Politics, Print Edition by Katie Garrett2 Comments

  As we approach that time of year when our craving for cheap, throwaway fashion reaches fever pitch, Katie Garrett explores the implications for the poor fuckers who have to make the shit.   On 24 April of this year, an eight-storey garment factory in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh collapsed. The searches through the rubble for survivors went on for three weeks. The death toll totalled at 1,127 and a further … Read More