1905-1906; fnd. in Co. Meath by James McCann, stockbroker and Nat. MP; edited by W. P. Ryan; closed 1906 by McCann family; The Peasant, a version of the paper resumed by Ryan, failed withint a year. DIH.
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 2, WP Ryans first paper ; Ryans account of his treatment of Ne Timere and other issues ; Ryan took up editorship of a Co. Meath weekly paper, the Irish Peasant [sic], in 1905 .
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 3: cited by James Connolly, and praised for speaking of a rapprochement between socialism and nationalism; The Irish Peasant, 1905-06, ed. WP Ryan (1867-1942), a socialist and sharp opponent of clerical opposition to nationalism .