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I’m going to be manning a stall at this fair, selling books and journals relating to Irish labour and working class history, most of them priced between €2 and €5.
I’m open to haggling, so come along and if there’s a few items that you like, well, make me an offer!
I need […]

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Dole TV : Program 4 from DCTV on Vimeo.

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Exports are growing. New order books are expanding and business confidence has improved markedly since last year. Tax revenues are stabilising, public expenditure is under control and our budget deficit will shrink next year,” (Brian Lenihan, 24 September 2010)

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Lest we forget…

Brendan Investments Pan European Property Plc was the name of the company which Eddie Hobbs was associated with, which promised to give you ‘the opportunity to invest in both commercial and development properties in Europe.’
That last sentence makes sense once you watch the video.
Eddie spends a large part of the clip telling people […]

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Finally found an embedded-permission version of this video.
One of these days I’ll get around to writing about Irishness and the music of Dexys Midnight Runners. When I do, this song will be top of the list.

My National Pride - Dexys Midnight Runners

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‘The injustice of time - rendered obsolete.’
Rain falls on the snow. The Contagion has taken hold. Ghosts from the old Dead Republic are emerging everywhere as the day of judgement approaches.
On Black Tuesday a guilt ridden political functionary runs from his job burying bodies in the city. He is tortured by voices of reproach as […]

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I never watched Wanderly Wagon. I have no memories of it apart from the theme tune and the Safe Cross Code. And I don’t remember anybody in school ever talking about it. We didn’t stand around in the playground going ‘ahhh did you see Judge and Crow yesterday? Did you see O’Brien talking to his […]

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[Thanks to Dave for the single.]
Debut single from Cork’s finest.
There’s a great discussion on the band over on Cedarlounge.
for more information, Irish Rock entry here.

 
icon for podpress  Hello Rascals [2:48m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

 
icon for podpress  Helicopter of the Holy Ghost: Play Now | Play in Popup

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[Thanks to Dave for the single.]
Debut single from the Stars of Heaven, released 1985.
As always, Irish Rock has a great entry for the band.

 
icon for podpress  Clothes of Pride [2:17m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

 
icon for podpress  All About You [2:52m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

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[Thanks to Dave for the single]
Punk/New Wave by the numbers here from Berlin who have a song about the horrors of a 9-to-5 which was released in 1980, just as Ireland’s unemployment rate was going through the roof, thereby negating the need to worry about pissing your life away in an office job for squares, […]

 
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icon for podpress  Waiting for the Weekend [3:21m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

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