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General Michael Collins

  Béal na mBláth is one of the most portentous sites in Irish history. It was here 95 years ago on this day on 22 August 1922 that General Michael Collins, commander-in-chief of the...

The Boat which Rocked

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lasting impact it has had on the airwaves. Frustrated by how the BBC wasn’t moving with the times, unlicensed stations such...

Nazis in America

Only 8 months into the Trump Presidency we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazis are in streets of an American city. Seems about right. *50 yrs ago* “Nazis are bad.” *10...

Get your kicks on the Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way has been named as one of the world’s ultimate road trips. The route is listed in the Lonely Planet’s ’50 Epic Drives of the World’. It joins the ranks of...

Free the All American Murderers?

A “disgusting” online fundraiser for murderers Molly and Thomas Martens has sparked a furious backlash. Ms Martens and her father were convicted on Wednesday of the second degree murder of her husband, Irish businessman...

Happy Birthday Tony Bennett

Happy 91st Birthday to Anthony Dominick Benedetto, a great American and proud son of Astoria, Queens, New York who marched with MLK and has been a tireless fighter for equal rights. Born and raised...

Kevin Myers Foot and Mouth Disease

I had the misfortune to buy the Irish edition of the Sunday Times today. It contained no property section (“Golly gosh, they have fled the nest and we are left with an unheatable, unmaintainable...

Irish War Hero Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

Prince Harry formally named a new medical centre in Britain in honour of Irish Second World War hero Dr Aidan MacCarthy. Born in Castletownbere, West Cork in 1913, Aidan MacCarthy graduated in medicine from...

Doctor BIFFO

I have always respected Edward Walsh never more so than when he criticises Brian Cowen’s sham BIFFO Doctorate from brownnosing University College Dublin. Edward Walsh was a true innovator and talented academic whose efforts...

The Eagle on London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

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Underground Anxiety

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Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

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Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

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The Eagle on Ireland

Get your kicks on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Free the All American Murderers?

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Kevin Myers Foot and Mouth Disease

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Irish War Hero Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

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