Above: A photo sent in by rabble reader Ciaran Boylan. The baddest fucker on the Irish internet returns with his caustic look into the darker sewers of the island’s cesspools. Make sure your waders aren’t leaking when you read this. Oireachtas Retort, over to you. Campaigners for sex worker safety over at UglyMugs.ie recently revealed that there have been 70 complaints of offenses committed by gardaí since 2010. The FOI … Read More
Released yesterday on the anniversary of Rachel Peavoy’s death in 2010, this radio play is inspired by that tragedy of a young mother dying of hypothermia in a council flat and the bungling bureaucracy that whitewashed the council’s neglect. The play was put together by Alan O’Brien who can often be seen around this parish. Here’s some details on it from the Soundcloud play: “It is a fictional tale, … Read More
Above: Mice nails Regime Teilifis Eireann as a ship of fools in #rabble12. As you lot root around the compost bin for leftover Turkey sandwiches to wipe away the pain of last nights foolery, us rabblers have another listicle to push you over the edge. With the torrent of online content, the pressure on outsider projects like ours to keep up can be relentless – so we decided to take stock of … Read More
A new online radio station based in Dublin is about to take off. What’s in store? We checked in the DDR crew to find out.
So, a new digital radio station is in the pipeline. Tell us how it came about?
The idea was floating around in our heads for a while I think. A few of us have been involved in different forms of radio over the years and I think we all wondered why Dublin didn’t have something like this already. We went to Open Ear festival on Sherkin Island earlier this year and started talking seriously about it. A five hour car journey home with only national radio for company really got the wheels moving then. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I guess it’s a bit reactionary in that sense, we were a bit angry with the lack of coverage for certain areas of culture in Ireland so we are trying to fill that void in a small way.
Oisin McKenna takes a look at queer activism today and republican activism in the past in his new show Gays Against the Free State. Beggars sat down with him to find out what’s what. Okay so, you’ve done a show at Fringe before – GRINDR – a love story, and you’ve done Write/Performer/Salesman, both back in 2013. Is this your first show since then? Yeah this is my first show … Read More
The protracted pantomime over government formation has somewhat overshadowed the gravity of what occurred in February’s general election. With regime support at historic lows, Oireachtas Retort looks at how some middle ground commentators continue to dismiss the movement against Irish Water. As soon as ballot boxes opened in February it quickly became clear that voters had delivered a kick in the teeth that neither politicians nor their media priests had … Read More
Above: An auld ilo from rabble 10 when Oireachtas Retort dragged us down memory lane to look at RTE’s coverage of the whole sorry debacle. Props to Redmonk for the scribble. There’s some fierce uncomfortable shite coming out of the mouths of those propping up the regime at the moment. Here’s the sinister fringe’s bard in residence, Kevin Higgins with a response to Finian McGrath’s accommodation with his new political reality. … Read More
Oireachtas Retort returns with his third podcast. This ones a pro-choice special and features a tonne of activists North and South. There’s discussions with Flávia Simas, Máiréad Enright, Niamh Puirséil, Linda Kavanagh, Goretti Horgan and some killer music from the one and only Sissy. There’s some essential discussion getting an airing so do tune in. Make sure you follow him on Soundcloud.
Joan Collins TD and twelve others face trial today for failing to comply with the directions of a Garda or obstruction. They could face as much as 12 months imprisonment.
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