#LetsMove with POTUS

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on #LetsMove with POTUS

Many look upon Barack Obama as a mover and shaker but are not so sure about his Irish-American VEEP, Joe Biden. Now they have shared their White House workout routine from the Oval Office, down the corridor past Bo, outside through the covered walkway and… back to work. No, you’re not dreaming. Barack Obama and […]

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Chicken in Kiev

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Chicken in Kiev

The past few weeks have got  nasty in the Sovietski Republic of Ukraine – This great people deserve better than the stupidity of Dictatorship and have stood up bravely against might and brute force for their rights and to be part of Europe.  In this high stakes game of chicken the centre of Kiev has […]

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Happy Birthday dear Pariah!

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in latest | one comment

  The deafening silences you can hear today are the lack of celebrations for Robert Mugabe’s  Birthday as the  Old Boy turns 90. Like Nelson Mandela, he was a black revolutionary, a prisoner turned president who avowed racial reconciliation and became a darling of the west. Like Mandela, he lost his father around the age […]

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Pepsi Pooh

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in Food | Comments Off on Pepsi Pooh

Pepsi was originally developed as a supposed cure for a stomach ailment Dyspepsia  and like Coca Cola was originally pedalled at a time when public health and nutrition was poor, water and milk were unreliable and there was a fad for elixirs, laxatives and “stomach cures” as a way of improving health and well being. […]

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Charlie keeps the British end up

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Charlie keeps the British end up

  Prince Charles (Aged 65¼) has a difficult gig at the best of times, keeping busy whilst waiting for One’s Mummy to pop one’s clogs. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the Emir of Qatar and Belgium’s King Albert II have all stepped down for their children but no such luck for Charlie who must keep […]

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Comandante Chavez

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in Obits | Comments Off on Comandante Chavez

  The death of Hugo Chavez, the vanguard of what he called “21st Century Socialism”, sends ripples not just through the Venezuelan people, but across Latin America and beyond. In particular, the impact of his loss will be felt most keenly in Cuba, Bolivia and Ecuador, his closest allies in the region.   I am […]

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Neil Armstrong – The Eagle has landed

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in Obits | 2 comments

Neil Armstrong, the US astronaut whose grainy image on television transfixed the world on 20 July, 1969 as he climbed down nine steps  from the tiny lunar module and became the first human to set foot on the Moon, has died at the age of 82, of complications from heart surgery.  The Moon landing had […]

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The Knights of Malta.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Knights of Malta.

When I was in Malta on the 7th February 2008 I noticed flags were flown at half mast including many flags displaying the Maltese Cross, the eight pointed flag of the Order of the Knights of Malta. I later found out that the flags were lowered in honour of Fra’ Andrew Bertie, a descendant of […]

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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