The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

  Midsummer 2019 is this Friday and is marked with a series of traditions and customs that can be traced back thousands of years. Astronomically, midsummer is the day of the summer solstice, or longest day, which usually falls on June 20 or 21 as it does this year but June 24 is the traditional […]

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An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!

  On this May Day let us remember the contribution of the Revolting Irish and that the anthem of the International Labour Movement “The Red Flag” is really green! Indeed it was the Red and Green flags used in railway operations which inspired Irishman Jim Connell to pen “The Red Flag”, the anthem of the international […]

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May Day 1997 – Things got better

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on May Day 1997 – Things got better

22 years ago today it was all about things can only get better as Britain elected a Labour Government with a clear deliverable Manifesto which only promised what it could deliver and delivered what it promised. Labour promised things would get better and they did.  There was a Labour Landslide. On a swing of 8.8%, […]

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For St. George and Brexit England

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on For St. George and Brexit England

    Today April 23rd all manner of people urge us to celebrate St. George’s Day. A day in “honour” of an Asian from Cappadocia  who died defying authority in Palestine. He sounds just like the sort of person those (step forward those self appointed English Nationalists wrongly called UKIP / Bluekip or Brexit Party) […]

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Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield

  Mary O’Brien better known as Dusty Springfield was born on this day, 16th April 1939 in West Hampstead, London, England. Singer, musician & TV presenter. Died 2nd March 1999 in Henley-on-Thames, England, aged 59. “Dusty Day” is celebrated every year to remember the life of the great singer and a daughter of the Irish […]

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The real Saint Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The real Saint Patrick

Today Sunday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observed 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 of […]

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Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Irish Consent

A series of protests over sexual consent have been taking place in Ireland, a week after a man was acquitted of raping a 17-year-old in Cork. In the trial, the defence lawyer told the jury: “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.” The […]

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The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Poppy stands for Peace

  Today we mark 100 years since the end of the brutal and meaningless slaughter of World War 1 set in motion by Imperialist Buffoons and brought to an end not on the battlefield but by an uprising of German Socialists, Workers and Soldiers. 104  years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World […]

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Michael Foot British Patriot

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Michael Foot British Patriot

Today we have the Murdoch press’ contemptible re-airing of false and preposterous claims by a discredited former double agent for which Michael Foot, when still alive, won significant damages from the Sunday Times. It’s amazing when the pensioned off failures of M16 and boozy Murdoch journalists get together their right wing prejudice leads them to […]

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Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Skibbereen’s  Gary and Paul O’Donovan are Champions of the World. The Skibbereen duo reproduced the best of their Olympic form to win the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championship Regatta in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It is the first time that an Irish boat has ever won world championship gold in an Olympic event. The O’Donovans […]

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The Eagle On London

Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Schools to Prison on the Tube

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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

The Eagle on Ireland

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A Journey Towards the Somme

Posted on Nov 10, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on A Journey Towards the Somme

The Gaybo Years

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Gaybo Years

Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!