SUFFICIENT FOR THE DAY…
J. J. O’Molloy, smiling palely, took up the gage.
—My dear Myles, he said, flinging his cigarette aside, you put a false construction on my words. I hold no brief, as at present advised, for the third profession quaprofession but your Cork legs are running away with you. Why not bring in Henry Grattan and Flood and Demosthenes and Edmund Burke? Ignatius Gallaher we all know and his Chapelizod boss, Harmsworth of the farthing press, and his American cousin of the Bowery guttersheet not to mention Paddy Kelly’s Budget, Pue’s Occurrences and our watchful friend The Skibbereen Eagle. Why bring in a master of forensic eloquence like Whiteside? Sufficient for the day is the newspaper thereof.
O’Molloy sarcastically suggests bringing in what appears to be 4 people to be writers alongside of the great Gallaher. I found out that Henry Grattan was refered to as “the Irish Demosthenes” so it’s quite possible that his name and the mention of Demosthenes are both references to the same person (source). All three men were compatriate of each other and influential orators and political strategists during the 18th century. Their wiki pages can be found here: Henry Grattan, Henry Flood, and Edmund Burke.