Race the Subway in New York

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Race the Subway in New York

Two friends who became an online sensation after a video of them racing a London Tube went viral have attempted the same challenge on a New York subway train. James Heptonstall and Noel Carroll filmed their latest stunt last month, which sees Mr Heptonstall run the 410metres from Bowling Green station in Manhattan to Wall […]

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New York’s underwater Subway Cars

Posted on Jan 31, 2015 in latest | 2 comments

It’s not every day you see a series of photos clearly documenting someone with a front end loader pushing industrial waste directly into the ocean without any care of secrecy or stealth. Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document the unusual methods that New York City uses to dispose […]

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Making your Social Network Real

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Making your Social Network Real

We have heard a lot about hidden camera “social experiments” this past year. But what if we applied social network rules to our real life? Comedy. That’s what. Comedian Jena Kingsley decided to take social networking into real life, and the results of her ‘friend requests’ show just how awkward the whole idea of social […]

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Bono gets well screwed in New York

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Bono gets well screwed in New York

Fresh from the recording of the Band Aid 30 charity single in west London on November 15, 2014 Bono, the anointed one,  flew straight to New York. That was a BIG mistake. U2’s frontman was involved in a bike accident in Central Park, New York on Sunday and new details have emerged on the extent […]

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The catcalls of New York

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in latest | 2 comments

The actress who appeared in a video highlighting street harassment in New York City has received rape threats online, according to Hollaback, the organisation which commissioned the short film. The video, ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman’, was uploaded on Tuesday and has been viewed over a million times. Shoshana B Roberts […]

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The horses of Central Park

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in latest | 5 comments

Central Park is no stranger to horses from carriages to carousel to mounted patrols.  In the middle of a hyper bustling city they speak to natives and visitors alike of the history of this great City and in the context of the park connect them to nature and the role horses paid in the building […]

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Paddy’s Day in New York

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Paddy’s Day in New York

For the past two years I have been fortunate to have been in New York for The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebrations. I say fortunate because growing up in Ireland being Irish was taken for granted. Not so in New York. Go into a pub in Dublin and announce in a loud excited voice […]

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Irish Americans are not Plastic Paddies?

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in New York | Comments Off on Irish Americans are not Plastic Paddies?

I never thought I would live this long but for once I have found an article in the New York based Irish Central that I actually agree with. The Irish approach to their diaspora is “old fashioned and condescending” and needs updating, Notre Dame Professor Kevin Whelan told a panel at the Galway Arts Festival […]

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New York, New York – Part 1

Posted on May 12, 2013 in New York | 4 comments

Last year I returned from a remarkable and invigorating few days around St. Patrick’s Day (17th March for those who don’t know!) in what we must now consider the Big Green Apple. I had been in New York City four times before (lastly in 1984) but always connecting or briefly on visit and had never […]

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Knickers from New York

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in New York | one comment

There is much more to knickers than meets the eye! The name is an abbreviation of Diedrich Knickerbocker, a Dutch character in a popular play in New York towards the end of the C19 who wore the Dutch sleeved pantaloons which became known as Knickerbockers. The word entered common usage after this and has been […]

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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

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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!