Aengus waved off Lorenzo and Giulia, said he’d catch up with them the following night in Ponferrada. His tendonitis was bad enough he couldn’t push through it, and he couldn’t bear the thought of another hill, even a small one. He’d miss seeing the cross at sunset, but sunrise the next morning didn’t seem too bad a trade. He limped into the first albergue he could find in Foncebadon – … Read More
And Yet We Must Live.
Pictured: Champions of people’s poetry Sarah Clancy and Dave Lordan. Photos by Fabio Barcellandi & Beibhinn O ‘Connor. If Heaney’s squat pen isn’t quite your bag of spuds then the People’s Poetry Award might be just for you. Sean Finnan chats to Sarah clancy, Dave lordan and other heads who are making poetry a threat again. Comprised of more than 80 judges from Clare Daly to Christy Moore, the … Read More
Session Pixies: Holistic Lifestyle Column from #rabble10
The nights are getting longer, the days are getting warmer and the Session Pixies are awakening from their hibernatorial slumber to come and fuck you up at four o’clock in the morning. Dear Session Pixies, My friends keep putting photos of their dinner on FB. I can’t help but feel inadequate in culinary matters. What should I do? Páidrigín Ó Murtaghanrahahán, Ballymacnally Dear Páidrigín, Put up a … Read More
#takeFive: Dublin’s Top Five Bougie Areas.
Dublin is being socially cleansed of rabble like us, either through the pressure of emigration or having to hightail it to the ‘burbs over rackrent prices. These days the meeja, politicians and other muppets declare the rise of the Celtic Phoenix, while landlords write letters to santy asking for another bubble. As the Harboisation of large swathes of the city continues, we’re pinning our hopes on third generation really existing … Read More
The Irish Far Shite.
Riding the wave of demonstrations across Europe following the Charlie Hebdo killings, a group calling themselves anti-Islam Ireland held a protest rally outside the Islamic Cultural centre and Mosque in Clonskeagh. how strong are such far right groups here? David Fleming asks some anti-fascist activists. According to the group’s spokesperson Sandra Archer, they were there “to highlight wrong doings by the Islamic faith across the world”. The group consisted of … Read More
Irish Smiling Lies: Irish Water and Regime Teilifis Éireann.
While facing scrutiny over unrecorded meetings he, Phil Hogan, gardaí and others had with Irish Water management, Pat Rabbitte came out swinging in the Dail and accused RTÉ of acting “as a recruiting sergeant” for protests against Irish Water. Oireachtas Retort drags us down memory lane to look at RTE’s coverage of all that Irish Water malarkey. Joe Higgins pointed out that Rabbitte had alerted the #media to be present for … Read More
NUIG Boys Club.
Of sixteen women who applied for senior lectureship in NUIG during 2009, only one was promoted. As the resulting verdict of Dr Sheehy Skeffington’s discrimination case reverberates at NUIG, Simon Price dives into the murkier side of the Corrib university and asks what’s changed in 2015? The new engineering building stands at the gateway to NUIG’s north campus on the river Corrib. Opened in 2010 and conscious of its purpose, … Read More
Wake The Folk Up.
Belfast born Harry Bradley’s flute playing has garnered huge praise, not to mention the 2014 Gradam Ceoil musician of the year award. He’s also probably one of the only Irish musicians you’re likely to find sporting a Subhumans t-shirt while teaching kids. Mícheál Platano caught up with the man for a quick chat about tunes, punk rock and how Gaelier-than-thou theocrats fucked up trad. Apparently, Martin Carthy, the English folk … Read More
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