Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

A 16-year-old musician has become a viral sensation after she spontaneously sang alongside a famous pianist at Tottenham Court Road station. Elicia Palmer has been flooded with praise from around the world after footage of her dazzling performance racked up more than 200,000 views on YouTube. The teenager, who is a cellist, has always loved […]

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Peterloo after 200 years

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Peterloo after 200 years

  200 years ago today, on a field in Manchester, the industrial working class staged its first mass act of political resistance. The outcome changed the world. 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 […]

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Air India 182

Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on Air India 182

Thirty four years ago an Air India plane was blown apart by a bomb just off the Irish coast of West Cork, as it flew from Toronto to Delhi via Montreal and London. All 329 on board died, making it the most deadly bomb attack ever on an airliner. For relatives – mostly Canadians of […]

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The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

  Midsummer 2019 is this Friday and is marked with a series of traditions and customs that can be traced back thousands of years. Astronomically, midsummer is the day of the summer solstice, or longest day, which usually falls on June 20 or 21 as it does this year but June 24 is the traditional […]

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An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!

  On this May Day let us remember the contribution of the Revolting Irish and that the anthem of the International Labour Movement “The Red Flag” is really green! Indeed it was the Red and Green flags used in railway operations which inspired Irishman Jim Connell to pen “The Red Flag”, the anthem of the international […]

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May Day 1997 – Things got better

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on May Day 1997 – Things got better

22 years ago today it was all about things can only get better as Britain elected a Labour Government with a clear deliverable Manifesto which only promised what it could deliver and delivered what it promised. Labour promised things would get better and they did.  There was a Labour Landslide. On a swing of 8.8%, […]

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For St. George and Brexit England

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on For St. George and Brexit England

    Today April 23rd all manner of people urge us to celebrate St. George’s Day. A day in “honour” of an Asian from Cappadocia  who died defying authority in Palestine. He sounds just like the sort of person those (step forward those self appointed English Nationalists wrongly called UKIP / Bluekip or Brexit Party) […]

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Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield

  Mary O’Brien better known as Dusty Springfield was born on this day, 16th April 1939 in West Hampstead, London, England. Singer, musician & TV presenter. Died 2nd March 1999 in Henley-on-Thames, England, aged 59. “Dusty Day” is celebrated every year to remember the life of the great singer and a daughter of the Irish […]

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The real Saint Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The real Saint Patrick

Today Sunday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observed St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. But aside from drinking a lot of […]

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Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | 28 comments

A series of protests over sexual consent have been taking place in Ireland, a week after a man was acquitted of raping a 17-year-old in Cork. In the trial, the defence lawyer told the jury: “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.” The […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | 15 comments

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

The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!