Before UK firm Talk Talk casually disposed of its 575 Waterford staff it sent them an email pep-talk congratulating them on reaching set targets.
For years I’ve worked in fine dining and catering where efficiency and speed of movement are essential skills.
Do you remember when the cops threatened a Shell to Sea campaigner they had arrested with rape, creating a short lived national scandal? Well since the media hype died down, a cover-up has been in operation right from Justice Minister Alan Shatter to the Sindo to the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC). The GSOC has been leaking material to it’s pet crime correspondents. What’s amazing here is the how incompetent they are. … Read More
Emerging from the dark, cramped servants quarters in the basement you enter the splendor of the late Georgian era – the richly decorated pinnacle of 18th-century living. Moving from parlour to dining-room, drawing room to boudoir every attention has been given to collecting together period pieces and replicating the sensibilities of the time. The greatest juxtaposition is evident when entering the fifth and final floor, the attic, where the children of the house spent the majority of their youth. Little wonder the rest of society could be treated with near murderous disregard when children were committed to such an austere environment.
League of Ireland fans are no strangers to police thuggery. Marcas Maccaoimhín looks at a recent incident. The recent meeting of longford town and bohemians saw supporter-garda relations reach a new low. Pepper spray, a riot control substance which is banned for use in warfare and was not even deemed necessary in london this summer, was deployed. Bohs fans had been enjoying pre-match pints and mingling with locals for two … Read More
The unused City Arts centre building on Moss ST. Was damaged by fire on saturday 10th september. Dara mchugh looks at an alternative to dereliction.
Eamonn Crudden constructs a nightmarish vision of the property crash by mashing up the useless daily bleating of RTE analysis with disjointed ghost estate imagery. In blending dismembered economic banter from shows like Pat Kenny with dark, dread inspiring electronica he encapsulates the fear stenched atmosphere pervading the early days of the recession. That is, of course, before we grew immune to economic gloom…
As the mess that is the state’s employment strategy becomes clear James Redmond talks to the unions about the rot at the centre of the scheme. The real lambs to the slaughter here are recent graduates. So where does the Union Of Students stand? They have a huge problem understanding themselves as workers, and with their membership of IBEC, we really weren’t expecting much from them. If you ever paid … Read More
It’s no secret that the invertebrate specimens who like to call themselves the government are becoming more and more brazen in their despicable rush to become corporate whores. Peg Leeson looks at their latest venture, a new plan to turn the unemployed into glorified slaves.
Redmonk considers the anti-social way the council treats graffiti. Graffiti art is often lumped in with many aspects of youth culture as ‘anti-social’. As mindless vandalism bereft of any artistic qualities, perpetrated by cowardly hoodlums under the cover of darkness, a faceless counter to decency and the notion of property. It is dealt with by gray paint, powerwashers and policy that I would describe as more ‘anti-social’ than the menace … Read More