Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

A Black Mirror advert takeover at a Northern Line Tube station has left commuters feeling unnerved. Cryptic adverts for the latest series of the Netflix show which include the slogan “the worst is yet to come” have been plastered across Old Street station. The “dystopian” and “heroically subversive” billboards are adverts for series four of […]

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Meghan Markle Sparkle

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in latest | Comments Off on Meghan Markle Sparkle

The Skibbereen Eagle is no royal sycophant but we thought we would use the dreadful headline before those strangest of creatures, the “Royal Correspondents” do. Seriously, there are many people out there who do admire Meghan Markle a successful actor and UN Women’s Ambassador for taking on a 33 year old unemployed former soldier with […]

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King’s Cross Tube Disaster

Posted on Nov 18, 2017 in latest | Comments Off on King’s Cross Tube Disaster

There was a very moving wreath laying and Service of Remembrance today to mark the 30th anniversary of King’s Cross fire and the death of 31 people. Relatives of those killed in the King’s Cross fire have took part in an emotional service to mark 30 years since the devastating blaze. Survivors and emergency services […]

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Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | Comments Off on Crush on The Tube

Many have experienced a crush on the London Underground with over four million passenger journeys on the system at weekdays, more than on the entire National Rail system. But this time it is different. The Tube can be a cramped, sweaty and unpleasant place, especially when you’re heading to work on a Friday morning but […]

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Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | 22 comments

  On this day in 1946 Freddie Mercury, was born: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs. Happy Birthday! British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with HIV/AIDS. He was 45-years-old.  Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara – Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ્સારા). He is still […]

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Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | Comments Off on Green Lanes on The Tube

London Underground hopes to keep people moving at King’s Cross tube station with new markings on the platform floor – but not everyone’s convinced The Tube has a new idea to keep London Underground passengers in line: painting platforms green. Last month, London Underground  laid down patches of bright green vinyl on the platform for […]

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Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | Comments Off on Trivago’s Tube takeover

The Trivago woman is everywhere on The Tube. She has a blue shirt and stands to the left. She has ideal hotels. At the best prices. She wants you to know about them. But that’s not all she wants. She wants you to know that wherever you’re going, she’ll be there. Arms to the side. […]

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The Tube is not a Cafe

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in latest | Comments Off on The Tube is not a Cafe

A proposed ban on smelly food on New York’s subway has sparked calls among London’s commuters for similar action on the Underground. NYC’s transport boss Joe Lhota has prompted debate in the Big Apple by suggesting a clampdown on hot foods on the subway, after being subjected to a fellow passenger’s spilt Chinese takeaway. Disgusting […]

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No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | Comments Off on No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

London Underground staff have been told to ditch the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” in a bid to go gender-neutral. Instead, staff should use inclusive greetings like “good morning everyone” to make passengers feel more welcome. The decision comes after various activists, including LGBT charity Stonewall, campaigned for the change for months, claiming that although “ladies […]

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Underground Anxiety

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | one comment

For some London commuters, riding the Underground is a tedious part of the daily grind. For riders with claustrophobia or anxiety disorders, it can be a source of dread. Now a new London Underground map has been launched to help passengers suffering from claustrophobia or anxiety. The new design highlights routes commuters can take to […]

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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 | 765 comments

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!