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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.

Wired with Whelan: We need the bottle to take on Coca Cola

Just a castaway An island lost at sea Another lonely day With no one here but me More loneliness Than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into...

Sadness at passing of well-known local politician Joe ‘Hesh’ McCormack

Joe 'The Hesh' McCormack who passed away at the weekend at the age of 84 was for years a living legend thanks to a...

Wired with Whelan: Ode to Jack L … the boy from Athy finally makes...

Oh life’s a little mystery waiting to be solved The questions they come pouring down With a little pinch of salt Forever poised to conquer, forever poised...

Wired with Whelan: The canonisation of Vincent Browne in the era of ‘experts’

Starry Starry night Paint your palette blue and grey Look out on a summer's day With eyes that know the Darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees...

Wired with Whelan: Time to name and shame TDs who condone drink-driving

It was acceptable in the 80s It was acceptable at the time It was acceptable in the 80s It was acceptable at the time (Calvin Harris) I don’t particularly...

Wired with Whelan: The Ballinspittle housing crisis comes to Ballymagash

Some of them were dreamers And some of them were fools Who were making plans and thinking of the future With the energy of the innocent They were...

Wired with Whelan: Rust never sleeps … and neither does greed

The king is gone But he’s not forgotten This is the story Of a Johnny Rotten It’s better to burn out Than it is to rust The king is gone But...

Wired with Whelan: ‘Baptism barrier’ is an urban myth conjured up by church bashers

If I’m a pagan of the good times My lover’s the sunlight To keep the goddess on my side She demands a sacrifice Drain the whole sea Get something...

Wired with Whelan: Leo is more my type, but Simon is not simple

Come gather ‘round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone Is your time...

Wired with Whelan: Forget about the IDA … they have gone away you know

I got a job working construction For the Johnstown Company But lately there ain’t been much work On account of the economy (The River, Bruce Springsteen) On June 26,...

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