Harry Browne spoke to Nick Davies – an award winning investigative journalist central to breaking the News Of The World phone scandal – about which he’s just published hack attack and the extraordinary vignette of Bono and Murdoch playing bridge together. HB: In Flat Earth News you popularised the term ‘churnalism’ to describe the cheap cut-and-paste on behalf of PR and powerful interests that increasingly fills newspapers. Hack Attack is … Read More
Been out in Rialto lately? You might be wondering why there’s a cold war era listening post off Reuben Street. Fear not! Tis only Dublin’s first geodesic dome, the centrepiece of the capital’s latest community gardenproject. Rashers tierney spoke with two of its four creators Jamie Roche and Niall O’Brien. I remember a wet horrible day at a protest camp against George Bush’s visit back in 2004, me and … Read More
Trickling Up From The Basement.
You’re probably blue in the face hearing about the housing crisis, the increase in rent, the holy grail of owning the roof over your head. There are solutions to the problems though. Michael Taft details a few. This housing crisis is having a devastating impact on the households affected and the wider economy. In 2013, there were 90,000 households on the social housing waiting list – the majority waiting for … Read More
A Wee Sit Down With The Lucid Lewis Kenny.
The work of poet Lewis kenny takes in everything from skagged out MDMA session victims and urban gentrification, right up to the importance of cherishing your ma. Rashers Tierney grabbed him for a chinwag about what makes him tick. We came across your videos on Youtube, saw you pop up at a We’re Not Leaving gig and a spoken word event in the Boh’s bar – can you introduce yourself … Read More
#Gombeen9: Cardinal Brady.
It wasn’t with much regret that we waved goodbye to Sean Brady. Throughout his long reign of church cover ups he withstood one resignation call too many before finally handing in his notice to papa bear in Rome. Brady was a proud chink in the rusty chain that the church has wrapped around the uteri of Irish women. In 1975, it was with zeal that, rather than inform the authorities, … Read More
We all know that De Valera’s vision of a Gaelic utopia manifested itself as a bit of a psychologically terrifying clusterfuck. Here, Síofra Gallagher looks at the cultural wing of his endeavours, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Society of the Musicians of Ireland), the organisation entrusted with promoting traditional dance and music since 1951, and asks the question: has Dev’s cultural wet dream become a crusty old wankstain? Before we look … Read More
#LookUp: Raising The Standard.
Phibsboro Shopping Centre is one of Dublin’s most domineering buildings. Rashers Tierney writes about the fortress of pre-cast grey concrete that haunts the horizons of D7. One of the advantages of this towering behemoth of late 1960’s brutalist architecture is how it frames the old village of Phibsborough in partnership with the lights of Dalymount. So, it’s near impossible to get lost or misdirect eegits home. You see those … Read More