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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.
Our man John Whelan says we need an election now

Wired with Whelan: On the contrary, we do need an election!

How can we be lovers if we can't be friends? How can we start over when the fighting never ends? Baby, how can we make love...

Wired with Whelan: Welcome to the new national pastime – the Blame Game

I'm gonna take your money Count your loss when I'm gone. I'm alright, Jack I'm lookin' after number one. If I want something I get it Don't matter what...

Wired with Whelan: Demographics not demonstrations the only way to halt HSE Hospital plan

  Your love is like bad medicine Bad medicine is what I need, whoa Shake it up just like bad medicine There ain't no doctor that can cure...
Portlaoise Hospital

Wired with Whelan Revisited: No Hollywood ending in sight for Portlaoise hospital

A prophetic piece on the hospital from LaoisToday back in April when we sounded a serious warning based on the ominous lack of commitment...

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...

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