The Luck of The Donald

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The unPresidential Donald the Unready appears not to have the luck of the Irish on his side having wound up the Green and Friendly People in the run up to their National Festival of St. Patrick’s Day. Not only has he put a four leaf clover rather than a Shamrock  on the back of his […]

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Stay positive North Korea!

Posted on Jan 8, 2016 in latest | no responses

This was the message from Americans in Los Angeles when asked a “positive” question about North Korea’s hydrogen bomb for the Jimmy Kimmel show on the ABC Network. Just shows how much the Spice Girls have to answer for in pushing positivity – several interviewees congratulated North Korea on “making their dreams come through!” You’d […]

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Happy 70th birthday to the United Nations

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 in latest | no responses

  Iconic landmarks across the world have turned blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. The UN’s HQ in New York, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Uluru and the Great Wall of China were among the monuments lit up in celebration. Indeed the founding of the UN was of some personal interest as for […]

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Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in latest | no responses

Here are five images that Americans online have shared in big numbers, in reaction to the video of a shooting of a black man by a white police officer.  The South Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man Saturday is being charged with murder, officials announced today. video shows North Charleston, SC, […]

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No Duty Free for Barack at Vladivostok

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in latest | no responses

A new front has been opened in Russia’s conflict with the West – the duty free shop. This sign was spotted this weekend at Vladivostok Airport, eastern Russia, by writer Michael Idov and posted on Instagram. WTF. This is not some handmade sign – it's installed in the international zone of the Vladivostok… — […]

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Sex workers speak for themselves

Posted on Apr 3, 2015 in latest | no responses

What kind of people are sex workers? In Australia, hundreds of them are telling the world about themselves using social media. There is probably no more patronised group than sex workers who are spoken about in the most condescending terms as “damaged people” or labelled with the “human trafficking” label, often without a shred of evidence. […]

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Breaking news: Saudi tyranny invades Yemen to save dictatorship

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in latest | no responses

Saudi Arabia invades its neighbour Yemen in force to “defend the legitimate government” of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Yeah, so legitimate he was sole candidate in the presidential election that was held in February 2012 and received 99.8% of the “votes” cast? Still, that is a lot more legitimate than the Saudi Family tyranny. Reuters: […]

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International Women’s Day – Jane Goodall

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in latest | no responses

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem The Skibbereen Eagle marks International Women’s Day with this tribute to Jane Goodall who has changed the way we think about ourselves as humans […]

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Selma – Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

Posted on Mar 8, 2015 in latest | no responses

President Obama, speaking Saturday at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, placed Selma in the pantheon of historical sites alongside Concord, Gettysburg and Kitty Hawk. Then Obama, joined by his wife Michelle and their daughters, walked hand-in-hand with one of the original Selma marchers, Rep. John, Lewis, D-Ga., across the 1,200-foot-long, steel-and-concrete bridge where […]

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Maya Angelou reads Rachel Corrie

Posted on Feb 15, 2015 in latest | no responses

Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by the family of Rachel Corrie – the US activist who was crushed to death by a military bulldozer in Gaza 12 years ago – which had sought to hold Israel liable for her death. The ruling, which followed a high-profile hearing before Israel’s top court last year, […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy 155th Birthday to The Tube

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

No Pants Day 2018 on The Tube

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in latest | no responses

Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in latest | no responses

Meghan Markle Sparkle

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

West Cork’s singing Ambassadors

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Ann Lovett’s Death in Granard

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

William Butler Yeats Remembered

Posted on Jan 28, 2018 in Ireland | no responses