The Press: Eire's Columnist

On one Irish matter there is no argument in all Eire: the favorite Irish newspaper columnist is Brian O'Nolan, who writes for Dublin's Irish Times. He is small, dark, young (31). The impish O'Nolan, a novelist, playwright and civil servant, writes a six-a-week column titled Cruiskeen Lawn (The Little Overflowing Jug) under the pseudonym Myles na gCopaleen (pronounced Copaleen, means Myles of the Little Horses).*

There is nothing like Cruiskeen Lawn or its author anywhere in English or American journalism. His column is written in what O'Nolan describes as "socalled English" three days of...

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