Labour Party – full steam ahead for 2015

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Britain | 3 comments

The Skibbereen Eagle makes no bones about being a Labour supporting WebZine and welcomes the changes to Labour Party organisation made today in the Excel Centre, London. They are based on the report by the former Party Secretary Ray Collins which were published before Xmas and widely discussed with Constituency Party’s and the 15 Trade […]

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Tayto – The proper Irish Crisp

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Food | 6 comments

Tayto is a unique homegrown (and that is not just a metaphor) Irish food brand which first developed the method and technology used to flavour potato crisps which is used worldwide today. Before Tayto developed this technology crisp packets had a little envelope inside which you opened to shake on the crisps to flavour them […]

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Dear Old Skibbereen

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on Dear Old Skibbereen

Skibbereen (Irish: An Sciobairín), is a town in County Cork and it is the most southerly town in Ireland. It is located on the N71 national secondary road. The name “Skibbereen” (often shortened to “Skibb”) means “little boat harbour.” The River Ilen which runs through the town reaches the sea at Baltimore. Prior to 1600 […]

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If The Tube Map Told The Truth

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on If The Tube Map Told The Truth

It is often said that it is better to travel than to arrive. Certainly that is true in the crowded city of London which attracts more than 15 million international visitors not to mention many from the UK visiting the attractions, friends or studying in London. Often the view at street level does not meet […]

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#LetsMove with POTUS

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on #LetsMove with POTUS

Many look upon Barack Obama as a mover and shaker but are not so sure about his Irish-American VEEP, Joe Biden. Now they have shared their White House workout routine from the Oval Office, down the corridor past Bo, outside through the covered walkway and… back to work. No, you’re not dreaming. Barack Obama and […]

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The Countess Markiewicz

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Countess Markiewicz

The media in the U.K. often repeat the common error of referring to Nancy Astor as the “First female member of parliament.” This distinction actually belongs to Constance Gore-Booth, The Countess Markiewicz, who in the December 1918 general election, was elected for the constituency of Dublin St Patrick’s as one of 73 Sinn Fein MPs. […]

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William Butler Yeats and the Cold Eye

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on William Butler Yeats and the Cold Eye

  One of the “advantages” of being a native Dubliner is that you hail from the city which gave the world the largest number of Nobel Laureates for Literature in the 20th Century. Make a note, not Paris, not London, not New York but the small city known as Dear Old Dirty Dublin had no […]

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Happy 114th Birthday to Labour

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in latest | one comment

Happy 114th Birthday to the Labour Party founded to elect Parliamentary Candidates on 27 February 1900 at Caroone House, 8 Farringdon Street, London. “After a debate, the 129 delegates passed Hardie’s motion to establish “a distinct Labour group in Parliament, who shall have their own whips, and agree upon their policy, which must embrace a […]

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Edward Jenner – The man who changed life on Earth

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 in Britain | 3 comments

  Who is the Briton who most changed the world?  We need to put Edward Jenner, the Gloucestershire doctor who discovered vaccination in the quiet rural town of Berkeley on the banks of the Severn Estuary  in Gloucestershire, right up there as a prime candidate. He was a true child of the Enlightenment and a product […]

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Ireland of the Murders

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 in Ireland | 19 comments

The hills in Ireland have always held their dark secrets and even in the remote parts you hear of murders years ago with cryptic explanations such as “it was the land”, “he was a bit of a loner”, “the drink took over”, “he had an awful temper” and so forth. However even by normal standards […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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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!