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You Have Been Allocated.

In #rabble13, Blogby Rashers Tierney1 Comment

Above: The cover illustration that accompanied the print version of this piece from #rabble13 by Brian Burke.   A feeling of being put through the ringer, harassed into dampening employment expectations and rightly pissed off that private companies have access to their data – that’s the general picture emerging from a survey carried out by rabble into various labour activation schemes including Job Path.  Rashers Tierney gives us the lowdown … Read More

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For Fox Sake.

In Blogby Fedayn1 Comment

Waterford Foxhunt offers a new exciting internship – learn how to get dogs to go in and out of a yard and have a chance to impress the landed gentry for fifty quid on top of your dole with absolutely no chance of keeping your job at the end of it.

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They’re Looting The Town!

In #rabble11, Blog, Culture, History, Illustration, Politics, Print Editionby Donal Fallon1 Comment

While historical re-enactments are all the rage in this ‘Decade of Centenaries’, and we have seen everything from Ulster Volunteer Forces rallies to Fenian funerals re-enacted by enthusiastic historical societies, it’s unlikely we’ll see anyone recreate the looting of Noblett’s sweet shop come 24 April 2016. Donal Fallon has this tale of proletarian shopping in the rare auld times. Somewhat at odds with the popular narrative of the Easter Rising, … Read More

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We All Clandestine Partied.

In Blogby Fedayn3 Comments

News from the Employment Appeals Tribunal today reveals that AIB held “clandestine parties” for staff following the state’s €30bn bailout of the zombie institution. Michael Glennon is the disgruntled former employee who, among other evidence of his employment, revealed that he had been invited to the behind-closed-doors Bankanalia. Interestingly, the report carried in the Irish Independent stands in contrast to their failure to report or even attend an Employment Appeals Tribunal … Read More

Burton’s War on Welfare Continues.

In Blog, Politicsby Fedayn8 Comments

  Twenty Gardaí have been seconded (presumably from roughing up women at water meter protests) to Tánaiste Burton’s Dept of Social Destruction Protection to fight Welfare fraud.   The trick here is to look tough on crime and hope the media plays along. However, there really isn’t much welfare fraud, despite the column inches. Last year the Dept reviewed a million cases and found savings of around €25m between overpayments, … Read More

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#JobBridge: Maldron Hotels Staff Paid By Taxpayer.

In Blogby Fedayn14 Comments

  Dalata Hotel Group are the largest hotel operators in Ireland. With a successful IPO they’ve raised enough to buy out up to 25 hotels so why are they looking to get us to pick up the wages for their Commis Chef? Because JobBridge, that’s why. Here’s some detail on how deep their pockets are from “Turnover from operations in the leased hotels and managed hotels has grown strongly in recent … Read More

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By The Food Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee.

In Blogby Fedayn25 Comments

Minister for Social Destruction Joan Burton is to officially open the Bia Food Initiative Food Bank in Cork tomorrow. Pursuing a policy of austerity leaves a growing number of hungry people in society. In Britain over half a million people rely on food banks. Tomorrow’s event is to promote the Public Private Partnership of a food bank that sources waste food from partner companies for distribution to the poor. Funding comes … Read More

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A Wee Sit Down With The Lucid Lewis Kenny.

In #rabble9, Culture, Interviewsby Rashers Tierney5 Comments

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