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ULYSSES IN LAOIS by John Dunne

ULYSSES IN LAOIS by John Dunne Since it was first published in Paris in 1922, James Joyce’s Ulysses continues to have a curious sort of dual existence. On one hand, it is regularly proclaimed the Greatest Modernist Novel: on the other, it is one of the Most Unfinished Masterpieces of World Literature; year after year, […]

John Canon O’Hanlon – the man and his legacy by Teddy Fennelly

John Canon O’Hanlon (1821-1905) was an outstanding man of his generation.    His story is a marvellous one of a full life, well lived.   He was a man with a mission, in his search for knowledge and his sharing of it, in the spreading of the Christian message, and in his love for the country of […]

The cholera pandemic of 1832 – presented a similar threat to Ireland as Covid 19

The cholera pandemic of 1832  – presented a similar threat to Ireland as Covid 19 Teddy Fennelly tells the story Ireland is in almost complete shutdown in an all-out attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus, Covid 19. The worldwide range of the epidemic is unprecedented in modern times. We live in the […]

Oliver J. Flanagan by Michael Loughman

Oliver J. Flanagan was for many years a divisive, controversial and at times eccentric figure in Irish politics. He was amongst the longest-serving T.D.s in the history of the state serving continuously from 1943 until 1987 for the Laois-Offaly constituency and for most of this period he was a member of Fine Gael. During his […]

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