On the back of ‘The Struggle EP’ Simon Price caught up with MynameisjOhn and God Knows for a run through tings. Ireland is going through a fertile time for music at the minute. How are you finding it? MynameisjOhn: Yup, its all pretty lovely right now. I think Ireland goes through a lot of cultural shifts in terms of music, with certain genres getting more shine or having really productive, … Read More
Ronan Burtenshaw interviews Martina Keogh – a survivor of the Gloucester (now Seán McDermott) Street Laundry – about her experiences of incarceration and forced labour at the hands of the Church and state. Martina Keogh was sixteen when she was arrested for fighting in 1966. Originally from Whitefriar Street in the south inner-city she spent much of her childhood in institutions or struggling with a sexually-abusive step-father. At her court … Read More
With Brussels keeping its transatlantic trade negotiations quiet, we could soon be scratching our heads wondering why our elected representatives can’t protect their citizens from the clenched fist of corporate greed. Van Poynton takes a look at at the growing shift in power from governments to faceless corporations. David Cronin is that rarest thing: a journalist worth reading. His 2010 book Europe’s Alliance with Israel, exposing EU complicity in … Read More
Jason Kearney constructs surreal pieces of modern digital collage art under the name CUTS. We liked them so much, we commissioned one for our last centre spread. If you want one to adorn your wall, you’d better be quick – rabble is running out the door anywhere we’ve dropped them. If you missed them, Jason (who calls himself CUTS) is hawking his own prints online. Find out more here.
While you’re sweating the nights away on the dance floor there are a crew of folks working behind the scene to keep the whole thing afloat. Madison S. Pauly talks to Bodytonic’s Trevor O’Shea (known to many as Tayor…) about keeping Dublin clubbing through the recession. When Trevor O’Shea acquired a beat-up storefront on South Abbey Street, the deal was his company’s biggest venture to date. Trev had been … Read More
On the long road towards equality for Traveller people, rabble examines the stops along the way. Freda Mullin Hughes and Paul Reynolds speak to Travellers and activists working towards ethnic recognition. On a cold November’s morning a single heater battled to warm the converted lock-up garage. The shutters were up and three young men inside sipped the morning’s coffee surrounded by bicycles, parts and tools. Francis had just stripped a … Read More
Back in early October, something unusual happened – instead of recycling the reactionary moral panic of his listeners into stellar ratings, Joe Duffy turned his attention to the fate of those left languishing in direct provision. Rashers Tierney takes a look at our nation’s latest institutional wrongdoing. With Joe’s blessing, the oddball maze of myths and lies, the stories of free cars and prams and of eating up local authority … Read More