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Jason O'Mahony

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You can’t blame people for not believing Irish politicians. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Day, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Whilst I do disagree with many of the anti-water tax protesters (not all of them, mind) I do have great sympathy with one point they make. When Irish politicians of almost any political persuasion make a promise, it’s very hard to take it to th...
No to the mob. No to fascism. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Days, 9 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
“The ordinary people” is a phrase that has been hi-jacked by every political conman and huckster since Roman times. He falsely claims to speaks for them, and gains his legitimacy through them, and therefore if you are against him, you&rsq...
An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The Secret Rational Voter. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 5 Days, 6 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
She doesn’t like paying higher taxes any more than anyone else, or having her public services cut. But she’s rational, and calm, and irritated by the emotional hysteria that seems to pass for debate in modern politics. She hates the masoc...
Twisted Pepper, November 19! NEW
Jason O'Mahony 6 Days, 9 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Can only a Stalin save the world? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
There’s a common theme in many science fiction stories of humanity making great sacrifices to ensure the survival of the species. One of the most prevalent features of such stories is the creation of a vessel or bunker to ensure that a group of...
What if Ireland hadn’t been partitioned in 1921? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
This is one of those counterfactuals that doesn’t hinge on a simple what-if-X-hadn’t-died. The truth is, it’s almost impossible to imagine Ireland not being partitioned without A) the British turning a blind eye (and that includes e...
Jason’s Diary NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours ago
I was asked during the week if I could speak from The Late Late Show audience in favour of water charges. As it happened, I couldn’t, as I had a prior commitment. But to be honest, if I was free, I’m not sure I would have agreed anyway. F...
Cameron promises a crackdown on witchcraft. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The prime minister, Mr. Cameron, has launched an initiative aimed at reducing the number of witches operating in Ye Olde England. Speaking in Parliament before Lords and Commons, he didst promise that “Ye days of ye foreign witches coming&...
Is generational change the solution to Irish politics? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Even when I was an active Young Progressive Democrat, I never believed in the idea that just because someone was young, they were automatically  “a breath of fresh air.” Indeed, some of the most reactionary party bootlickers tend to...
Jason’s Diary NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Currently reading Pat Leahy’s “Showtime”. Taking ages due to my very limited reading time, but very readable, especially as a snapshot of recent history. It actually jars sharply with Fianna Fail today, in that you get the distinct...
Kenny orders entire cabinet to watch “Outbreak” on DVD in response to Ebola. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The Taoiseach has ordered immediate action by the relevant state officials to prepare the state for a possible case of the Ebola virus. Speaking through a keyhole in his office, Mr Kenny told reporters that he was not overly concerned but had ordered...
State of the Parties NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
So, where are we standing today? Fine Gael: continue to consolidate themselves as the dominant party of the centre-right, business, stability and the political status quo. That’s not to be disparaging, as that’s a considerable consti...
FBI raid on Willy Wonka slavery, child torturing ring. Chocolatier killed in escape attempt. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 50 Minutes ago
Federal agents raiding a chocolate factory have uncovered evidence of the massive psychological torturing and poisoning of a small group of children at the direction of confectionary billionaire William Wonka. The world-famous candy manufacturer, who...
Mayor Power will see you now, Deputy Martin… NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Meanwhile, in an alternate universe… Micheal Martin is sitting nervously in a small waiting room in North Dublin, a battered jotter with “Election 2016 strategy” written on the front cover in his best copperplate. “The mayor...
Enda Kenny blames Hogwarts Sorting Hat for State Board Nominations. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has announced today that the recent scandal involving party nominees being appointed to state boards has been caused by a magical sorting hat in party headquarters. Journalists were led into a room in the party’s head...
Republicans demand that US Ebola victims only be cured of Ebola. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The leadership of the US Republican Party has warned the Obama administration that it will not tolerate the recent potential outbreak of Ebola in Texas being used as an excuse to promote “socialist” medicine. “We know how this works...
Sovereignty: a play for radio. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 35 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 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 18 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...