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Jason O'Mahony

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An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The See-Nothing Party Man. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Day, 20 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
He’s not personally corrupt. Oh, he’s sat down with developers and followed up their queries with planners, but he does that for ordinary punters too. Nothing wrong with asking a legitimate question for a constituent, as long as you don&r...
Gaza. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Days, 19 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
I’ve avoided writing about the Gaza crisis up ’til now for the simple reason that it triggers that irrational style of debate we see in Northern Ireland known as “Whataboutery”. You’ll know it well, where every exam...
Europe elects its first Prime Minister and nobody notices. But they will. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 6 Days, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Sometimes it’s the little things. In 1989, after failing to win a majority in the Irish general election, Charles J. Haughey was forced to formally resign as Taoiseach. People forget this now, because Haughey remained as acting Taoiseach until...
Shock as Fox News poll reveals that people who didn’t vote for Obama overwhelmingly disapprove of his presidency. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
In a crushing blow to the administration, a new Fox News poll has revealed that a stunning 94% of people who didn’t vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 disapprove of his administration and its policies. “It’s a shocker,”...
Democrats table motion to impeach President Perry “just on the off chance”. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has announced that congressional Ðemocrats will be tabling a motion to impeach Texas governor Rick Perry on the off chance he’s elected president in 2016. Speaking to reporters, Sen. Reid said: “We feel t...
The Chinese Communist Party Vs. The Decepticons. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Spoiler alert: I recently went to see Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, and wanted to write about a political aspect of it. In order to do that, I need to write about the plot, so if you don’t want to have that spoiled for you, stop reading NO...
Superstate: A Political Fantasy of the European Union. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Note: this is a very long bit of fun I wrote in June 2013. It is obscenely long, so you might want a biscuit and a nice cup of tea. Alternatively, you can download it here as a PDF for enjoyment later. Part One: A woman named Valerie. The image, of a...
The self destructive tendency of Fine Gael and Labour. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
I’ve written about it before, that moment in 2016 when around 50 Fine Gael and Labour TDs will go through one of the most emotionally devastating moments of their lives as they are ejected by the voters at the count. Many will never hold p...
Humility, President Juncker, Humility! NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
There’s a rumour floating about that there’s a plan for a imperial-style presidential inauguration ceremony for Jean Claude Juncker, to be held at the European Parliament. Please, in the name of God, don’t let it be true. There woul...
Republicans call for swimsuit section in presidential debates. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The Republican National Committee, preparing for the 2016 race for the White House, has demanded that nominees must now participate in a swimwear section during the debates. “We reckon it could be part of the foreign affairs section, given that...
A great book: The Martian by Andy Weir NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Andy Weir’s “The Martian” is one of those books that I had never heard of when I first saw it on Audible, and after I read it could not understand why, because it’s great. It’s a techno rather than sci-fi thriller a...
An Occasional Guide to EU Politics: The Surprised Commissioner. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The irony was that he was never into the European thing at all. Sure, he gave the usual pro-EU lip service when he was in the national parliament, but it just didn’t really float his boat. Then he became a minister, just as his member state too...
Is Hilary Clinton the new Hubert Humphrey? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
See this guy to the right here? Many of today’s political anoraks won’t have a clue who he is. But for a period from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, every “Men who will one day be President” list (and it was all men) includ...
Campaign to stop Micheal Martin being bullied! NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Bullying is a terrible thing. Poor Micheal has been bullied by girls named Mary, given a wedgie by a group of older boys who call themselves The Senators, and a boy in a wheelchair recently threatened to roll over his foot. For 50c a week, we ca...
Dr. Kevin Byrne’s “Now or Soon”. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Check out Dr Kevin Byrne’s “Now or Soon” blog here, where he looks at some interesting issues of public policy. And no, that’s not an oxymoron. Kevin comes from the book-readin’ wing of Fianna Fail, and so is watched car...
David Cameron’s Federalist Fetish. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Let’s start with a few facts about the European elections: 1. It’s hard to claim Jean Claude Juncker won a democratic mandate for anything. That’s just not how most Europeans outside of a section of Brussels actually vote in Europea...
Progressive Democrats for Joan Burton. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Joan Burton winning is essential to the public good – and we are proud to endorse her. It might seem unusual for us, as former Progressive Democrats, used to being roundly castigated by Joan Burton, to take the step of supporting her bid for th...
Sketch: Some News. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
A house in Dublin 4. Stephen:     Mum, Dad, can you both sit down for a minute? Mum, can you put down that Irish                           Times crossword. I have to tell you...
How Sinn Fein “SDLPed” Fianna Fail in 2016. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Michael Martin felt more than a little uneasy as the final results of the general election of 2016 became known. It was true that Fianna Fail was still a handful of seats behind Fine Gael which had just lost 30 of its 76 seats won in 2011, but given...
An Occasional Guide to Modern Life: The Deceased Former Lover. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
She got a shock when she stumbled across the news on Facebook. Just a string of random comments and offers of sympathy to his family from friends, some of whom she had known. She was surprised at her own reaction. It had been years, and many relation...