Have you had Zoella today?
YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, has a new book out today. She hosted a launch party for her debut novel, Girl Online, in central London last night. The novel is based in part on Sugg’s own experience of charting her everyday thoughts in video blogs or ‘vlogs’ online. Anyway, the book is out and […]
Monty the Penguin is a Star!
This may be controversial, but we reckon this might be the most tear-jerking, heart-warming advert John Lewis have ever created. Meet Monty the penguin. And make sure there are tissues to hand… Yup,you’ve guessed it. The new John Lewis Christmas advert for 2014 is here – and the anticipation of the warm fuzzy feeling and […]
Update for our American viewers from Ireland, Europe
We know Americans are not good on Geography only 6% of them actually have passports and travel outside the US and Canada. Many people might be confused about exactly what the differences are between Great Britain, the United Kingdom and Britain and Ireland, but a US TV presenter just took the confusion to a new […]
Boing, Boing! Recycle your plane with Ryanair!
There is something about planes and their parts which still inspires. So for those who want to sleep in a Boeing 747 Engine nacelle or want a table made out of a plane wing read on! With 12,000 airplanes slated to retire by 2020, says the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA), the process of recycling […]
Guinness is good for Great Ads
Guinness has sometimes got into trouble for its advertising. It can no longer use the slogan “Guinness is good for you” because, well, alcohol is a toxin (ask any of your body filters) and there are better ways to supplement iron in your diet. Similarly it has now abandoned “Arthurs Day” after 5 years which […]
The Plane of The Donald
The Donald and The Spawn of The Donald, sons Don and Eric and his daughter Ivanka, are in Co Clare this week as The Eagle has already reported. Irish Pride and the sense of self worth in the Republic of Éire is still recovering from their craven and obsequious welcome as Saviours of the Nation […]
The Great British Mail Robbery
Based on last Friday’s share price the taxpayer has lost over £1bn from the Tory LibDem Govt’s botched #Royal Mail privatisation. The Government has now been forced to publish the list of the ‘priority investors’ they gave the lion’s share of Royal Mail shares to in their botched fire sale. Despite Vince Cable’s claims to […]
The new friendly Ryanair
The Skibbereen Eagle is proud to repost J Lockey’s letter he recently sent to the New re-branded Friendly Ryanair. The Eagle, as you would expect, is very supportive of fellow flyers! Posted to Ryan Air 24th April 2014 Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing for the attention of your customer experience team. I am definitely a […]
By George I’m a failure!
The Conservative Party headlines its Twitter account by telling us they have a Long Term Economic Plan and it is working. Chancellor George Osborne is continuously being photographed in meaningless photo ops wearing a hard hat and a High-Vi, no doubt paying homage to the type of productive work this millionaire Trutafarian would never do […]
Radio Caroline – The Irishman who rocked the waves
Fifty years ago this week, a 35-year-old former passenger ferry was being secretly equipped with a 165-foot radio mast in the privately-owned Irish port of Greenore. The historic Ballymascanlon Hotel in nearby Dundalk was crowded out with strangers who spent their days mysteriously working at the port, which had been virtually disused for years. It […]