Posted on October 16, 2019 at 8:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
James Joyce could return to Ireland, if Dublin city councillors get their wish.
The celebrated author of Ulysses was buried in Zurich, Switzerland, where he died while undergoing surgery.
And though his wife sought to send his body back to Ireland, officials refused, leaving both Joyces to find eternal rest in Fluntern Cemetery.
But on Monday, reports the Guardian, Dublin councillors Dermot Lacey and Paddy McCartan broached the issue of bringing Joyce back to Ireland in time for the hundred-year anniversary of Ulysses.
The Irish government and the Department of Foreign Affairs will make the final decision on the matter.
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