If your weekend became an involuntary sun-related roll-over, get yourself a choc ice this morning and catch up with the week in politricks as seen by Ragbags. Then return to the existential debate about whether it’s ever really t-shirt weather in Ireland. The never-ending media managing of government formation and Irish Water finally came to something of a conclusion. The super-multi-arse has risen, the ‘Fianna Gael Alliance’. Kenny and the … Read More
As the 32nd Dáil got under way today, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused Sinn Féin of “showboating” when they tried to introduce questions about the abolishment of Irish Water. So all that stuff in the election campaign was just guff after all?
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.
With anti-water charge marches all over the country today, we joined up with Dublin 7 and Dublin 8 groups.
Murphy keeps sitting down in front of his own car to protest its ongoing payment of Irish Water subsidies.
Illustration: Angry Logic comics totally skewered the Nyardai in #rabble8. Would you like to see your work in rabble? Then get in touch. While Fine Gael politicians are immune from prosecution others get the 6am knock. Cellach takes a look at who’s calling the shots in political policing. Fired Retired Commissioner Martin Callinan’s former personal assistant Chief SuperNintendo Orla McPartlin ain’t one to take kindly to the … Read More
Oscar Barry’s dog helps him to deal with the second Irish Water bill. Good dog. Check out this agitprop from 2012. Arthur Cox quotes PWC on the Irish Water private model. “Conclusion” Any proposed water infrastructure (even those earmarked for traditional exchequer funding) should be structured in a flexible way to facilitate alternative sources of funding. This will promote a central aim in relation to any infrastructure investment – ensuring … Read More
Brendan Ogle of the Right2Water movement believes the CSO requested a paragraph on privatising Irish Water be removed from a Eurostat letter. The claim in full: “Right2Water/Right2Change have been contacted today about a story that is breaking tomorrow. In June 2015 Eurostat sent a letter to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) which had a paragraph confirming that the overall plan was to privatise Irish Water. The CSO however … Read More
Paul Murphy’s coming out gunning on the political policing issue ever since local coppers refused him permission to run a local collection. If you missed Morning Ireland because you were hiding your head under a pillow having thrown your clock radio out the window, then you can listen back to his radio performance right here. Donations to the Anti-austerity Alliance can be made online too.
Upwards of 80,000 people attended today’s Right2Water demonstration. Here are a few images from the day. If you were there yourself then tell us your impression of the day. Post your photos at us via Twitter @wearerabble or on our Facebook page.