Grab Yourself A Swag Bag!

We’ve chatted for a while about setting up some sort of subscriber based Swag Bag scheme to off set the cost of each issue. Yep, think the beano club ‘cept Dennis the Menace has worse language, scathing satirical wit and a shit day job. You’ll get a rabble care package with possibly more vitriol than love but hey if you weren’t fit for it you wouldn’t be reading. What’ll be … Read More

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Gombeen #8: Paul Williams & Paul Reynolds

In #rabble8, Gombeen, Humour, Illustration, Politics, Print Editionby rabble13 Comments

  For their consistent and dogged determination in spinning crime to fit the warped narrative of Garda HQ we’re splitting the award between the two Pauls. Both of course are well known to the Gardaí. The Tosser and The Hyper. Williams’ stock in trade is the late 70’s shtick, coppers sliding across car bonnets, kicking down doors and shouting “‘E’s got a shooter!’ and “‘Ave it, you caant!”. Reynolds gets … Read More

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The Ombudsman’s False Teeth.

In #rabble8, Blog, History, Illustration, Politics, Print Editionby Mark Malone1 Comment

An Garda Siochana and GSOC. They don’t like each other, right? You would expect this type of relationship between the police and a body tasked to tackling police abuses and corruption. Immediately after allegations of GSOC’s surveillance surfaced, teeth were bared, fur flew and blood was drawn. Mark Malone takes stock of the scrap. The commissioner and Alan Shatter both came out with statements riddled with half truths. But after … Read More

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The Only Party Worth Joining.

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 It’s been a whole hape of time since we had our last proper #rabbleRuckus – we’re talking back in the King 7 days in 2012. So, we’re hoping you’ll be joining us in this fundraising knees up down in Seomra Spraoi. For those moments of peak dance floor enthusiasm we’ve drafted in two very special guests to go back to back on chief duties in the Seomra Spraoi kitchen with techno, acid … Read More

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#ruckusAlert: !Kaboogie 8th Birthday

In Blog, Musicby RedmonkLeave a Comment

Wowzerz. Seems like only yesterday when we were at those early !Kaboogie gigs, sweating a few pounds off to bass-heavy punky mashup BADMANISMS in the likes of Kennedy’s Basement and the Ice Bar (remember?). Well, it’s 8 years later so make like a cake and GET SLICEY to this lineup tomorrow night in the Twisted Pepper: YOUNG FATHERS (big dada / anticon). JAM CITY (night slugs – check this mix!). … Read More

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Gombeen #7: Jay Bourke

In #rabble7, Culture, Gombeen, Humour, Illustration, Politicsby rabbleLeave a Comment

Regular rabble readers may remember immaculately coiffured Dublin ballbag Jay Bourke during the well documented troubles regarding the windup of his Shebeen Chic venture some years ago. Mr Bourke landed in hot water after irregularities emerged surrounding the timely payment of rent for the South Great George’s Street premises. The restaurant/bar was shut down eventually, after a long protracted battle in the High Court over €92.000 of unpaid VAT, and … Read More

Gombeen #6: The Highway Rat

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In the Highway Rat, the rat’s kleptomania means “he even stole his own horse’s hay”. Similarly, ISME’s Rat has given full-blooded support to austerity, stridently opposing minimum wage increases and calling for the abolition of all Employment Regulation Orders and Registered Employment Agreements. These measures hammer the living standards of the 777,000 SME sector employees, destroy their purchasing power, and send more small businesses to the wall (businesses are closing … Read More

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Dabbledoo Music Needs You!

In Blogby Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

rabble stalwart Redmonk and some of his maties have been scheming up ways of liberating primary kids from the tedium of notation. Like the rest of us in this age of austerity, they’ve jumped on Fund:it to secure some angel investment to take them to the next stage. Below they explain just where the cash monies will be going. The next step in making this system accessible and engaging for … Read More