Tank at Trafalgar

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Tank at Trafalgar

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 | Comments Off on The Courage of Pauline Cafferkey

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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Roald Dahl 100

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Roald Dahl 100

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and it’s going to be the biggest worldwide celebration of Roald Dahl Day ever! September is Roald Dahl’s birth month, and each year this is celebrated with a wonderful array of events centred around his birthday on 13th September. On 13th September on what would […]

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Remember Peterloo

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Remember Peterloo

  Today 16th August marks the 197th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre at St Peters Field in Manchester. As once again in Britain workers rights and their ability to organise and strike are being attacked we should remember Peterloo, one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history it is a milestone in our hard fought […]

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Black Muslim Immigrant steals Olympic Gold Medal

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Black Muslim Immigrant steals Olympic Gold Medal

There has been outrage among Daly Mail and Daily Express readers and reports of dangerously high blood pressure readings after a black Muslim Immigrant called Mohammed stole a Team GB Olympic Gold Medal. Doctors said that the blood pressure readings were concerning as the readers were largely elderly with impaired brain function. The very black […]

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NHS – Free at Point of Need

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on NHS – Free at Point of Need

Happy Birthday to the wonderful NHS which is 68 years young today. For 68 years we have loved, cherished and entirely benefited from our NHS – let’s never let it go. Since Labour founded our NHS on 5 July 1948, its incredible staff have delivered more than 47 million babies. the NHS promised cradle to […]

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Caroline Aherne

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Caroline Aherne

Saddest news about Caroline Aherne, a gifted daughter of the Irish Diaspora whose great talent has been cut short by cancer. Aherne, star and writer of The Royle Family and The Mrs Merton Show, had suffered from cancer, her publicist said. The actress said two years ago that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer, […]

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Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton

A special service has been held today at London’s Guildhall on what would have been his birthday in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton who rescued more than 600 children from Czechoslovakia after the Nazis invaded the country in 1939. Most of the children were Jewish. Their families decided to send them away on trains organised […]

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Anne Boleyn – Queen of England

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Anne Boleyn – Queen of England

On this day in 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded at the Tower of London. Two days earlier on 17 May 1536 the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn had been annulled …another innocent Irish girl who lost her head with a man! The Boleyn family were related to the Butlers, Earls of Ormond. […]

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What has European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on What has European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?

Following Theresa May’s illiterate/deeply disingenuous intervention in the EU referendum debate, calling for Britain to stay in the EU but leave the European Court of Human Rights, it’s heartening to see this satirical video from Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani who expose the problems in the Conservative plan for a UK bill of […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murder of Canon Magner

The Boys of Kilmichael

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Boys of Kilmichael

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on John Fitzgerald Kennedy