Big Tom and his Mammy

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in Ireland | 4 comments

Irish Country Music Legend “Big Tom” McBride died this week at the age of 81.  I always loved the fact that Big Tom McBride’s group was the “Mainliners” – More innocent times which his nostalgic music spoke to in the great Irish Showband tradition. Tom McBride was no musical genius but his nostalgic easy listening […]

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Farewell Nomzamo

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in latest | 2 comments

Farewell Nomzamo, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who endured the unendurable and for all her flaws bravely fought the good fight for Freedom and refused to bend to the will of the oppressor. South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first […]

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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

An estimated 1,500 people joined a protest outside Parliament on Monday evening to condemn Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “systematic failure” to deal with anti-Semitism. The turnout – which included a broad cross-section of the community and a large number of Labour MPs – came only 24 hours after news of the demonstration was announced by […]

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Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | 765 comments

Jeremy Corbyn had been blind to anti Semites in Labour for years which is why Jewish organisations are protesting publicly outside Parliament today. For comparison in cases of sexual harassment whose views do you listen to – The victims or the perpetrators? Of course there is also Jeremy’s long standing special friend Ken Livingstone who […]

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The Skibbereen Eagle and the Czar of Russia

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Ireland | 3 comments

The Skibbereen Eagle was a small paper from a very small town in West Cork, Ireland. Once it warned the Czar of Russia who ignored it. Some years later he was out of a job. The rest, as they say, is history! The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town […]

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New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year marks the 256th year the Green is paraded in New York City, a Parade and a celebration which is older than the United States of America. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. On this day, everyone is Irish in the Big Apple! New York City’s Saint […]

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The Real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Real St. Patrick

On Saturday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe will observe 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. And today at Twickenham in the […]

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TubeMapper captures images of The Underground

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on TubeMapper captures images of The Underground

An urban photographer is making his way around the capital on a mission to take amazing pictures of every station in London. Graphic designer Luke Agbaimoni has so-far snapped incredible images of “visual memories” at 200 Tube, rail and DLR stations. The father-of-one took on his “biggest ever project” Tube Mapper shortly after the birth […]

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Women on the Buses

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Women on the Buses

Tomorrow 8th March is International Women’s Day and a good day to reflect on how far we have come in gender equality and how far we have to go. International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. It has […]

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Roger Bannister’s last mile

Posted on Mar 4, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Roger Bannister’s last mile

Farewell to the great Sir Roger Bannister, athlete, physician and humanitarian who has died in Oxford surrounded by his family ‘who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them.’ In 1954 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford this junior doctor became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. He […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | 15 comments

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

The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

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

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

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!