The Tube is not a Cafe

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in latest | no responses

A proposed ban on smelly food on New York’s subway has sparked calls among London’s commuters for similar action on the Underground. NYC’s transport boss Joe Lhota has prompted debate in the Big Apple by suggesting a clampdown on hot foods on the subway, after being subjected to a fellow passenger’s spilt Chinese takeaway. Disgusting […]

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Long time no see DC-3

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Dublin | no responses

DUBLIN Airport went back in time today as the Douglas DC-3 took to the skies again. The aircraft was flown by Aer Lingus during the 1940s and 1950s but was back on display again today to promote the Bray Air Show this weekend. As per tradition, the aircraft named after a saint – St Gall […]

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Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland Cork City is on our doorstep. Situated on islands on the River Lee, sheltered by surrounding slopes it is a place of charm, vitality and culture at the head of the largest natural harbour in Europe. With a young […]

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Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

How lovely it was on a beautiful West Cork day to return to Bantry House after an absence of 40 years. When I was there before there was a great question mark over its survival, the two wings were derelict the main part of the house was in poor condition with the roof leaking. Still […]

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May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Wild Atlantic Way has achieved a “major coup” as a new, behind-the-scenes teaser video for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ has been released with stunning footage of the west coast of Ireland. Filled with action shots and outtakes, the video features magnificent scenery from Skellig Michael and the Wild Atlantic Way. The trailer was […]

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Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

On this day 90 years ago in Dublin a most remarkable women died, a Revolutionary, a Suffragette and a military commander, the First Female Member of Parliament and the first female minister in a Western Government. On the 16th December 1918 Constance Georgine Markievicz, Countess Markievicz, was declared elected to the British House of Commons as […]

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Remember the bravery of Liu Xiaobo

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61. The activist had been serving an 11-year prison term for “subversion” and was recently moved to a hospital for treatment for terminal liver cancer. When Liu Xiaobo was formally awarded his Nobel Peace prize in 2010, he […]

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No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

London Underground staff have been told to ditch the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” in a bid to go gender-neutral. Instead, staff should use inclusive greetings like “good morning everyone” to make passengers feel more welcome. The decision comes after various activists, including LGBT charity Stonewall, campaigned for the change for months, claiming that although “ladies […]

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Happy Bastille Day

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Today, Bastille Day 14th July 2017, is the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille Prison in France, an event profoundly ignored in England entre les Rosbifs as they plummet to the self harm of Brexit . It is hard to recall the French Revolution without thinking of the response of the Chinese Premier […]

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The Glorious Orange Walk

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

    As Theresa May’s new “Best Friends” in the DUP (cheap at any price) prepare to march this weekend to celebrate their “culture” the world got a foretaste of these forward looking traditions at the Orange Walk in Glasgow on the 1st July. Read on, curious reader as to why the 12th July happens […]

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The Eagle On London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Underground Anxiety

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses