The logo of the morning newspaper that Bloom works for, the Freeman's Journal, did indeed show "a homerule sun rising up in the northwest from the laneway behind the bank of Ireland," as he thinks in Calypso. Arthur Griffith's witty observation of that fact is consistent with the spirit of irreverent mockery that Dubliners bring to their urban landmarks and even to the most sacred subjects. But it also expresses some particular nationalist disdain for this newspaper.

JH 2014

Source: www.joyce-ulysses.net.