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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: 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...

Wired with Whelan: The rumour mill can grind you down in the best little...

  “Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Welcome to Ireland. The best little country in the world. The best little...

Wired with Whelan: We need to cop on when it comes to the bit...

Lettuce pray … for a bit of cop on at dinner time Don’t panic. Don’t change channels. It’s only me, not Fr Paddy. But I am...

Wired with Whelan: Neutrality is a luxury you can no longer afford

Neutrality is a luxury you can no longer afford We will fight them on the beaches, We will fight them on the streets, We will fight them...

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