The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  In the small West Cork Town of Skibbereen they still remember how their small local paper “The Skibbereen Eagle” took on one of the world’s most powerful men who less than 20 years later, found himself out of a job. The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town in […]

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Labour’s Omnishambles

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in latest | no responses

Despite the omNICshambles Budget, Tories (up 1pt to 45%) increase lead to 19 points over Labour (down 2pts to 26%) – latest ICM for Guardian. How can Corbyn be standing up for workers when the majority of workers tell him they don’t want what he is selling? How can you stand up for Labour when […]

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Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  On this day in 1834 six Dorset farm labourers were sent to an Australian penal colony, but their ‘crimes’ helped change the face of employment rights for generations to come – and it all began in the small village of Tolpuddle. An average wage for a farm labourer was 10 shillings a week, but […]

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George Osborne the influence peddler

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

Ah, the “independent” Media of the UK, now there is a thing, with the astonishing news one George Osborne is now Editor of the London Evening Standard.  George Osborne who is an MP, earns £750k + per annum from “speeches”, £650k for 4 days a month at Blackrock, a vulture fund, is an heir to […]

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New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade – 255 years young

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in latest | no responses

This year marks the 255th year the Green is paraded in New York City, a Parade and a celebration which is older than the United States of America. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. On this day, everyone is Irish in the Big Apple! New York City’s Saint […]

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Stand up for the real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

On Friday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe will observe 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 […]

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Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Don’t you like it when something feels just right. Ben Patey, 33, was travelling home from work when he captured a snap of seven nuns on a train platform, at Seven Sisters London Underground station. He said: “I had just had a long day and I was waiting to jump on the train when I […]

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Labour’s Black Hole

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in latest | no responses

We’ve all had enough of experts like Professor Hawking. That’s why we chose a leader with 2 Es at A-level who’s never had a real job. Professor Stephen Hawking has called for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down as Labour leader, claiming he is a “disaster” for the party. The Labour-backing physicist said he would vote […]

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The Luck of The Donald

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The unPresidential Donald the Unready appears not to have the luck of the Irish on his side having wound up the Green and Friendly People in the run up to their National Festival of St. Patrick’s Day. Not only has he put a four leaf clover rather than a Shamrock  on the back of his […]

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Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

A house with what has been described as the “rudest address in Britain” has been put up for sale. Potential buyers may need a decent sense of humour if they are to move into the three-bedroom property at 69 Cock Lane in Fetcham, Surrey. The semi-detached house has gone on the market with estate agent […]

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The Eagle On London

Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in latest | no responses

Apple ringtone on the Tube

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Stand up for the real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Luck of The Donald

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Dublin | Comments Off on Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

Ireland of the Begrudgers

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses