Bloomsday 2018

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in Dublin | one comment

  Bloomsday, the day named after Leopold Bloom, the dapper central character in Ulysses, is being celebrated in James Joyce’s hometown of Dublin on Saturday 16th June 2018. That is the day in which Bloom took his meandering stroll through Dublin city in the literary classic, which is set on one day, June 16, 1904. […]

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The Two Dictators Summit

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on The Two Dictators Summit

No doubt The Donald will hail his Love Island Summit with Kim Jung-un as the “Greatest Meeting Ever!” but he cannot gloss over the criminal brutality of the United States in Korea and the brutality of the North Korean tyranny imprisoning its own people in a communist Gulag. A good start to the Two Dictators […]

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Ireland of the Skinny Dippers

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Women gathered in the glorious Wicklow sunshine yesterday afternoon and managed to raise hundreds of thousands of euro for charity and set a new Guinness World Record for a skinny dip in the process. Over 2,500 women have stripped off and broken the world record for the largest mass skinny dip. A total of 2,505 […]

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Mary Wilson, Poet

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Mary Wilson, Poet

Respect to the memory of the poet Mary Wilson who died today at the age of 102. Her marriage to Harold Wilson was an extraordinary love story. An Oxford Don at 21 he entered politics because of his outrage at the waste of unemployment and he never lost his focus on everybody being entitled to […]

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That Boleyn Girl

Posted on May 17, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on That Boleyn Girl

The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was annulled on this day in 1536…another innocent girl with Irish connections who lost her head with a man! The Boleyn family were related to the Butlers, Earls of Ormond. Anne originally returned from France early in 1522 to marry her cousin, James Butler. Both her father, […]

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Those rowing O’Donovan Brothers from Skibbereen

Posted on May 12, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Those rowing O’Donovan Brothers from Skibbereen

It is well known that Skibbereen is the biggest small town not just in West Cork but in the whole wide world, and not just because it is the home of the famous Skibbereen Eagle! Set on the River Illin in West Cork “Sweet Skibbereen” is a place tinged with tragedy and joy. It was […]

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Happy 200th Birthday to Karl Marx who was born #OTD in Trier (Trevorum Augustorum) in the Prussian Rhineland and lived in London from 1849 until the end of his life. In 1848 along with Friedrich Engels he published The Communist Manifesto which had its public launch in English to an audience of largely Irish Trade […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s No Go Areas

Posted on May 4, 2018 in latest | 3 comments

I’m no psychologist, but hurling abuse at people unpersuaded of Jeremy Corbyn’s magnificence doesn’t seem to have persuaded many of them to vote Labour. Just think what Labour could have done last night with a persuasive, respected, and, above all, courageous leader and then weep. Below is the Thrasher projection for @SkyNews of what this […]

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Labour Victory May Day 1997

Posted on May 1, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour Victory May Day 1997

21 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. There was a Labour Landslide. On a swing of 8.8%, Labour win 418 seats giving Blair a majority of […]

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Goodbye Marc Wadsworth

Posted on Apr 28, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Goodbye Marc Wadsworth

Marc Wadsworth’s expulsion from the Labour Party after a full hearing and due process has led to a clamour from the usual suspects who campaigned against the Labour Party for years for this “injustice” to be righted. Save your energy because the mantle of martyrdom does not rest easily on the shoulders of this “Labour […]

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The Eagle On London

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

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | 788 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | 30 comments

The Poppy stands for Peace

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

Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

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

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | 4 comments