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Not forgetting the record of Caesar Augustus

Tuesday marked the 2000th anniversary of the death of Caesar Augustus on August 19, 14 AD. Indeed so important is this event in history that the month in which he died,  August,  the 6th Month of the...

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Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds dies.

I am sorry to hear of the passing of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds one of the more competent Irish politicians of recent memory. I am far from an admirer of the Gombeens known as The Soldiers of...

CONSTANCE & TWO KIDS

Constance Gore-Booth, the first Female Member of Parliament

  In the British Parliament there are 147 female MP’s out of a total of 650 meaning 23% of MP’s are women raising some questions as to how representative is our representative Democracy? Indeed as the recent...

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Benito Mussolini never slept here

All over Greece there are dilapidated buildings going to rack and ruin due to the baleful neglect of the Greek Government and Municipalities. Indeed there are many empty and neglected houses in Greece with depopulation in the...

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Happy 94th Birthday to Maureen O’Hara

The Skibbereen Eagle’s nomination for the title of “The most wonderful Irish woman in the world” is Hollywood Legend Maureen O’Hara who is still going strong at 94, having celebrated her birthday yesterday 17, August 2014. Seems...

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Making some noise for The Quiet Man Cottage

John Ford’s 1952 homage to the idealised Ireland of an Irish American going back to the “Auld Sod” resulted in many memorable images and quotes. Ford was drawn back to his family roots in Ireland with a...

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Wonderful Weymouth and Portland

I recently enjoyed a lovely weekend by the sea in Weymouth & Portland, host venue of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. It is a popular seaside holiday resort and Weymouth’s fine Georgian seafront is...

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Remembering Peterloo and our hard won rights

  The Peterloo Massacre, one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history, was being remembered today – 195 years on. It is a milestone in the hard fought & won freedoms for peaceful assembly. The appalling events...

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Dutch nonagenarian returns Righteous Among the Nations medal after six relatives killed in Gaza

A 91-year-old man who was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations has returned his medal of distinction after an IDF bombing in the recent war in Gaza killed six of his relatives, Haaretz newspaper reported on Friday....

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A Day in the Life of Abbey Road

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Boris, man of the common People

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1914 – 1918 Poppies at the Tower

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Buy to leave in Bishop’s Avenue London

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