Downhill for Vanessa Mae

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in latest | 3 comments

The violinist Vanessa Mae, who made her Olympic debut in Sochi this year at the age of 35, has been banned from competitive skiing for four years for fixing races. An International Ski Federation hearing panel “found to its comfortable satisfaction that the results of the four ladies giant slalom races that took place on […]

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Bin Laden killer named as Irish American Rob O’Neill

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Bin Laden killer named as Irish American Rob O’Neill

There are still many questions surrounding the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden by US Navy Seal Team Six. Not least of these questions is what an unarmed Bin Laden needed to do to surrender or be taken alive? The truth is having found Bin Laden the US decided to kill him. This […]

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Hero of Ottawa shooting is a proud Irish Canadian

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Hero of Ottawa shooting is a proud Irish Canadian

I share the shock of Canadians at the events in Ottawa last Wednesday October 22, 2014 when a gunman identified by police as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (born Michael Joseph Hall) fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a Canadian soldier on ceremonial guard duty at the Canadian National War Memorial. Ottawa the Federal Capital is the most relaxed […]

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Actor trades off acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin’s fame

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in latest | one comment

Amal  Ramzi Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… an actor.  Amal is an educated and successful Lebanese career woman who […]

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Ukraine and Syria – Can Barack Obama spot the difference?

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in latest | 2 comments

US President Barack Obama yesterday made a statement on America’s involvement in the fight against Isis in Iraq and Syria. He has outlined a broad expansion of the US military role in combating extremists, including a call for arming Syrian opposition forces and potentially launching airstrikes in both countries.  ‪‎Syria is sovereign nation with recognised […]

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Growing up in Gaza – My Occupation Flavoured Life

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Growing up in Gaza – My Occupation Flavoured Life

This is the testimony of Hazem, a 27 year old living as best as anybody can in Gaza 1987 was the year of the first Intifada; it was also the year of my birth. I quickly became immune to things children should never be exposed to. A normal day for me could mean that Israeli […]

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The lies of Israel and the gullible of the Internet

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in latest | one comment

Much play is made by Israeli supporters on the internet (real ones and many fake ones) about their support for a blood curdling speech by Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu. http://vladtepesblog.com/2014/07/10/israeli-pm-binyamin-netanyahu-just-made-the-following-speech-in-front-of-the-knesset/ The “speech” is a complete hoax and in fairness to Bibi, the son of a leading Jewish racist academic who argued there were no such […]

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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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Happy 80th Birthday, Jane Goodall

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 in latest | 2 comments

On April 3, one week from today, Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-renowned chimpanzee expert and conservationist, will turn 80. In advance of this milestone birthday, we all have a chance to thank Goodall for her lifelong work on behalf of chimpanzees and other wildlife. Goodall’s long-term data from Gombe, Tanzania, on chimpanzee social ties, intelligence […]

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Keeping an Eye on Czar Vlad in Crimea

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Keeping an Eye on Czar Vlad in Crimea

The Skibbereen Eagle has been keeping its beady Eye on Czar Vlad Putin and his nefarious works in the Ukraine. Just as it is said by the Jesuits, once a Jesuit always a Jesuit many say once a KGB man always a KGB man. The Eagle is no fan of Vladimir Putin, who is a […]

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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!