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Cities Made of Canvas And Compassion.

In Blog, Politics by Tomas Lynch Leave a Comment

Above: Photos of the camp kitchen by Georgia Lalor. At one point in 2015 10,000 people a day were reaching the shores of Lesvos, a Greek island close to the Turkish mainland. rabble sent Tomás Lynch to Idomeni, a camp that sprouted up on the border with Macedonia, home to more than 14,000 migrants in March 2016 to speak to some of the volunteers. Katerina Sharma, an Irish woman from … Read More

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Leprechaun Economics In The Hood.

In #rabble13, Blog, Interviews, Politics, Print Edition by Sean FinnanLeave a Comment

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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You Have Been Allocated.

In #rabble13, Blog by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

Above: The cover illustration that accompanied the print version of this piece from #rabble13 by Brian Burke.   A feeling of being put through the ringer, harassed into dampening employment expectations and rightly pissed off that private companies have access to their data – that’s the general picture emerging from a survey carried out by rabble into various labour activation schemes including Job Path.  Rashers Tierney gives us the lowdown … Read More

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Paradise Lost.

In #rabble13, Blog, Illustration, Sport by Gearóid Ó'RíadaLeave a Comment

After the GAA’s recent €55 million deal with Sky Sports, All Ireland medal winner Gearóid Ó’Ríada takes a look at how an increasingly greedy guts GAA hierarchy is threatening the ethos of volunteerism at the grassroots of the national institution.

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Gone Send Into Fiscal Space.

In Blog by Shane RagbagsLeave a Comment

  This week saw the new minority government put forward its first budget. The media discussion leading up to it gushed about how much of a golden shower our benevolent leaders would graciously piss down upon their various voting blocs. Shane Ragbags takes a look at how things played out. You might recall the formula for shilling this budget has been in circulation since before the election – the “fiscal space”. … Read More

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Welcome The SDZ.

In #rabble12, Blog, Politics, Print Edition by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

When our Obersturmführer for property developers, Simon Coveney designated the former Glass Bottle plant a Strategic Development Zone, there was plenty of celebratory hoo ha in the media for the 3,000 homes promised as part of the scheme. However far from being an answer to the capital’s housing problem, a little digging leads Rashers Tierney to find this SDZ represents a brewing triumvirate of social exclusion, vulture funds and tech … Read More

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Farewell Farmer.

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Friends of the Earth just published a new report looking into who the real winners will be from the TTIP deal. So what’s the conclusion? “The controversial trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the US could spell disaster for European farming, finds a new report from Friends of the Earth Europe. The report ‘Trading away EU farmers’ reviews modelling studies carried out in the EU and US on … Read More

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A Clare Message.

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Following a unanimous vote by Clare County Council sometime last week, a clear signal has been sent that the TTIP corporate raiding charter being stitched up at the moment is bad news for Irish society, food and labour rights. Brian O’Driscol of Clare Says No To TTIP sent us in the above photo of some local campaigners celebrating and told us how: “Many Irish people have never even heard of … Read More

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Pharmaceutical Assistance?

In Blog by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

One of our readers got in touch about some shenanigans within the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland that is going to adversely affect a predominantly female and part-time workforce. Ailbhe Ní Bhroin’s ma is a pharmaceutical assistant and she claims that the PSI is basically trying to force her and her colleagues out of the work force. They want to redefine their qualifications some 30 years after conferring them. We’ll let … Read More

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What’s The Story?

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Cast your mind back to the RTE leaders debate. RBB was being grilled by Claire Byrne on crime and he mentioned how government cuts had wrecked havoc to a youth project in his area? Well, Oasis had a demonstration today and there’s a short video capturing it all. Trade Union TV posted it about an hour ago saying: “There was a protest against the cuts to the Oasis youth project … Read More