Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Skibbereen’s  Gary and Paul O’Donovan are Champions of the World. The Skibbereen duo reproduced the best of their Olympic form to win the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championship Regatta in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It is the first time that an Irish boat has ever won world championship gold in an Olympic event. The O’Donovans […]

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Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

The number of British nationals applying to become Irish citizens has grown massively in the wake of the Brexit referendum as Ireland welcomed 450 new citizens in a ceremony at the National Concert Hall today. Britons who qualify through Irish heritage have already been applying for passports in large numbers. Now, statistics from the Irish […]

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Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | no responses

This is the moment a crowd at Dublin’s Heuston railway station broke into song for World Suicide Prevention Day  – and it’ll bring a tear to your eye. Train passengers at Heuston station were stopped in their tracks as an unexpected sight greeted them – dozens of people breaking into a heartening rendition of Pink […]

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Cork the Real Ireland

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland in Cork City on our doorstep.  Since moving to West Cork I have got to know and love Cork City. Love it for its human scale, dynamic youth culture, independent retailers, great bars, theatre and music. Situated on islands […]

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George Stokes, Irish physicist and mathematician

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

George Stokes  was born on this day in Sligo in 1819. The Irish physicist and mathematician was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University from 1849 until his death in 1903.  George Gabriel Stokes is one of three great mathematicians associated with Ireland in the 19th century. If Boole translated classical logic into algebra, while […]

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Dan Breen: The shadowy Gunman

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

One of the most famous fighters in the fight for Irish freedom, Dan Breen was born on this day in Grange, Donohill, Co Tipperary. He was an iconic IRA figure in both the War of Independence and also the Civil War. On 21st January 1919 under the leadership of Séamus Robinson his unit launched an […]

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GAA needs to up its Game

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Organisers of the Liam Miller charity match have been  refused permission to host the game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. A host of former Manchester United, Celtic, and Republic of Ireland stars are set to play the tribute match in aid of the family of the late Corkman at Turner’s Cross on Tuesday, September 25. The […]

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Bastille Day and the revolting Irish

Posted on Jul 14, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Today, Bastille Day 14th July 2018, is the 229th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille Prison in France. It is hard to recall the French Revolution without thinking of the response of the Chinese Premier Chou En Lai, who when asked what he thought was its impact answered “It is too early to tell!” When […]

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Bloomsday 2018

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in Dublin | no responses

  Bloomsday, the day named after Leopold Bloom, the dapper central character in Ulysses, is being celebrated in James Joyce’s hometown of Dublin on Saturday 16th June 2018. That is the day in which Bloom took his meandering stroll through Dublin city in the literary classic, which is set on one day, June 16, 1904. […]

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Ireland of the Skinny Dippers

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Women gathered in the glorious Wicklow sunshine yesterday afternoon and managed to raise hundreds of thousands of euro for charity and set a new Guinness World Record for a skinny dip in the process. Over 2,500 women have stripped off and broken the world record for the largest mass skinny dip. A total of 2,505 […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | no responses

Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

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The Eagle on Ireland

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | no responses

Cork the Real Ireland

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

George Stokes, Irish physicist and mathematician

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Ireland | no responses