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The EU needs to show more imagination with Greece. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 11 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Watching a Channel Four news report during the week, I was surprised to find myself tearing up at the interview of a young Greek woman who, despite her desperate situation, passionately defended being a European citizen and wanting to be part of Euro...
Give Greece a wire brush write-off? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Days, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Published in The Sunday Business Post 15th March 2015 When it comes down to it, if they’re honest, the Germans will probably admit in private that there isn’t a hope in hell of Greece paying back its debt. They’ll also admit that th...
A few awkward things about the Greece situation. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
1. It is indisputable that ordinary Greeks are hurting hard, as their economy constricts and public spending is curtailed. Ordinarily, lending Greece money to help them through a rough patch would be the decent thing to do. 2. However, Syriza seems f...
President Obama, to avoid making political capital on a tragedy, condemns the next mass shooting in the US before it occurs. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 5 Days, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
President Obama, aware of not wanting to impinge on the personal suffering of American families who are not yet suffering from losing friends and/or loved ones in a mass shooting that hasn’t happened yet, has issued a statement condemning the a...
This guy is a good president, and the Republicans just can’t stand it. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 15 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
First they couldn’t believe a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama was even daring to run. Then they couldn’t believe he was born in the United States. Then they couldn’t believe that he won. Then they couldn’t believe he pass...
The Ministry of Love. Four years on. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Four years ago today I published, as an eBook on Amazon, my first novel “The Ministry of Love”. Writing it taught me a huge amount, from the huge effort of writing a novel to the nightmare of typos and proofreading (A dragon finally slaye...
So, who to vote for? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Good TV: Boss NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
You’d be hard pressed to find a more cynical show about American politics than the two seasons and then cancelled series “Boss”, starring Kelsey Grammar. Grammar plays a Richard Daley style mayor of Chicago, and plays it very convin...
Great TV: The Irish RM NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
“The Irish RM”, which ran for three series from 1983-85, has unfairly been dismissed in recent years as a bit of paddywhackery about the clever English been driven to despair by the stupid ways of the pre-independence Irish of 1897 t...
Referendum gave us a taste of real power. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Sunday Business Post column, May 31 2015 One of the more moving aspects of the marriage equality debate was the stories of people who were canvassing for the first time. Many approached doors or strangers on the street, leaflets shaking in their hand...
Ireland goes to war? A hypothetical scenario. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
1st December 2017: Russian forces enter Estonia, Finland and Poland, taking NATO by surprise. Resistance in all three countries is stiff, and US, UK, French, German and Italian aircraft all provide air support. In the Dail, the Irish government conde...
DUP to contest Roscommon-South Leitrim in Election 2016 NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The Democratic Unionist Party, emboldened by No vote in the constituency in the Marriage Equality referendum, has announced that it is to seek a Dail seat in the forthcoming general election. A spokesperson said: “Given that the Brits are...
Thought I’d repost a Sunday Business Post column I wrote on the Irish attitude to freedom of speech. No reason. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 6 Days, 5 Hours ago
Let’s vote on the Freedom to Offend 10 May 2015 by Jason O’Mahony In a few weeks we’ll be voting on the age of presidential candidates, quite possibly the most moronically pointless referendum we’ve ever been asked to vote on.
Want to fight corruption? Make it profitable. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Previously published as a column in The Sunday Business Post. Is there any phrase that makes the Irish eye roll more than “people with information on corruption should contact the Garda Siochana”? It’s not that we think the Guards w...
Averil Power: The Real Deal. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
I first met Averil Power during the Nice Treaty referendum of 2002. I was still a Progressive Democrat, and so had that inbuilt suspicion of Fianna Fail that was hard wired into us. But It didn’t take long for her to change that. Sure, I still...
An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The No to Marriage Equality voter. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
He (and it does tend to be he) comes in all sorts of forms: 1. The Religious one. Probably the most honest of No voters, because he is often genuinely conflicted between his sense of compassion and his religious beliefs, including the guidance from h...
Guest Post: Our republic is imperfect but it is a work in progress. By Brendan Kiely. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
A week ago, after a day’s canvassing (for a Yes vote, yes, I am biased), I was slightly despondent. I really felt that this referendum was going to be very close and on the balance of probabilities it would fall. Over the last week my view has...
Presidential Age vote shows FG/Labour contempt for real political reform, voters. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
I don’t have any problem with a 21 year old seeking to be president of Ireland. I’ve met brilliant 21 years olds, and dopes twice their age. But I still don’t know how to vote on this one, swinging from No to Yes to No on a daily ba...
On May 22, you can be a king. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
It’s a good thing I was born straight, because I’d never have had the courage to come out. Despite all my liberal beliefs and belief in Ireland’s progress, personally, I’d be a coward. I’d be one of those middle-aged men...
It’s Labour’s fault the Tories are in power so often. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
There’s an odd fact to be remembered when one is pondering the outcome of British general elections, a fact that needs not be heeded in almost every other democracy. It is the fact that how the British people actually vote is not the same as wh...