Long Live Freedom!

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 in latest | no responses

  Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst were guillotined by the Nazis in Munich 74 years ago today for bravely opposing the Fascist Tyranny. Named after a Spanish novel (Rosa Blanco). The Group coordinated efforts on Campus for Civil Rights and Opposition to Nazi policies. Among their efforts on campus were weekly discussion groups, […]

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The murder of Patrice Lumumba

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 in latest | one comment

  56 years ago, the first democratically elected leader of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, was assassinated on the orders of Belgium and the United States. Lumumba’s pan-Africanism and his vision of a united Congo gained him many enemies. Both Belgium and the United States actively sought to have him killed. The CIA ordered his assassination […]

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Lord Snowdon

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon and son of Anne Messel (later Anne Parsons, Countess of Rosse) of Birr Castle, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland who with John Betjeman was a founder of the Victorian Society. A Polio victim in his youth, among his many other accomplishments he was a fearless campaigner for the […]

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Farewell Peter Sarstedt

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 in latest | no responses

Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for the song Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) which reflected the jaded zeitgeist  at the end of the sixties, has died at the age of 75. The song topped the UK singles charts in February 1969 and remained number one for four weeks. It was also number one […]

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George Michael

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 in latest | no responses

“For illustrious men have the whole earth for their tomb.” Pericles’ RIP Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou Like a warrior that fights And wins the battle I know the taste of victory Though I went through some nights Consumed by shadows I was crippled emotionally Remembering #GeorgeMichael in milestones https://t.co/0vAj8BvKQ7 pic.twitter.com/4SlYwi044O — USA TODAY Multimedia (@usatodayvideo) December […]

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Freddie Mercury – 25 Years

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 in latest | no responses

It seems not long ago but it was in fact 25 years ago on this day that the world lost a great musician, performer and cultural icon, Freddie Mercury lead singer of Queen, British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with […]

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So Long Leonard Cohen

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in latest | no responses

So long Leonard Cohen – Poet, Balladeer, part of our lives and a great and honest witness to the human condition. Who knows, if he had played the harmonica more he might have received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Baruch dayan emet. The Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82. The […]

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Steve Biko

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in latest | no responses

  Steve Biko died at the age of 31 while in police custody at the Walmer Police Station, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape on 12th September 1977  – he was murdered 39 years ago by a white racist regime which was then supported by all the “Freedom Loving Democracies.” The power of his life still resonates. […]

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Tom Kettle Centenary

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

The 100th Anniversary of the death of the Poet, Politician and Barrister, Tom Kettle was remembered last Friday in a moving ceremony at his memorial in Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Thomas Michael Kettle was born in 1880 in County Dublin. At University College Dublin (UCD) in 1897, he was a politically active student with aspirations for […]

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Duke of Westminster dies

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in latest | no responses

It may surprise you that the Skibbereen Eagle laments the death at the relatively  early age of 64 of Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster. The Duke was a complex and interesting man, Irish by birth and upbringing and he was passionate about helping those less fortunate than him, working for many years with […]

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The Eagle On London

Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in latest | no responses

Apple ringtone on the Tube

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Stand up for the real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Luck of The Donald

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Dublin | Comments Off on Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough