United Airlines drops into Shannon

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

Shannon Airport’s importance to North Atlantic aviation was illustrated again when United Airlines flight UA-880 made an emergency landing there in the early hours yesterday.  Sixteen people have been injured after a Heathrow-bound passenger jet hit severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing. Passengers on the United Airlines flight from Houston, Texas, […]

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Bike rage in London

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in latest | no responses

Driving in Central London can be a hazardous occupation, particularly if you experience Bike rage. There are many on the road who drive badly and the selfishness and self obsession that they have in their own lives spills over even though they are sharing public space. So there is “Company Car Man” who no matter […]

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A steamy day with a Flying Scotsman

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Britain | no responses

Flying Scotsman was Britain’s most famous locomotive in the country which gave the world railways. This iconic piece of industrial history was nearly lost to the country ending up in America and Australia at one stage. But the future of this wonderful symbol of the steam age is now secure. The engine was bought for […]

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Irish owned jet crashes in Sinai

Posted on Oct 31, 2015 in Ireland | no responses

The passenger jet that crashed shortly after take-off in Sinai, Egypt today was registered and owned in Ireland. The Metrojet Airbus A321-200 (registration EI-ETJ) is listed in the Irish Aviation Authority’s (IAA) Register of Aircraft as being owned Wilmington Trust SP Services Dublin Ltd with offices in the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at George’s […]

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I’m Air Koryo, fly me?

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in latest | no responses

There are not too many choices in flying into the No Choice Democratic (sic) Republic of Korea or North Korea as it’s known in the rest of the world. There is a choice of Air Koryo or Air Koryo. With such stiff competition for the fourth year in a row, North Korean airline Air Koryo […]

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Lusitania Centenary

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Ireland | no responses

The recent wonderful meeting of Cunard’s “Three Queens” in the line’s spiritual home of Liverpool recalls memories of the greatest disaster to hit the Cunard Line 100 years ago. It was a man made tragedy which changed the course of World War 1 but more importantly the nature of warfare. In an act which was […]

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Mad British Railways – Greater Anglia

Posted on May 27, 2015 in latest | no responses

There are many arguments against the Mad Hatter world of British Railways – Privatised when John Major and the Conservatives had their “Thomas the Tank Engine” moment in 1993. All the Network synergies were destroyed, assets such as the hotels, ferries and engineering were sold off and Railtrack set up as one of the more […]

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Southwark’s Ghost Station rediscovered

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 in latest | no responses

The remains of a ‘ghost station’ have been discovered by engineers working on a £6.5 billion rail project in south London. Southwark Park station, which served rail passengers from 1902 to 1915, was found perched on a viaduct above Rotherhithe New Road, in Bermondsey. It was closed along with Bermondsey Spa Road as a result […]

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World’s Largest aircraft at Shannon Airport

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 in Ireland | no responses

The world’s largest aircraft is at Ireland’s Shannon Airport today. The Antonov 225 landed in the early hours of this morning for a 20-hour rest stop. The Antonov An-225 Mriya has departed Bangor for Shannon. ETA 3:30am local time. http://t.co/ETqDYkW0CZ pic.twitter.com/V9BSh7Wuwx — Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) April 11, 2015 Welcome Antonov An-225 Mriya. #antonovSNN pic.twitter.com/KtQJctHqkB — Shannon […]

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The future of the Caledonian Sleeper

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in latest | no responses

Peter Strachan, new managing director of the Caledonian Sleeper, joins The Scotsman’s transport correspondent Alastair Dalton to discuss future plans for the train service. For the first time in its history the Caledonian Sleeper will run as a standalone operation when new operator Serco take over next week. The Scottish Government had previously called for […]

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The Eagle On London

George Osborne the influence peddler

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

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

The Eagle on Ireland

The Galway Girls

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Flying to Donegal

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Arson around West Cork

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Driving the famous Ring of Kerry

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses