Dublin Decoded has featured on radio and in many newspapers, including the Journal (Dublin); the Dublin Inquirer; the Wall Street Journal (link here); the Financial Times and of course, Arran has also written extensively himself, most notably his well-known monthly columns in “Totally Dublin” during the 2000s, Hidden Dublin. However, it was a particular thrill to appear yesterday in the Irish Times, especially in Frank McNally’s consistently excellent, and much-loved Irishman’s Diary. ( For overseas readers, this long running column appear on the letters and editorial page, and is one of the mainstays, a veritable institution, of our newspaper of record here.)
An added, extra satisfaction for me persoanlly was that Frank McNally’s predecessor in this role (way back in the 1940s and 50s) was the legendary Flann O’Brien, a literary hero of mine and many others and – according to some of the most discerning judges- the finest comic writer in English language of the 20th century. In any case, Mr McNally did us proud. As far as I know his column fro yesterday is not protected behind a paywall, so you should be able read it here .