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Jason O'Mahony

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Sovereignty: a play for radio. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Last year I wrote “Sovereignty”, a radio play about a female Irish Taoiseach. You can read it here.
Good books: Bryant and May by Christopher Fowler NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Days, 7 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
I’ve recently started enjoying the “Bryant and May” series of books by Christopher Fowler, about two octogenarian detectives in the British Home Office’s Peculiar Crimes Unit. The books involve the two men and their colleagues...
An old but great ad for the Royal Air Force. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Days, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Fianna Fail Councillor James Lawless on cutting LPT. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 15 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Fair play to Kildare FF Councillor James Lawless putting his position on Local Property Tax on the record. Makes some good points. There’s something bizarre about watching the hard left doing a Newt Gingrich over taxes whilst centrists are aski...
Does England need a Lord Protector? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 Hours ago
One of the trickier issues to do with the whole Scottish devolution debate is what to do with England. The kneejerk reaction, to create an English Parliament or just let English MPs alone vote on English laws causes problems because of the sheer size...
The Giant Clunking Fist in action. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Gordon Brown makes what could be the speech of his life.
Scotland: 10 years after Yes. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
2024: As Scottish voters go to the polls in Scotland’s third general election since it voted Yes to independence in 2014, many will be pondering how things turned out in the Scottish republic after its first decade as an independent nation...
Does British democracy need another Enoch Powell? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
So, there’s a provocative headline, and deliberately so, but not for the reasons you’d think. There are some on the right who believe that Powell was right about immigration. I, for one, don’t, for the simple reason that immigration...
Ireland to host British nuclear submarines if Scotland votes Yes. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Defence minister Simon Coveney TD has confirmed that Cork harbour will be the new home of Britain’s trident missile fleet if Scotland votes to expel them from Faslane naval base. “There’s nearly three thousand jobs associated with t...
Guardian editor to make “Sweet, gentle love” to Guardian members in new loyalty scheme. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Announcing The Guardian’s new membership scheme (see here), Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has revealed that subscribers to the highest “Patron” brand of membership will be entitled, once a year, to a sexual encounter of their choi...
Cult TV: Rubicon NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
It’s not often that I write about a show that I haven’t seen, but alas, I’ve only seen two episodes of AMC’s “Rubicon, created by Jason Horwitch and starring James Badge Dale. Nor, as it was made and cancelled in 2010, a...
Ireland’s awkwardness with foreign policy reality. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
An excellent piece by Michael McLoughlin here on Ireland’s refusal to confront the reality of defence policy in Europe.
This looks cool. If you’re a Trekkie, obviously. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Time to privatise European Defence? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
There’s an enormous elephant standing on the back of another elephant playing a trumpet loudly at the heart of the European defence debate, and nobody wants to admit that it’s there. The truth is, nobody wants to die for Europe. If Russia...
An Occasional Guide to Modern Politics: The Illiberal Liberal NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
In another time, he would have made a wonderful member of the Spanish Inquisition, or a Witchfinder General. It’s ironic given his loathing of Judeo-Christian beliefs, but he does share the love of the Inquisition for purity. Like his counterpa...
The Death of Ross and Rachel. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The American chatshow host Conan O’Brien remarked last year that he had noticed a significant change in audiences who attended the recording of his show on TBS. He pointed out that in the 1990s a guest who was the star of a successful show...
The Pro-Life Amendment of 1983: an alternative history. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
But for Deputy Martin Faraday, it could all have been so different. The Irish government, pressurised by a politically active Pro Life Campaign (PLC), would still have held a referendum in 1983 to insert an anti-abortion clause into Ireland...
Cult TV: Scarecrow and Mrs King. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Building on a common theme of both “The Man from UNCLE” and Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”, “Scarecrow and Mrs King” (1983-87) was based on the partnership of an American intelligence agent Lee St...
An Occasional Guide to EU politics: The twitching British Eurosceptic. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
It’s a form of political colour blindness. No matter what the result, there’s a peculiar type of British Eurosceptic view that interprets things in a way completely different from the rest of people on Earth. When 75% of voters vote for p...