The Irish Evita
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 […]
Happy Birthday dear Pariah!
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 […]
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. […]
The Eagle has landed!
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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 […]
No such thing as Society, until it floods
The Tory NIMBYS in “True Blue Bucks” are getting more desperate in their opposition to HS2 having predictably lost two high profile cases and having no legal options left. It is worth mentioning these expensive cases were not financed by their own well heeled money but by Council Taxpayers Money given to an unaccountable opaque […]
UKIP free trains
As an extension of Quiet Zones on trains it is good to see Train Companies providing UKIP free carriages for commuters who have to deal with reality. There are few more dismal sights for law abiding citizens of our diverse and colourful country to realise they are trapped on a train opposite […]
Get the Swoop!
The Skibbereen Eagle is soaring – get the Swoop!
A visit to Sweden in bleak mid-winter to see a dear old friend who is ill could have been a equally bleak affair with temperatures of -20 but as always was enlivened by the wonderful hospitality of our friends and the unique Swedish way of embracing life and looking to the future with optimism. […]
Cork, twinned with Atlantis
The Eagle has been keeping its famous Eye on the watery goings on in Skibbereen’s nearest big city, The Capital of the South, Cork. This is a city on, and of late frequently in the River Lee. During the boom years of the Celtic Tiger there were only two truths in Ireland: One there […]