Author Archives: John Ryan


On February 23rd, 2018, Broadsheet published a story containing serious allegations against the award-winning journalist and author Olaf Tyaransen.

We also provided a direct link to an article on the US website Medium, which was the source of these allegations. Medium removed the story shortly thereafter.

We did not intend to malign the reputation and good name of Mr Tyaransen and sincerely apologise for the stress, hurt and embarrassment caused to him and his family.



From top: The first Bloomsday, 1954, from left: John Ryan, Anthony Cronin, Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh and Tom Joyce; Patrick Kavanagh and John Ryan with the door of No. 7 Eccles Street,  Bloomsday, 1967.

For the day that’s in it.

As Father’s Day falls on June 16, I would like to take this rare opportunity to acknowledge my late dad John Ryan (beloved of Deirdre) painter, writer, editor and one-man Arts Council to impoverished genius and chancer alike.

Happy Bloomsday.

The First Bloomsday

Pics: National Library of Ireland/Leslie Mallory