The story of The Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Ireland | 23 comments

In 1898, to widespread bemusement, a small Provincial Newspaper in an equally small town in the South West corner of Ireland sonorously warned the Czar of Russia that it knew what he was up to and he should be careful how he proceeded for “The Skibbereen Eagle” was wise to his game and in future […]

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Alice Herz-Sommer – Music saved her life

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in latest | one comment

Just one week before the Oscars in which a film of her life is nominated for an Academy Award The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, has died in London at the age of 110. An accomplished and talented musician she will be remembered as an unquenchable example of the strength of […]

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Chicken in Kiev

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Chicken in Kiev

The past few weeks have got  nasty in the Sovietski Republic of Ukraine – This great people deserve better than the stupidity of Dictatorship and have stood up bravely against might and brute force for their rights and to be part of Europe.  In this high stakes game of chicken the centre of Kiev has […]

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Tube Myths

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 in latest | 3 comments

There are many myths about the Underground, most of which are mentioned in The Eagle under The Tube. Late at night in Central London as the pubs close and clubbers congregate it’s easy to imagine that you are going down the River Styx (by escalator!) and entering the Underworld. This thought obviously occurred to the […]

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The Great British Rail Rip Off (cont)

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in latest | 391 comments

The Eagle for many years has highlighted that the Customer still does not exist when it comes to Rail Travel in the UK which mile-for-mile is the most expensive in the world. Customers have been hit by a draconian Penalty Fares Regime, above inflation fare increases, less choice and barriers when they need to get […]

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The Irish Evita

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in Ireland | one comment

    Dubbed “The Irish Evita”, Eliza Lynch was the most famous woman in South America in the 19th Century being the First Lady of Paraguay from 1862 – 1870 – but she has been largely forgotten in Ireland. However, that is now set to change thanks to a new film about her life. Directed […]

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Happy Birthday dear Pariah!

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in latest | one comment

  The deafening silences you can hear today are the lack of celebrations for Robert Mugabe’s  Birthday as the  Old Boy turns 90. Like Nelson Mandela, he was a black revolutionary, a prisoner turned president who avowed racial reconciliation and became a darling of the west. Like Mandela, he lost his father around the age […]

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Pepsi Pooh

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in Food | one comment

Pepsi was originally developed as a supposed cure for a stomach ailment Dyspepsia  and like Coca Cola was originally pedalled at a time when public health and nutrition was poor, water and milk were unreliable and there was a fad for elixirs, laxatives and “stomach cures” as a way of improving health and well being. […]

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The Eagle has landed!

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on The Eagle has landed!

  Don’t forget to follow The @theskibeagle on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ http://www.skibbereeneagle.ie  Get the Swoop! Facebook https://www.facebook.com/skibbereeneagle Twitter @theskibeagle Google+ https://plus.google.com/+SkibbereenEagleOnline/posts #theeaglehaslanded

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Charlie keeps the British end up

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Charlie keeps the British end up

  Prince Charles (Aged 65¼) has a difficult gig at the best of times, keeping busy whilst waiting for One’s Mummy to pop one’s clogs. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the Emir of Qatar and Belgium’s King Albert II have all stepped down for their children but no such luck for Charlie who must keep […]

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The Eagle On London

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Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | 15 comments

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Millicent Fawcett

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!