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More Of The Same.

In #rabble13, Blog, Politics, Print Edition by adminLeave a Comment

Above: A photo sent in by rabble reader Ciaran Boylan. The baddest fucker on the Irish internet returns with his caustic look into the darker sewers of the island’s cesspools. Make sure your waders aren’t leaking when you read this. Oireachtas Retort, over to you. Campaigners for sex worker safety over at UglyMugs.ie recently revealed that there have been 70 complaints of offenses committed by gardaí since 2010. The FOI … Read More

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Reflections On Apollo.

In #rabble13, Blog, History, Interviews, Politics, Print Edition by Tommy GavinLeave a Comment

  As the Apollo Story progressed, most of the press attention focused on the artists, and a very small number of organisers. However, the real story of Apollo House is and always was the volunteers, over 700 of whom gave up their time to make it what it was. A stark reminder that the current housing system is broken beyond repair, and that a better world is possible. Tommy Gavin … Read More

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Under Apollo.

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Apollo House captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of people across the country in a month long occupation beginning before Christmas. Activists, artists and trade unionists occupied a NAMA building in Dublin city centre in a direct confrontation with the government. Beggars takes a look at the housing network that held it all together. The Apollo House occupation organised thousands of volunteers, many of whom had no previous experience … Read More

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Leprechaun Economics In The Hood.

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Above: Illustration by Mice Hell.  Noonan’s permanently constipated looking head might have shuffled off the political coil but what kinda nonsense economic policy has he left us with? Ireland’s corporate free for all, otherwise known as a foreign direct investment strategy model has been undermined by the EU commission’s damning report into Apple. Reports of a 26% growth in GDP have little basis in the actual productive economy of the … Read More

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Left In the Cold.

In #rabble13, Art, Blog, Culture, Fiction, Interviews, Print Edition by Sean FinnanLeave a Comment

Last year playwright Alan O’Brien won the PJ O’Connor Award for Best New Radio Drama with Snow Falls and So Do We. rabble sent Sean Finnan along to chat to Alan about the play and why he refused RTÉ permission to broadcast the drama. So I guess to start with, what’s the play about? It was inspired by the death of Rachel Peavoy. When that happened I was amongst many … Read More

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Frontier Psychiatry.

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The Wonder Eye: Meetings With Ivor profiles a pioneering and radical Irish Psychiatrist. Ivor Browne is celebrated as someone who played a public role in destigmatising mental illness, encouraging alternatives to the institutionalisation that characterised irish society. Caitriona Devery caught up with Alan Gilsenan to find out more about the making of the documentary. You’ve made socially engaged documentaries about mental health in the past – was this in the … Read More

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Dun Talkin.

In #rabble13, Blog, Culture, Interviews, Music by Martin LeenLeave a Comment

The reality music of Jinx Lennon shows us that we can engage with everyday life and not go under. Influenced as much by post punk and hip hop the Dundalk man is a different breed of singer songwriter altogether. He released two albums in 2016 after a six year break. We packed Martin Leen off up to Dundalk for a chat with the lad. So there has been a long … Read More

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It’s Time To REIT!

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  Above: Political Moose served up this slice of satirical ink for #rabble13. With monstrous cranes leering over the Dublin cityscape, we can hear echoes of “the boom is back” in every back arsed bar in the country. As far as us rabblers  see it it, it’s not so much an economic recovery as a feeding ground for scavenging bastards like those real estate investment trusts. So, we decided to take … Read More