Above: A still from the Youtube promotional video for the Green Ribbon campaign. Watch it here. This month sees the roll out of the Green Ribbon campaign, one of them cosmetic marketing pushes that state departments channel millions of euro into in order to create a nationwide perception that your government is being proactive. Sean Finnan says it’s far from enough. The Green Ribbon Campaign is rolling out over May 2017 and has over 90 Partner Organisations, as much of these campaigns do. ‘See Change: The National Stigma Reduction Partnership’ is the main organiser of the event, and its … Read More
Above: Clare Daly speaks at a Repeal protest, heavily put through a risograph for #rabble13. Her fiery speeches led to one of the most viral pieces of media ever rabble has ever put out. Clare Daly has been one of the few, along with Mick Wallace and Luke “Ming” Flanagan, consistently raising the cacophony of corruption in An Garda Siochana even as others around them play willful ignorance and ridicule them. rabble sent Sean Finnan along for a chat with the TD about a scandal the state just can’t seem to keep buried. Hi Clare, can you tell us of … Read More
One particular Garda appeared far from gruntled as he threw a People Before Profit councillor backwards into barriers outside the Dáil.
Joan Collins TD and twelve others face trial today for failing to comply with the directions of a Garda or obstruction. They could face as much as 12 months imprisonment.
Above: rabble’s footage of the fascists legging it off can be seen on Youtube. Elsewhere, Flickr user BagelCurry shared an album of gorgeous monochrome shots from the demonstration yesterday too. So, after all their online bluster and hype yesterday saw a pitiful turn out from PEGIDA, while their scattered far-right sympathizers were forced to cower in the side streets of our capital. When it came down to it pathetic PEGIDA were nowhere to be seen at the GPO. While, on the other hand, buses came from as far away as Cork in a broad coalition that celebrated diversity and was determined … Read More
Dozens of Gardaí in Dublin 8 this morning to facilitate installation of water meters. In scenes recognisable throughout Dublin, in working class areas in particular, there was an early morning wave of up to forty Gardaí into Rialto St. in Dublin 8. There are reports of two arrests so far. This comes in the wake of two weeks of early morning arrests, imprisonment of 5 protestors and mass protest at Mountjoy. A basic point of contrast that gets repeated over and over again is the lack of Garda resources when it comes to responding to street crime or burglary. While that is … Read More
Not everyone is impressed by the announcement that acting commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to replace her predecessor Martin Callinan as boss of the Guards. In an interview earlier this month with The Journal, Garda whistleblower John Wilson called for her to step down for the race for the position: “[…] the next Garda Commissioner “must be an outsider with no loyalty to An Garda Siochana and a person who can carry out real meaningful reform.” Speaking at a Garda Reserve graduation ceremony in Templemore in April the newly-appointed acting Commissioner spoke about change: “We’ll be working hard on changing the mindset … Read More
Derek Byrne is one of 11 protestors facing a possible custodial sentence tomorrow for breaching High Court orders barring protest blocking Irish Water meter installation. Tonight he posted a message to supporters on his Facebook page: “As everyone is well aware myself and 10 others will be in court tomorrow morning to face the wrath of the Government through the corrupt judicial system . Tomorrow we will be supported by 8 of the Edenmore 9. I’d like to ask anyone else thinking of coming to the court to support us not to but to head to North Dublin and stand with … Read More
Phibsboro Shopping Centre is one of Dublin’s most domineering buildings. Rashers Tierney writes about the fortress of pre-cast grey concrete that haunts the horizons of D7. One of the advantages of this towering behemoth of late 1960’s brutalist architecture is how it frames the old village of Phibsborough in partnership with the lights of Dalymount. So, it’s near impossible to get lost or misdirect eegits home. You see those two opposing vertical turrets reaching into sky in an awful mangled silhouette of failed urbanism? Well, that’s Phibsborough and these towering tentacles are its boundary markers. Legend has it that … Read More
Between various rabble crew being on holidays or sessioning it up at Boomtown in Winchester last weekend we’re a bit slow when it comes to blogging and news aggregation right now. As a result we totally missed this slice of hip hop protest from Captain Moonlight about continued ructions in Kilkenny over the construction of a new road. Moonlight’s a rabble favorite and the protest ditty features his usual dogged wit and vocal play as he lacerates the whole project as a “corporate plot straight off the backhand”. There were three more arrests in protests over the road yesterday and today. In the … Read More