Shellfish Freedom in Dublin

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Shellfish Freedom in Dublin

Animal right activists aka “The Lobster Liberation Army” caught a Dublin restaurant by surprise on Friday 8th May when they ‘liberated’ nine lobsters from its dinner menu. Members of the National Animal Rights Association (NARA) targeted the Ka Shing restaurant on Dublin’s Wicklow Street and filmed their daring raid to clear out the Chinese eatery’s […]

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Dublin’s Great South Wall

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Dublin | 54 comments

The decision to start work on one of Ireland’s greatest engineering projects, Dublin’s Great South Wall, was taken 300 years ago this week. For Dubliners, such as myself, it is an iconic structure and an iconic place. For is is really only known to Dubliners who like nothing better than to walk two miles along […]

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Dublin in the Rare Ol’ Times

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Dublin in the Rare Ol’ Times

  Dublin in these photos from 1961 seems a different world and possibly a different planet. An American, Charles W. Cushman travelled the world for 30 years, including a visit to Dublin. When he died, he left his collection to Indiana State University, who have uploaded them, and a fascination window the provide on a […]

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Tony Fenton -“I say a little prayer”

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Tony Fenton -“I say a little prayer”

A special day in Dublin yesterday as the city said goodbye to Tony Fenton – there is something special about somebody when all of U2 come together to play at their funeral and every radio station in the country plays a tribute to them at the same time. Some of Ireland’s biggest stations played this […]

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Tony Fenton – Signing Off

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Tony Fenton – Signing Off

I am particularly saddened to hear from Ireland that veteran radio presenter Tony Fenton has died following a five-year cancer battle. I first knew Tony as Tony Fagan when he was a member of 1st Dublin (LHO) Scout Group based at their Scout Centre on Ballygall Road East on Dublin’s Northside. In 1977 we had […]

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Mr Tayto Pops Up!

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 in Dublin | one comment

Even though Dublin has developed into one of Europe’s most exciting food cities, it seems we can’t help ourselves when it comes to nostalgic favourites.  Now The Eagle is nothing if not “On Trend” and we have chronicled the boom in “no choice” cafes in London and “Simply Crisp in Belfast which sold out within […]

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Dublin – The world’s first purpose built Parliament

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Architecture | Comments Off on Dublin – The world’s first purpose built Parliament

Many (including my fellow Dubliner’s) are surprised to learn that the world’s first purpose designed two chamber Parliament building is in Dublin and is largely extant. When Parliaments emerged they were housed in existing buildings – Palaces or Great Houses, Town Halls or Churches but in the Irish Parliament was housed in a revolutionary purpose […]

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Remembering Dublin’s Diceman

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 in Dublin | 25 comments

It is strange to think Thom McGinty, the talented street performer we knew in Dublin as “The Diceman” left us 20 years ago. Thom arrived in Dublin from Scotland in 1976 from Glasgow where  he had been involved in both street and traditional theatre and had also worked as an artist’s model. In Dublin he […]

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St. Valentine, a famous Dubliner

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on St. Valentine, a famous Dubliner

There have been many famous Dubliner’s but as we approach St. Valentine’s Day you may be surprised to hear the good saint is among the illustrious group! The saint was clubbed to death in Rome on 14th February in 269 AD for supporting loving couples and marrying them together, practices which were forbidden there at […]

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Happy Birthday Dublin Airport

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Dublin | 5 comments

Dublin Airport celebrates its 75th Birthday this month and it seems like it has been part of my life forever. Living as a kid on the Northside the airport was literally within earshot, be it the Dart Turboprops of the Viscount’s winding up every morning or the distinctive shrill whine of the JT3D Turbojets on […]

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

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