"Then Paddy Hooper worked Tay Pay who took him on to the Star. Now he's got in with Blumenfeld." (U7.687)

Thomas Power O'Connor (1848 - 1929), known as T. P. O'Connor and fondly as Tay Pay, was a journalist, an Irish nationalist political figure, and a Member of Parliament for nearly fifty years. O'Connor founded and was the first editor of several newspapers and journals: the Star (1887), the Weekly Sun (1891), the Sun (1893), M.A.P. and T.P.'s Weekly (1902).