1. In this extended interview from episode six of Dole TV, Historian and Sins Of The Father author Conor McCabe details the socially destructive consequences of austerity, from the foundation of the state to the present day. He also lifts the lid on the suppressed and untold history of working-class resistance in Ireland.

    Conor McCabe blogs at http://dublinopinion.com/ and http://www.irishleftreview.org/. Dole TV can be seen on Dublin Community Television (UPC channel 802) or online at vimeo.com/user950597.

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  2. While the media parrots the mantra that "we are where we are", episode six helps explain how we got here and what we can do about it. Author and historian Conor McCabe provides a crash-course in the causes of the crash, while Jedward offer their hair-raising take on Irish history (via Cutbacks.ie). A packed show also sees the ghost of James Connolly return to confront Labour with their treachery, and comedian Aidan Killian drop by for an interview that threatens to get out of hand!

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  3. Episode 5 sees Dean Scurry and Aoifa Kenny introduce a razor-sharp snapshot of contemporary Ireland. The government's free labour scheme gets a sound satirical kicking, while animator Dave Quinn, the sharp-tongued mastermind behind the wildly popular Cutbacks.ie videos, drops in to showcase his work.

    There's also a live performance by hotly-tipped singer/songwriter Garry O'Brien, and a colourful preview of the Spectacle of Defiance and Hope.

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    Spectacle of Defiance and Hope 2011

    Kiwi Project

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  4. Join presenters Niamh Foley and Dean Scurry for another fast-paced, topical and searingly funny episode of DOLE TV. There's an update on the Showdown In Smithfield between Tesco and The Complex arts centre, the further adventures of animated waster Dotzy, and an interview with director Jonathan Lambert, a rising star on the Irish scene. With superb comedy and hip-hop pieces rounding out a crammed twenty minutes, DOLE TV is the most fun you can have on €188 a week!

    Dole TV challenges media norms with cheeky wit and brutal honesty. It's a fresh look at Dublin & Ireland from those most affected by the death of the Celtic tiger. A mix of comedy skits, revealing interviews and breaking art. It exposes the scandals of our times. A voice for intelligence in a time of stupidity.

    Dole TV features the people of Ireland and the engrossing stories you all have to tell. You can get involved by contacting dctv.ie. There are irreverent animations, recorded shorts, live studio magic and, most importantly, normal people. There's no corporate sponsor making us bend over. There's no party line to choke on. There's no mass-medias agenda. The focus is what is happening in Dublin and Ireland. Unbiased and unfiltered.

    This is a volunteer show made by jobless and forced part-time workers. The show is recorded in DCTV's Templebar studio in the heart of Dublin. This is a chance to vent anger. A chance to poke fun. A pulpit to preach from and a soap-box to denounce the preachers.

    Dublin is blessed with artistic talent coming out its ears. Dole TV showcases brand new players, jokers and scribblers from around the city. The Celtic Phoenix rises from the ashes of the Celtic Tiger. The Celtic Phoenix isn't a monitory fixation. It's a creative compulsion that has saves our country's reputation again and again. We've always had a peerless light in our times of darkness.

    Dole TV needs your input. Videos, songs, graffiti, humour, words, raps, scrawls, technical work, organisational work. Things you've already recorded or ideas for collaboration. Get in contact or we'll never know.

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  5. Episode Three sees Dean Scurry and Aoifa Kenny playing host to new City Arts Officer Ray Yeates, as well as a soulful live studio performance from Fin Divilly of Cocophone, one of Dublin's hottest acts. There's top-notch comedy from the Ghost Train Willy crew, and Fabu D presents the weirdest, wildest and funniest news roundup on Irish television. So sign on, tune in and drop over to DOLE TV for the voices, the music and the laughs you won't get anywhere else!

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Dole TV Season Two


DoleTV wants your ideas.
Anything goes.
What does 'jobless in Ireland' mean to you?

DCTV is giving you a stage.
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DoleTV wants your ideas.
Anything goes.
What does 'jobless in Ireland' mean to you?

DCTV is giving you a stage.
Everything from comedy, music & performance
to documentary, interview and discussion.

You can channel your frustration, boredom & energy to help create this 13 part TV series.
We need your spirit, humour & skill to make this show honest and real.
DCTV shuns the mainstream media agenda.

We don't tell you what to think. We broadcast what you think.
So tell us. Tell Dublin. Tell the world.

There's a role on this show for you, whoever you are and whatever your experience in media.
Join the DoleTV crew to have a great time working on a great show.

You can send your media, share an idea or ask a question by emailing

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