Labour Party Anti-Semitism Failure

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 in latest | 9 comments

So Labour will now go after a Jewish MP, whose family died in the Holocaust, for highlighting Anti-Semitism in Labour at the highest levels. This is a total and utter disgrace. Margaret Hodge has been a magnificent, fearless and convincing ambassador for Labour, warning about public concern about immigration long before her party; changing BNP […]

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Bastille Day and the revolting Irish

Posted on Jul 14, 2018 in Ireland | 2 comments

Today, Bastille Day 14th July 2018, is the 229th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille Prison in France. It is hard to recall the French Revolution without thinking of the response of the Chinese Premier Chou En Lai, who when asked what he thought was its impact answered “It is too early to tell!” When […]

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Brexit Swansong

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on Brexit Swansong

So lazy David Davis having engaged in lazy Brexit fantasies has delivered absolutely nothing including not a SINGLE Trade Agreement knows the game is up and resigns at 11.30 on a Sunday night. In a stunning move which rocked Westminster, the Conservative big-hitter said he had become “a reluctant conscript” to the Prime Minister’s Brexit […]

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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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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

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

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | 788 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

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!

The real Saint Patrick

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

Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | 30 comments