Joyce's fiction : LETTERS

From Mr Maurice O'Sullivan Sir: Just for the record, James Joyce's Ulysses has never been banned in Ireland ("Pub's last orders close door on literary legend", 14 January).

When Alan Murdoch states "Joyce was banned in Ireland until the Seventies", he may well be relying, as so many people do, on the first edition of Richard Ellman's massive biography of Joyce.

Nevertheless, this little fiction had to be corrected in subsequent editions.

Yours, MAURICE A. O'SULLIVAN Bray, Co Wicklow Eire 15 January