Here we go. Class again.
Ask anyone in people in Ireland to define working class, and more than likely a similar image to the one above will pop into their head. The proliferation of programmes and case studies on Jim Larkin, James Connolly, and the 1913 lockout, has given rise to this cultural trope. Added to […]
Archive for June, 2007
Here we go. Class again.
Two broad problems face social historians in Ireland.
One is the fact that almost all traditional document-based material relating to the poor and the working class - the stuff in the libraries and archives that historians use to write history - is material that is concerned with social problems, with the analysis of these problems, […]
The Joycean hobbits about about in force today - masticating on liver, cheese, and burgundy. In celebration, here’s a copy of probably the best Joyce, Beckett, and Pitch and Putt sketch there is.
I’ve had trouble sleeping these nights. One of the off-shoots is that I get to listen to a lot of playback on the radio - both RTE and Newstalk106. Around 6am this morning I heard a clip from George Hook’s show. He had in the studio one Mark Hennessy, the Irish Times political correspondent, and […]
I had immense plans.”
Kurtz. Heart of Darkness.
So. The Greens have formed a coalition with Fianna FÃ¡il and at a stroke have turned themselves into the most right-wing environmentalists in the world. How long will this contradiction last? Will the Irish electorate accept such a contradiction? Who knows…
The Irish electorate is willing to accept a […]
Chris Morris has always been a bit dodgy. Well, to be more precise heâ€™s always been several types of dodgy, but most are the good type rather than the bad.
In the current lexicon of British satire I suppose heâ€™s considered â€˜edgyâ€™, always pushing out the margins of what is acceptable, although part of […]
Having heard Dan Boyle of the Green Party on Newstalk this lunchtime, talking up the agreement they’ve hammered out with Fianna Fail over the formation of the next government, I had to laugh.
The Greens have been convinced by the wily Fianna Fail negotiators that nothing can be done to stop policies already in motion, […]
“MARY LOU IS CRAZY! AND PAT… PAT’S JUST TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT.”
As I skim through women’s magazines in the dentist’s waiting room hoping to happen upon a 15 page lingerie special I can’t help noticing their propensity towards giving 10 tips for all eventualities one might come across in life.
Usually it’s ‘…to keep your man’ or ‘…to slim down for summer’. Recently, they might have […]
That the top 1 percent in the US get the lionâ€™s share of productivity gains, basically the increases in income due to the expansion of the economy, is hardly news to most people. The New York Times, however, editorializes on a report today written by two MIT economics professors who say that the rapidly increasing […]