Ann Lovett’s Death in Granard

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Ireland | 3 comments

Remembering today Ann Lovett, the 15 year old who died while giving birth to her son in the Granard Town grotto on this day 34 years ago. This tragedy embodies what a cold, cruel place Ireland was for single mothers and women who faced crisis pregnancies in the 1980s. No flowers are laid at the […]

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

THE Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972 is remembered as one of the darkest and bloodiest events of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Today 30th January 2018 is the 46th Anniversary of the murder of Irish Civil Rights protesters by the British Army, determined in the mindset and brutal tradition of Colonial armies to teach the Irish protestors […]

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William Butler Yeats Remembered

Posted on Jan 28, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on William Butler Yeats Remembered

  On this day 79 years ago, William Butler Yeats died in the Hôtel Idéal Séjour, Menton, France. His epitaph: Cast a cold Eye On Life, on Death. Horseman, pass by! One of the “advantages” of being a native Dubliner is that you hail from the city which gave the world the largest number of […]

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The murmurations of West Cork

Posted on Jan 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murmurations of West Cork

The moment hundreds of starlings gathered together to perform a spectacular murmuration has been caught on camera. Grouping together to form different shapes, the birds could be seen flying over their roosting site before suddenly swooping to the ground for the night. Birdwatch Ireland West Cork Branch captured this incredible footage in Timoleague, Co Cork […]

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Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas

Posted on Jan 8, 2018 in Ireland | 2 comments

The 6th January  is known as Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas in Ireland. For many people in Ireland, 6 January marks the final day of the Christmas season – when the tree and other decorations are taken down. From a Christian perspective, it marks the day the three wise men are said to have […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland

Now that it has been released the it is apparent that the two great stars of  Star Wars: The Last Jedi  are the late Carrie Fisher and the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland. Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence on Skellig Michael gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman […]

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Remembering Phil Lynott today

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Dublin | 2 comments

Today, January 4, 2018 marks 32 years since the death of one of rock’s all time great front men, Thin Lizzy’s and Ireland’s Phil Lynott. Born in West Bromwich in 1949 – but moving to Dublin to live with his grandmother Sarah at the age of four – Lynott was 15 when he joined his […]

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Countess Markievicz elected first female MP

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Countess Markievicz elected first female MP

Today is the 99th anniversary of a remarkable happening: on 28 December 1918 the first woman MP was elected to the House of Commons. She was an Irish Woman, a nationalist,  a revolutionary, a Suffragette and a military commander and the first female minister in a Western Government. On the 28th December 1918 Constance Georgine Markievicz, […]

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Winter Solstice from Newgrange 2017

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Winter Solstice from Newgrange 2017

The Winter solstice is upon us.  The day – this year on Thursday 21st December – marks the shortest day of the year before the days slowly begin to draw out again. It occurs because this is when the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the Sun – specifically -23.5 degrees outwards.  While the entire […]

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Spike Islands unique Attraction

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Spike Islands unique Attraction

Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz has scooped second place in the World Travel Awards coming in ahead of such world famous landmarks as the Great Wall of China and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and being pipped only by the historic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. Spike Island in Cork Harbour took second place in […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | 788 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | 30 comments

The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Poppy stands for Peace

Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | 4 comments