Happy Independence Day

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 in latest | 2 comments

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 | 3 comments

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 | one comment

  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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Happy Birthday to the New York Subway!

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 in latest | one comment

Happy 111th Birthday today to the New York Subway, the railway which makes the Five Boroughs and especially the island of Manhattan possible! In fact on a typical weekday the population of the island of Manhattan almost doubles. The commuter adjusted population is 94.7% larger than the resident population, jumping from 1,600,00 to 3,100,00. Most […]

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Yogi Berra “it ain’t over”

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Yogi Berra “it ain’t over”

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The kindness of strangers

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in latest | one comment

Sometimes life stuns you with its random cruelty. But sometimes, just sometimes, it stuns you with the joy of random and unexpected acts of kindness. Firefighters from New Jersey, Tim Young and Paul Hullings had just ended a long 12 hour shift fighting a fire when they decided to go into Route 130 Diner in […]

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Racing Extinction at The Empire State

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Racing Extinction at The Empire State

There is no more iconic building than The Empire State building with its image of King Kong clinging to the side and its unused airship mooring mast at the top. Now it is a case of “Beauty killed the Beast” reprised as The Empire State Building’s famous light displays were used to draw attention to […]

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Headless Body in Topless Bar

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Headless Body in Topless Bar

Tabloid headlines are something of a low art form  there is one which sets the standard and is admired by Newspapers the world over, Vincent Musetto’s timeless, peerless, flawless “Headless Body in Topless Bar.” No wasted words; indeed, no verbs. A healthy dash of gallows humour, it’s cheeky, irreverent, wide-eyed, scurrilous, lurid. For contrast, consider […]

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Swedish Policing in New York

Posted on Apr 25, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Swedish Policing in New York

Four Swedish police officers vacationing in New York City were on the subway on Wednesday when a fight broke out. The train operator asked if there were any police riding who could help with the situation.  The Scandinavian patrolmen were very soothing and non-aggressive as they de-escalated the situation instead of escalating it, the way […]

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New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade – 254 years young

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 in latest | 5 comments

This year marks the 254th 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 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

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Millicent Fawcett

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!