Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  On this day in 1834 six Dorset farm labourers were sent to an Australian penal colony, but their ‘crimes’ helped change the face of employment rights for generations to come – and it all began in the small village of Tolpuddle. An average wage for a farm labourer was 10 shillings a week, but […]

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Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

A house with what has been described as the “rudest address in Britain” has been put up for sale. Potential buyers may need a decent sense of humour if they are to move into the three-bedroom property at 69 Cock Lane in Fetcham, Surrey. The semi-detached house has gone on the market with estate agent […]

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Corbyn back to oblivion

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Britain | no responses

The Dear Leader gave his first full length press briefing today after a year and a half in the post. I think we now understand why? Backwards to oblivion comrades!! Here is a potted history of Corbyn’s appeal for popular support: 2015 “Straight Talking, Honest Politics” 2016 “…” 2017 Let’s Copy Donald Trump. The fabled […]

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For Auld Lang Syne

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Every year across the world, the streets ring with the same lilting song. Sweet, nostalgic, hopeful; “Auld Lang Syne” has become an absolute tradition in New Year’s Eve celebrations. And so, we sing. Or, at least, we sing the first couple of lines and politely mumble the rest into our champagne glasses. Despite its vast […]

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Three cheers for Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 in Britain | no responses

  Today we mark the anniversary of two significant events in British history. A day when some crazed ideologues, led by a deranged individual, entered the Houses of Parliament determined to do great damage to our nation. Still, enough about John Major and the Railways Act 1993. Also today Britain joyously celebrates the sectarian evisceration […]

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#BelikeJo

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Britain | no responses

Now that the by-election in the Batley and Spen constituency is over let us remember the terrible reason why it was held. The brutal murder of Jo Cox MP, a wonderful public representative killed by a racist coward while working to do her best for all her constituents. #BelikeJo Today is the day. @Tracy4MP wld […]

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Aberfan man made disaster

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Britain | no responses

Today is the 50th anniversary of Aberfan mining disaster that wiped out a generation, killed 116 children and 28 adults on 21 October 1966. It was not a natural disaster but a man-made disaster by the nationalised National Coal Board (NCB). At 9.15 am on Friday, October 21, 1966 a waste tip slid down a […]

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 in Britain | no responses

  Today 11th October is Ada Lovelace Day in honour of the pioneering mathematician, first female computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron. Ada’s life and achievements are now marked across the globe as Ada Lovelace Day in celebration of this gifted young Victorian woman. When your father has been famously described by one of […]

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Tank at Trafalgar

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Britain | no responses

On this day 100 years ago the first tank was used in warfare. A replica tank rolled into Trafalgar Square to mark 100 years since the armoured vehicles were first used in the theatre of war. The tank is a model of the Mark IV which was first used on the battlefield as part of […]

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The Courage of Pauline Cafferkey

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Britain | no responses

There is no one who exemplifies more the courage of those in Medicine who make sacrifices for others than the brave Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey. Having unselfishly volunteered to go to Sierra Leone in 2014 to help treat victims of the Ebola Epidemic she caught the disease in field conditions and has twice been brought […]

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The Eagle On London

Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in latest | no responses

Apple ringtone on the Tube

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Stand up for the real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Luck of The Donald

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Dublin | Comments Off on Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough