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The Skibbereen Eagle and the Czar of Russia

The Skibbereen Eagle was a small paper from a very small town in West Cork, Ireland. Once it warned the Czar of Russia who ignored it. Some years later he was out of a...

New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year marks the 256th year the Green is paraded in New York City, a Parade and a celebration which is older than the United States of America. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is...

The Real St. Patrick

On Saturday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe will observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international...

TubeMapper captures images of The Underground

An urban photographer is making his way around the capital on a mission to take amazing pictures of every station in London. Graphic designer Luke Agbaimoni has so-far snapped incredible images of “visual memories”...

Women on the Buses

Tomorrow 8th March is International Women’s Day and a good day to reflect on how far we have come in gender equality and how far we have to go. International Women’s Day is a...

Roger Bannister’s last mile

Farewell to the great Sir Roger Bannister, athlete, physician and humanitarian who has died in Oxford surrounded by his family ‘who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them.’ In 1954...

Remembering Suze Rotolo

  Suze Rotolo died prematurely from Lung Cancer at the age of 67 in New York City on this day in 2011. The principled daughter of two American Communists she inspired Bob Dylan’s radicalism...

More Irish than the Irish themselves

Edward III had a problem in 1366, English power and influence in Ireland and the reach of the Crown was being eroded by the Anglo-Norman aristocracy and officials becoming “More Irish than the Irish...

Bologna La Grassa

We have just come back from a very good value package in this fascinating city. It may not be as high profile as other Italian cities, but Bologna rivals most for culture and cuisine....

The Eagle on London

Women on the Buses

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Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

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Happy 155th Birthday to The Tube

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No Pants Day 2018 on The Tube

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The Eagle on Ireland

The Real St. Patrick

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More Irish than the Irish themselves

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Dublin’s Saint Valentine

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West Cork’s singing Ambassadors

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