Wedding of the Year announced

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Wedding of the Year announced

It’s not all gloom and doom this morning, you know! Love and hope springs eternal as the Wedding of the Year is announced! It would be a hard person who was not reduced to hysterical laughter at probably the most passionate affair since Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy! Looking forward to all the intrusive Paparazzi […]

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Hypatia – A women murdered by Christian fanatics

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Hypatia – A women murdered by Christian fanatics

“Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.” — Greek philosopher and teacher Hypatia of […]

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No justice for Kirsty MacColl

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on No justice for Kirsty MacColl

  It is 15 years ago today that Kirsty MacColl was lost to music, to her family and to the world. She was killed by a speedboat owned by one of Mexico’s richest men. What has happened since shows that the corrupt State of Mexico is simply not to be trusted, not by its own […]

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We are all Jews here

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on We are all Jews here

On the last night of Hanukkah it is good to remind ourselves of our shared humanity. In a world where people and debate are often defined by labels and a narrow sectarianism pervades political debate let us instead look at the example of a  U.S. soldier has been honoured for saving around 200 Jewish prisoners […]

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Kristallnacht – the night of broken glass

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Kristallnacht – the night of broken glass

Tonight, we remember Kristallnacht which took place on the night of the 9-10 November 1938. In October 1938, the Nazis ordered the expulsion from Germany of Jews who had been born in Poland; they were forced across the border in horrific conditions. Herschel Grynszpan  a 17-year-old ethnically Polish Jew who had been living in France […]

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OXI Day — when the brave Greeks said ‘no’

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on OXI Day — when the brave Greeks said ‘no’

Today is Greece’s National Day “OXI Day.” It is the 75th Anniversary of when  the Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxa rejected Mussolini’s ultimatum and patriotic Greeks took to the streets with the cry of “Oxi” No! . The Greek’s defiance and bravery against overwhelming odds was an inspiration to the rest of Europe and ended […]

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Agincourt and St Crispin’s Day

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Agincourt and St Crispin’s Day

Six Hundred years ago today the battle of Agincourt was fought on a muddy field in northern France – St Crispin’s Day, October 25th 1415. Kings, princes, dukes and nobles abounded on either side. It became then and has remained ever since one of the most famous English victories. However, the history and the account […]

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Arab-looking man in garage makes a bomb

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Arab-looking man in garage makes a bomb

Omar Ghabra won Twitter with these photos, and this quip: “An Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in a garage w/his accomplice building what appears to be a bomb. Arrest them.” The tweet was a response to the story everyone’s outraged about: Ahmed Mohamed, the kid in Texas whose wonderful homemade clock sparked a racist reply […]

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Tick, tock, it’s a clock!

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Tick, tock, it’s a clock!

On Monday, teachers at the Irving Independent School District in Irving, Texas, had police arrest a 14-year-old student named Ahmed Mohamed for bringing to school a simple electronic clock he had built as an engineering project. Police escorted Mohamed out of school in handcuffs — photos of the arrest show him wearing a NASA T-shirt […]

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Polish Blood

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Polish Blood

Today we remember the People and Nation of ‪‎Poland who were invaded on this day in 1939 by Fascist Germany and the Soviet Union on 17th September in a pre-arranged pact, worthy of the Czars, to wipe the Polish Nation from the map. By 1945, one third of Poles who had been alive in 1945 […]

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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

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Schools to Prison on the Tube

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Karl Marx

The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

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

The Boys of Kilmichael

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Boys of Kilmichael

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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