Istanbul’s unique Tünel underground railway

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in latest | one comment

When Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror captured Byzantium in 1453 the Ottoman Empire and its throne, known as the Sublime Porte, became heirs not only to the Byzantine and Eastern Roman Empire, but also a rich Greco-Latin and Judeo-Christian culture in Anatolia and in the tradition of that Empire different religious communities lived side by side, […]

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Buzz off to BuzzRail at Leighton Buzzard

Posted on May 24, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Buzz off to BuzzRail at Leighton Buzzard

If you want to go somewhere different this Bank Holiday why not Buzz Off to BuzzRail – As well as a good day out you might glimpse a Hollywood Superstar. John Travolta visited Leighton Buzzard narrow gauge railway in 2013 to take his son Benjamin for a train ride. Staff at the railway said the […]

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Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Posted on May 20, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

One of the most attractive preserved lines in England follows the edge of the Chiltern Escarpment and the historic Ridgeway Path from near Princes Risborough past Bledlow to Chinnor. It captures the Railway Children atmosphere of a sleepy country branch line with a loving reconstructed GWR station at Chinnor. GWR stood for Great Western Railway but […]

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Flying high at Duxford

Posted on May 9, 2014 in latest | 2 comments

Off on a cold January day to the former Duxford Aerodrome, once one of the 67 airbases built for US bombers in the UK in the dark days of World War II when Britain stood alone against the Nazis. Before that it was also an important base in WW1 and today it is part of […]

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The new friendly Ryanair

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in Business | 2 comments

The Skibbereen Eagle is proud to repost J Lockey’s letter he recently sent to the New re-branded Friendly Ryanair. The Eagle, as you would expect, is very supportive of fellow flyers! Posted to Ryan Air 24th April 2014 Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing for the attention of your customer experience team. I am definitely a […]

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Shannon Airport – Gateway to the West of Ireland and the Atlantic

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on Shannon Airport – Gateway to the West of Ireland and the Atlantic

The recent trip to Shannon was a reminder of the importance of this most westerly airport in Europe in the development of transatlantic aviation and its importance as a catalyst to development in the Mid-West region of Ireland. Shannon Airport is enjoying something of a boom with new transatlantic operators and Ryanair serving 30 destinations […]

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Chicago, Chicago, a Kangaroo Court kinda town

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Chicago, Chicago, a Kangaroo Court kinda town

I first visited Chicago in 1981 and I remember my excitement at going to a Chicago Transit station to take a train on the EL, the elevated railway which circles the downtown Chicago business district and gives it its name, The Loop. I need not have got so excited for the stations were crudely built […]

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Getting Dawlish and Britain’s Railways back on track

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 in latest | one comment

The railway line at Dawlish in Devon, which was heavily damaged by the recent storms reopened today. Congratulations to  Network Rail on getting the Dawlish Line reopened in difficult conditions demonstrating what state owned railway company can do. The South-West was left cut off to trains following the damage caused by bad weather. The track […]

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Euston we have a problem

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Architecture | Comments Off on Euston we have a problem

  The Eagle has long supported the campaign to rebuild the Euston Arch as part of the reconstruction of Euston Station, the first great gateway station to London on the line built by Robert Stephenson, the “Father of the Railway” whose statue is in front of the station. The demolition of the Euston Arch along […]

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The Great British Rail Rip Off (cont)

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in latest | 391 comments

The Eagle for many years has highlighted that the Customer still does not exist when it comes to Rail Travel in the UK which mile-for-mile is the most expensive in the world. Customers have been hit by a draconian Penalty Fares Regime, above inflation fare increases, less choice and barriers when they need to get […]

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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

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Millicent Fawcett

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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!