Tay Pay

The "Tay Pay" mentioned by both Myles Crawford and the Citizen is T. P. (Thomas Power) O'Connor, an Irish newspaperman and politician living in England who pronounced his initials in this characteristically Irish way (like "Jaysus" for Jesus). O'Connor is remembered as a prominent journalist and as a strong advocate for home rule during his five decades in Parliament.

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1917 photograph of Thomas Power O'Connor held in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

John Lavery's oil on canvas portrait of Thomas Power O'Connor, held in the National Gallery of Ireland. Source: Wikimedia Commons.