Korea: Already destroyed by America

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming President, in a tour planned to “confront the North Korean threat”. The President has been applying pressure on his allies in the region to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea in the face of a series of missile tests conducted by […]

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Nazis in America

Posted on Aug 13, 2017 in latest | no responses

Only 8 months into the Trump Presidency we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazis are in streets of an American city. Seems about right. *50 yrs ago* “Nazis are bad.” *10 yrs ago* “Nazis are bad.” *Today* “Actually the 1st amendment…” Trump, if he’d been President when Nazi Germany invaded Poland: “We […]

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Happy Birthday Tony Bennett

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

Happy 91st Birthday to Anthony Dominick Benedetto, a great American and proud son of Astoria, Queens, New York who marched with MLK and has been a tireless fighter for equal rights. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on […]

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New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade – 255 years young

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in latest | no responses

This year marks the 255th 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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Fake Book Covers on The Tube?

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in latest | no responses

Thought you had run out of options for being anti-social on The Tube? Well, here is a new approach you can import from the New York Subway, read a fake book! Some people have been known to lie about reading certain books in order to make themselves look smart. But nobody pretends to read certain […]

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Madam President

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in latest | no responses

I wish I was able to vote for an exceptional and experienced candidate for 45th President of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton. One of only 27 women in a class of 200 at Yale Law School, who went to work for a Children’s charity when she qualified, was one of 3 women […]

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Imagine John Lennon’s Birthday

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 in latest | no responses

Imagine John Lennon , one of our greatest singer – songwriters and humanitarians, would have been 76 today.  His son Seán was born on John’s 35th birthday in 1975. Happy birthday to John and Seán Lennon. 35 years ago we lost a legend to cruel mindless violence. Since it was such a shocking moment in history, […]

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Happy Independence Day

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 in latest | no responses

Happy Independence Day on this 4th July to all The Skibbereen Eagle’s many American Friends and readers. It is worth while celebrating the day when the 13 Colonies rejected the tyranny of a British King and arbitrary rule without representation. It is worth while remembering the ideals of the Founding Father’s 240 years ago, their […]

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Brooklyn

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

As a member of that strange disparate grouping known as the Irish Diaspora John Crowley’s movie “Brooklyn” about a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s New York left me very moved. It is a movie made the way movies should be made, well crafted, well scripted, well acted with wonderful art and set […]

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Imagine if John Lennon was still here

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in latest | no responses

  35 years ago, we lost a legend. Today marks the anniversary of John Lennon’s passing. Since it was such a shocking moment in history, it’s easy to remember where we were and what we were doing at the exact moment the news broke. John Lennon died on this day in 1980 – He would […]

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The Eagle On London

Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses