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John Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country's flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post and Prime Time. He is now part-owner of Communicate Ireland.
John Whelan believes we need a new Charlie Haughey to save the bogs in Laois

Wired with Whelan: Bord na Móna can sod off if they have nothing better...

Ho ro the rattlin’ bog The bog down in the valley-o And in that bog There was a… We are Bogmen! That includes you too girls, just...

Wired with Whelan: There is no Hollywood ending in sight for Portlaoise Hospital

Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true? Or is it something worse. (The River, Bruce Springsteen) We mightn’t like what she is saying but...

Wired with Whelan: Laois could be the next Iceland

Laois could be the next Iceland Lovely Laois, I hear you calling In my dreams I hear you say Come back home to dear old Ireland Lovely Laois,...

Wired with Whelan: Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye in the Town I have loved...

In my memory I will always see The town that I have loved so well (Phil Coulter) I went to a play in the Dunamaise Arts Centre...
Our man John Whelan feels that the Eletric Picnic could be in decline

Wired with Whelan: The Picnic is the best thing since sliced bread … but...

A 747 for Jackson Browne, They had to build a special runway just to get him down. Before the Chieftains could start to play, Seven creamy pints...

Wired with Whelan: Make a mother’s day of it every day … not just...

A mother’s love’s a blessing No matter where you roam Keep her while she’s living You’ll miss her when she’s gone Love her as in childhood Through feeble, old...
John Whelan says that Enda Kenny gave Donald Trump a right kicking on immigration on St Patrick's Day

Wired with Whelan: Stop bitching about Paddy’s Day – the world is green…with envy

St Patrick was a gentleman he came from dacent people He built a church in Dublin Town and on in put a steeple His father was...
A young looking John Whelan with some of the Rainbow People in the Slieve Bloom mountains in 1993

Wired with Whelan: More like 40 shades of grey than 40 shades of green

I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Dunardee I miss the river...

Wired with Whelan: There is no such thing as free travel …

Are ye right there, Michael? Are ye right? Do you think that you can get the fire to light? (Percy French – 1902) There is...
Ciaran Treacy died after the car he was in was hit by a drunk driver in April 2014

Wired with Whelan: It’s way past time to call time on drink driving

Those were the days my friend We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose… Sundays. As a...

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