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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Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

The number of British nationals applying to become Irish citizens has grown massively in the wake of the Brexit referendum as Ireland welcomed 450 new citizens in a ceremony at the National Concert Hall today. Britons who qualify through Irish heritage have already been applying for passports in large numbers. Now, statistics from the Irish […]

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Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | Comments Off on Wish you were here at Heuston Station

This is the moment a crowd at Dublin’s Heuston railway station broke into song for World Suicide Prevention Day  – and it’ll bring a tear to your eye. Train passengers at Heuston station were stopped in their tracks as an unexpected sight greeted them – dozens of people breaking into a heartening rendition of Pink […]

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MayBot at large in Africa

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on MayBot at large in Africa

Shame on the person who slipped Theresa May  a Baileys in South Africa and made her dance. Be careful, two Baileys and naughty Theresa will start running through fields of wheat! Trade with sub-Saharan Africa – 1.5%. Trade with EU – 45% Theresa May is carrying out cheap stunts on the other side of the […]

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John McCain flawed American Hero

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on John McCain flawed American Hero

Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81 at his ranch in Arizona. Mr McCain died on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his family, a statement from his office said. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and had been undergoing medical treatment. […]

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Cork the Real Ireland

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Cork the Real Ireland

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland in Cork City on our doorstep.  Since moving to West Cork I have got to know and love Cork City. Love it for its human scale, dynamic youth culture, independent retailers, great bars, theatre and music. Situated on islands […]

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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

A mocked-up Tube map showing how life can lead from school to prison has been put on underground trains this morning as children made their way to pick up their GCSEs. A group of south London students have used the London Underground to make a powerful and subversive statement about exclusions on GCSE results day. […]

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Remembering Peterloo after 199 years

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Remembering Peterloo after 199 years

  Today 16th August marks the 199th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre at St Peters Field in Manchester. As once again in Britain workers rights and their ability to organise and strike are being attacked we should remember Peterloo, one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history it is a milestone in our hard fought […]

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George Stokes, Irish physicist and mathematician

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on George Stokes, Irish physicist and mathematician

George Stokes  was born on this day in Sligo in 1819. The Irish physicist and mathematician was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University from 1849 until his death in 1903.  George Gabriel Stokes is one of three great mathematicians associated with Ireland in the 19th century. If Boole translated classical logic into algebra, while […]

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Dan Breen: The shadowy Gunman

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Dan Breen: The shadowy Gunman

One of the most famous fighters in the fight for Irish freedom, Dan Breen was born on this day in Grange, Donohill, Co Tipperary. He was an iconic IRA figure in both the War of Independence and also the Civil War. On 21st January 1919 under the leadership of Séamus Robinson his unit launched an […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Good old Guy Fawkes!

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

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Karl Marx

The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murder of Canon Magner

The Boys of Kilmichael

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Boys of Kilmichael

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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