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Jason O'Mahony

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Fishamble presents: Bailed Out! NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Days, 10 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
If you enjoyed Colin Murphy’s excellent “Guaranteed!” which told the tale of the bank guarantee, then, like me, you’ll be looking forward to “Bailed Out!”, the story of Ireland and the Troika. Based on official acc...
Great TV: The Game NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 10 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
BBC’s “The Game” by Toby Whithouse, starring Brian Cox, is a must-see if you like your spy drama closer to “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, even though it does have its action scenes. Set in Britain in the early 1970s, the s...
The rotting of classic television. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
I’ve written previously about my interest in old British and US cult TV shows from the 1960s and ’70s, and the recent passing at 93 of British actor Patrick Macnee, who played debonair spy John Steed in the 1960s British spy series &ldquo...
British spy loses employment appeal over sexually inappropriate behaviour, drinking. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
At a special session of the Employment Appeals Tribunal convened in camera under the Official Secrets Act, Commander X, formally of the Royal Navy and Secret Intelligence Service today lost his appeal against dismissal from the service. X had been di...
Would a real U.N.C.L.E. actually work? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 4 Days, 30 Minutes ago
Guy Richie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is based on the 1964-68 TV series about agents working for an international crime fighting organisation. One of the key attributes of the TV series was that the United Network Command for Law a...
Great Movies You Should See: Seven Days in May. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
“Seven Days in May” was made in 1963 and stars Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster in a story about a plot to overthrow the President of the United States. Lancaster plays a Curtis LeMay type figure who is appalled at the plans of the Preside...
Two interesting political blogs. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
I’m always encouraged to see more online political debate about Irish politics, especially if it is of the rational debate of ideas as opposed to the hysterical name calling of  TheJournal.ie comment section. Here’s two &nb...
An enjoyable book: The Dead Can Wait. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours ago
Robert Ryan’s “The Dead Can Wait” is the second of (so far) three novels about Sherlock Holmes’s friend Dr. John Watson in his later years, serving with British forces during the First World War. Watson is asked by a well...
The EU needs to show more imagination with Greece. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 35 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 1 Month, 19 Hours, 17 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 1 Month, 22 Hours, 19 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 1 Month, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 11 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 Month, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 11 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 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 47 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 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Good TV: Boss NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 13 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 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day 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 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 2 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 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 29 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...