Monday, December 5th, 2016

Happy St Patrick’s Day! “Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I’m black and I’m proud.” – Jimmy Rabbitte “Is this the band then? Betcha U2 […]

The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte and his dream of creating an Irish soul band. The movie is set in the poorest areas of Dublin in 1991. This story in the Los Angeles Times explains how an unlikely cast of characters were brought together to make a great movie. From the Los Angeles […]

Jimmy Rabbitte: Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I’m black and I’m proud. Unemployment Official: Mr. Rabbitte, you’ve been collecting unemployment benefit for two years. […]