Ireland of the Gombeens

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Ireland | 2 comments

    Let us consider the incredible world of the McMahon Tribunal. 10 years and 300 M Euros mostly paid to legal fat cats to find out what we knew already? That Politics (and Law and Banking and …..) and Politicians in Ireland is systemically corrupt. Time to take the Italian approach of throwing them […]

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Steve Biko – Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 in Music | Comments Off on Steve Biko – Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika

Today we remember Steve Biko – murdered 34 years ago by a white racist regime which was then supported by all the “Freedom Loving Democracies.” The power of his life still resonates. The former medical student and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement is considered by many to be a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement. […]

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Mr and Mrs Queen visit Ireland

Posted on May 17, 2011 in Ireland | one comment

The Queen of England starts her historic trip to the Republic of Ireland today and becomes the first British monarch to make the visit in 100 years. Relations between Britain and Ireland were transformed by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 which began to heal some of the divisions after centuries of distrust. The Eagle […]

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Elections 5th May – The fightback begins

Posted on May 4, 2011 in Politics | 2 comments

After two weeks pounding the mean and not so mean streets of Aylesbury where District & Town Council elections take place tomorrow the fear of cutbacks to services people value is palpable, the fear voters have for their ability to earn a living and for their children’s potential being realised is obvious. For since WWII […]

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My Blog Awards

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 in Architecture | 5 comments

DaithaiC in all too typical pose Blogging is often seen as a lonely furrow but I don’t know how. Through the excellent London Blogger’s Meetup I have met many of my contemporaries at the edge of Citizen Journalism and not met a lonely soul amongst them. People often ask how do you find the time. […]

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Captain SKA – Liar Liar

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 in Politics | Comments Off on Captain SKA – Liar Liar

Dark days have arrived in Britain. The coalition government and their toxic flotilla of cuts are ruthlessly hacking away jobs, damaging vulnerable lives and chipping away at the very fabric of our society. We cannot afford to stand by and let this country sail towards a future of inequality. Fear Not! Captain SKA and his […]

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I never voted Tory before ……

Posted on May 13, 2010 in Politics | one comment

New ConDem Cabinet – 23 Millionaires, 23 White, 0 Black, 1 Asian, 26 Men, 4 Women. 70% went to Oxbridge…. Can they really afford a 5% pay cut – the rest of us can’t!

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ConDemNation

Posted on May 11, 2010 in Politics | one comment

Farewell to Gordon Brown a decent man never seduced by the trappings of office. We now have the novel ConDemNation headed by a LibCon coalition of opportunism – time will tell how this will fare but at the next election the LibDems will cease to exist – people will never vote Liberal to get Conservative […]

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Forgive us for the Tories!

Posted on May 6, 2010 in Politics | 2 comments

The Tory Party: defending the rich and attacking the poor since 1678. Put please forgive us Irish for we are responsible for them – even the term Tory comes from the Gaelic word for a Highwayman or Robber! The word derives from the Middle Irish word tóraiche; modern Irish tóraí: outlaw, robber, from the Irish […]

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Britain must not journey back to the past on May 6th

Posted on May 5, 2010 in Politics | Comments Off on Britain must not journey back to the past on May 6th

There has been much negative campaigning in the British General Election and playing the blame game on the past. Politics is a bit like running a restaurant – because people can cook their one dish they then think they can run their own place. However as many have found out reality is a harsh teacher. […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Good old Guy Fawkes!

Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

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The murder of Canon Magner

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murder of Canon Magner

The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on John Fitzgerald Kennedy