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Internment With Trial.

In Blog, Film by Rashers Tierney2 Comments

Tess Motherway from Abyss Films productions got in touch with us to share this wee trailer with you all. It’s a teaser for a forthcoming short documentary about the pressures of life as an intern in Ireland. She told us: I’m in the process of researching to make this a longer, more extensive piece – and I am appealing to social media accounts that would attract the right demographic for … Read More

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50 Euro And All The Spuds You Can Eat.

In Blog by Fedayn16 Comments

Every day another name off the live register. This is one of four farm labourer ‘internships’ on the JobBridge site today. Shameless stuff from this government. Must have a drivers licence, be willing to work well with others, work on their own initiative, Some heavy lifting involved. Boiled, mashed and half-baked. (hat-tip to Scambridge.ie)

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Joan’s Youth Guarantee

In Blog by Fedayn12 Comments

    Joan Burton, Minister for Social Destruction, launched her bid for leadership of the Labour Party today. She addressed the Seanad on the Youth Guarantee. We looked up today’s hot new internships to see what the future holds for Youth citizens of Joan’s Brave New World. 39 Hours per week in a car wash, for your dole plus €50 and you’ll learn about the two kinds of ‘detergants’ [sic]. … Read More

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#meEJit: We’re Adults! Get RTE Away From Us!

In Blog, Politics by Oireachtas Retort 4 Comments

It is remarkable just how much RTÉ can chime with Irish government policy. Oireachtas Retort looks at Montrose’s latest offering of unreality TV. The broadcaster’s role in normalising austerity and undermining dissent is nothing new but their lifestyle & entertainment content is equally insidious. Think of it as Fáilte Ireland for the home audience. Towards the end of Ireland’s housing bubble we had I’m An Adult Get Me Out of … Read More

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It’s What You Do In An Election.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn1 Comment

A few highlights from the election campaigns so far. What moments will stick in your memory? Also download I Am Destroyer’s epic centre spread from rabble #8 and keep the shnakes at bay.   1. Hard to Trump This One. Michael Noonan, minister for scaldy heads, prostrated himself in a puddle at Shannon Airport for the comfort of Donald Bigot Birther Trump. Trump arrived to have his arse licked by … Read More

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Burton’s Bullshit: Unemployment Nearly 3% Higher Than Reported

In Blog, Politics by Oireachtas Retort1 Comment

Just this evening, 3,850 Irish visas for Canada were gone in less than five minutes but emigration isn’t the only way Joan Burton fiddles the figures behind Ireland’s unemployment horror. Oireachtas Retort has a poke around.    Labour Party TDs & ministers were beside themselves last October with claims that jobless figures fell below 400,000 for the first time since 2009. Their steadfast commitment to patronising and coercing the unemployed … Read More

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Gateway To Forced Labour

In Blog by Fedayn12 Comments

  Paul Murphy MEP spoke to reporters outside City Hall this evening at a protest against the new ‘Gateway’ programme.   Questioned about the new job scheme Murphy described it as the first step to forced labour:  Those on the Gateway programme will get €20 per week  for 19.5 hours work on top of their dole, so it’s €1 per hour. If they refuse to go on the scheme they … Read More

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#staffRights: Pay The Bentley Staff

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn5 Comments

  A Galway late venue has closed without paying staff in what seems to be becoming standard practice in the hospitality industry. The Bentley, a late venue in the heart of Galway city was reopened following it’s closure in 2012 (then known as Cuba) by Mayo brothers Shane & and James Broderick.  Shane is a doctor in UHG (Galway Regional) while James is a pharmacist in the city. They told … Read More

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#rabbleRaker: Banned From JobBridge

In Blog, Politics by MourreLeave a Comment

At a presser this morning in Buswell’s Hotel, Paul Murphy MEP has named and shamed the Munster Express as an employer ‘banned’ by Joan Bruton’s JobBridge. At this morning’s press conference organised by ScamBridge.ie, Martin Malone, a former intern who complained about the Munster Express, spoke out about his experiences: