Air India 182

Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on Air India 182

Thirty four years ago an Air India plane was blown apart by a bomb just off the Irish coast of West Cork, as it flew from Toronto to Delhi via Montreal and London. All 329 on board died, making it the most deadly bomb attack ever on an airliner. For relatives – mostly Canadians of […]

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The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

  Midsummer 2019 is this Friday and is marked with a series of traditions and customs that can be traced back thousands of years. Astronomically, midsummer is the day of the summer solstice, or longest day, which usually falls on June 20 or 21 as it does this year but June 24 is the traditional […]

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Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

  Bloomsday, the day named after Leopold Bloom, the dapper central character in Ulysses, is being celebrated in James Joyce’s hometown of Dublin on Sunday 16th June 2019. That is the day in which Bloom took his meandering stroll through Dublin city in the literary classic, which is set on one day, June 16, 1904. […]

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My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

Happy Father’s day to My Old Man, Bernard Caldwell. He was a refugee at the age of 10 from the Blitz in Coventry in November 1940 when his family home and business were destroyed and over a thousand lives lost in one night. He spent the war in poverty in Tipperary Town in a cottage […]

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An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!

  On this May Day let us remember the contribution of the Revolting Irish and that the anthem of the International Labour Movement “The Red Flag” is really green! Indeed it was the Red and Green flags used in railway operations which inspired Irishman Jim Connell to pen “The Red Flag”, the anthem of the international […]

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May Day 1997 – Things got better

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on May Day 1997 – Things got better

22 years ago today it was all about things can only get better as Britain elected a Labour Government with a clear deliverable Manifesto which only promised what it could deliver and delivered what it promised. Labour promised things would get better and they did.  There was a Labour Landslide. On a swing of 8.8%, […]

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For St. George and Brexit England

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on For St. George and Brexit England

    Today April 23rd all manner of people urge us to celebrate St. George’s Day. A day in “honour” of an Asian from Cappadocia  who died defying authority in Palestine. He sounds just like the sort of person those (step forward those self appointed English Nationalists wrongly called UKIP / Bluekip or Brexit Party) […]

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Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield

  Mary O’Brien better known as Dusty Springfield was born on this day, 16th April 1939 in West Hampstead, London, England. Singer, musician & TV presenter. Died 2nd March 1999 in Henley-on-Thames, England, aged 59. “Dusty Day” is celebrated every year to remember the life of the great singer and a daughter of the Irish […]

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The real Saint Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The real Saint Patrick

Today Sunday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observed St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. But aside from drinking a lot of […]

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Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Irish Consent

A series of protests over sexual consent have been taking place in Ireland, a week after a man was acquitted of raping a 17-year-old in Cork. In the trial, the defence lawyer told the jury: “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.” The […]

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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