Above: Mice put together this board game for our feature on the Tonight with Vincent Browne as a weird yet wonderful phenomenon many moons ago. Vinny B has opened the cannons on any buoyant optimism out there that this will be a sea change of an election. At the end of the day he says, feck all will change. As he puts it: “Nothing of consequence will change in Irish society with … Read More
Kenny has taken bullshit to a whole new level in Irish politics, and our media lets him away with it.
Poet Kevin Higgins is a regular contributor to our wee parish rag for the disgruntled. Many of us might once have harbored a grá for Hot Press. Think of those dark days some time before the internet proper and being stuck down in the bogholes of the midlands where the fiery fusilades of Eamonn McCann, Nell McCafferty and others were like gifts from a big world beyond populated by interesting … Read More
That “whingers” statement was the latest in long line of Alan Partridge style screw ups from a lacklustre Taoiseach that gets kept well out of public earshot by his handlers. One of our readers has jumped into the archives and come back with a string of further “Endaisms” to jog your memories ahead of the election. A dirty task, but sure someone has to do it.
Grindhouse Dublin are back this Friday the 26th with 1988 gem Red Heat. The first American feature film allowed to shoot in Red Square, this is far from any kind of historic or articulate document. This is a film entirely driven by crude stereotypes, and well, Arnold Scwarzeneggar. In the first 5 minutes alone you’ll see muscles, nudity, fisticuffs, Arnie in a thong and Lenin and Marx themselves. You … Read More
Ah yes, the day after another once in a generation demonstration (though they seem to be adding up of late) and our mainstream pisstake of a print press betrays its regime loyalties and carried barely a mention of #RightToChange. Surprised? Nah, neither were we – and neither are most other folks. Emily McGardle’s a fourth year art student and is working on her final year project. She’s picking up on … Read More
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
Billy Treacy is a singer songwriter from Dublin with a touch of the political balladeer about him. He got in touch to say: “I’m not connected to any political party or group im just a genuine citizen Sick &Tired of all the promises and spin that spouts out from all the politicians.” Hence the song then. Give it a listen and a share.
David Fleming went along to independent candidate for Dublin central, Kerry Guinan’s, inaugural press conference held yesterday evening in the Temple Bar gallery and studios. Studio 6 was full to capacity with roughly 50 people in attendance. We snuck in through the side entrance and hid out at the back of the room like the class bold boys we are. Guinan is running as an artist, for art workers and … Read More
A Fine Gael politician’s electoral rhetoric of recovery has just been blown out of the water by Niall Phelan of Rye River Brewing. You might know them for those tasty McGargle’s brews that knock around? Niall spotted a local candidate’s leaflet and had this to say about it: “Firstly let me say I have no allegiance to any political party, but do support hard working politicians and I … Read More