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“Remembering 1916 and Moving On from It”
Irish Echo, April 27, 2016

“To School with Uncle Jack and Red”
Irish Echo, January 28. 2016

“My Fifty-Two Acre Playground”
Irish Echo, 2015

“Dad Wasn’t a Dev Fan”
Irish Echo, June 16, 2015

"Talking with Tom Phelan, author of The Canal Bridge"
Newsday, May 24, 2014

"Many Brave Irish Rest in Flanders Fields" by Tom Phelan
Irish Echo, May 21-28, 2014

"Mountmellick’s Boys Study Sweet Science"
Irish Echo, August 14, 2013

"The Recruiter"
Irish Echo, August 21, 2013

"The Jubilee Nurse"
Irish Echo, August 28, 2013

"An Irish Ex-Priest Contemplates the Church Hierarchy" by Tom Phelan
September 11, 2011

Nailer Casts Cold Eye on Abuse Scandals
Irish Echo, August 8, 2011, Peter McDermott

Letterfrack: The Graveyard That Is Slow to Reveal Its Secrets
Irish Independent, June 13, 2011, Tom Phelan

"Truth Be Told, Even When It Isn't: An Irishman Looks at Some Irish Stereotypes" by Tom Phelan
Irish Echo, March 16-22, 2011

"A Former Priest Looks at the Hierarchy" by Tom Phelan
Irish Echo, 2010

"The Truth of Frank McCourt" by Tom Phelan
Newsday, July 23, 2009

"A Place Where Childhood Died" by Tom Phelan
Irish Echo, June 24, 2009

LI Novelist Researched Industrial Schools for Book
Irish Echo, May 27, 2009, Peter McDermott

Former Priest Speaks Out Over Abuse Report
IrishCentral.com, May 27. 2009, Cahir O'Doherty

"Poppy Pride Needed in Ireland" by Tom Phelan
Laois Voice, November 9, 2007

"Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Lent" by Tom Phelan
Brandon Twenty-Five (2007)
Brandon Books, Dingle, Co. Kerry

"Ireland's Lost Heroes" by Tom Phelan
Newsday, November 13, 2005

"My Life as a Priest" by Tom Phelan
The Recorder (Summer 2004)
American Irish Historical Society
New York, NY

"In the Vatican Museum" by Tom Phelan
Brandon Book of Irish Short Stories (1998)
Brandon Books, Dingle, Co. Kerry

"Forgotten Heroes: Review of The Canal Bridge"
Irish Echo, February 28 - March 6, 2007

"Long Journey 'Home,'" by Peter McDermott,
Irish Echo, September 14-20, 2005
Tom Phelan and other Irish writers discuss the meaning of "home."

Interview: "Page Turner: Recalling the Great War"
Irish Echo, February 2-8, 2005

Interview: “Celibacy Debate Gains Steam
Irish Echo, December 26, 2002