Once again needed to do an update for Android SDK in Eclipse…. then Eclipse wouldnt start saying the ADT needed updating… couldn’t remember how… thankfully Stackoverflow to the rescue….
For some reason ADT (Eclipse) won't pick up on the fact that it does in fact need to be updated. Since the built in tools for updating are failing you you'll have to work around them. On the Help menu instead of selecting Check for Updates instead pick Install New Software (so Help > Install New Software).
On the Available Software screen in the Work With dropdown provide:
https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ if it's not already available. You should see a list of options including Developer Tools. Check everything that you want to update. In the list of checkboxes below uncheck "Contact all update sites during install to find required software."