John O'Mahony TD

He was elected to the Dáil on February 25, 2011 He was re-appointed Deputy Spokesperson on Tourism, Culture and Sport with Special Responsibility for Sport, October, 2010. John was a teacher in St Nathy’s College, Ballaghadereen, and won GAA titles as a player and manager before moving into politics.

Some other facts about John: John is a native of Kilmovee. He is married to Gerardine (nee Towey) they have five daughters. He won All Ireland football titles playing for Mayo Minors and Under 21s in 1971 and 1974, respectively. He managed Mayo Under-21s to an All-Ireland title in 1983, before going on to manage the Mayo senior team to back-to-back Connacht titles in 1988 and 1989. In 1989 Mayo also reached the All Ireland final under John’s stewardship. Since then he has gone on to manage Leitrim to their first ever Connacht title in 1994 and Galway to All Ireland successes in 1998 and 2001.

O’Mahony calls on Ticketmaster to refund booking fee on Garth Brooks tickets

Fine Gael Mayo TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, has today (Tuesday) called on Ticketmaster to refund booking fees as well as the ticket price to Garth Brooks fans.

Misinformation on Knock Airport should not go unquestioned – O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has criticised the suggestion that the State should end subsidies to Knock airport. Deputy O’Mahony was responding to a recent Irish Times article, which quoted the Director of the National Centre for Tourism Policy Studies, Professor Jim Deegan, as saying that the State should end subsidies to regional airports including Ireland West Airport Knock, amongst others.

Expansion of GAA coverage abroad is good for our games – O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and former All Ireland winning manager, John O’Mahony, has today (Tuesday) responded to the GAA’s announcement regarding its TV and radio broadcasting rights from 2014-2017, welcoming the expansion of our national game abroad, but expressing caution that the big matches should remain free to air here at home.

Speech on the Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill

It is a long awaited and much needed initiative and I commend the Minister, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, the Taoiseach and the Cabinet on bringing it forward within 18 months of coming to office. I also welcome the cross-party support for the proposal in the House and the broader universal support from agencies working in the area of child welfare. Such a consensus is probably unique in the history of the State.