No Country for People!

Dave O’Farrell reviews the ‘Humans Need Not Apply’ exhibition in the Science Gallery, Trinity College.

No Country for People!

Exhibitions which try to combine art and science can often come up short on both the art and the science. Add a political theme to the work and the potential pitfalls are legion. Unfortunately the current exhibition at the Science Gallery in Trinity College generally falls short on all fronts. Humans Need Not Apply aims […]

What’s the problem with car insurance?

Car insurance costs in Ireland are out of control. Almost everyone has seen their insurance costs increase dramatically – even if they have never made a claim, or they know someone who has had this experience.

What’s the problem with car insurance?

Dave O’Farrell This is a very serious issue for a large number of people for whom a car is an absolute essential for simply living their daily lives – particularly given the states ever decreasing funding for public transport. Many excuses have been offered for these spiralling costs but they don’t stand up. Insurance companies […]

Something rotten in the state of Ireland

Something rotten in the state of Ireland

Dave O’Farrell explores the contradictions in the Irish state. The state in capitalist society is not some neutral entity for resolving conflict in society. It represents the interests of the ruling class, the capitalists, the bankers, the speculators – the 1%. The state is not some abstract entity but is made up of a large […]

Moore St occupation – defend our revolutionary heritage

Moore St occupation – defend our revolutionary heritage

On the 7 January activists occupied the national monument site on Moore Street where the leaders of the 1916 Rising surrendered. Earlier in the week a hoarding was erected around the site and building work was underway. Despite the historical significance of the site no information was made available regarding the nature or extent of […]