John O'Mahony TD

John was first elected to the Dáil in 2007 and was re-elected on February 25th 2011. He is currently the Chairman of the Transport and Communications Committee and was previously elected Vice Chairman of this committee in September 2011.

He was Deputy Spokesperson on Tourism, Culture and Sport with Special Responsibility for Sport from October 2007-March 2011.

John was formerly a teacher in St Nathy’s College, Ballaghadereen and won GAA titles as a player and manager before moving into politics.

John is a native of Kilmovee. He is married to Gerardine (nee Towey) and 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 for proactive approach at news of Irish Pride receivership

Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has been in contact with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Burton TD, and has requested that full support be provided from Government agencies following the news that Ballinrobe based Irish Pride bakery has gone into receivership with a risk to approximately sixty jobs.

Aer Lingus deal includes commitment to Knock Airport - O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has welcomed the announcement by the Government of its intention to sell its minority shareholding in Aer Lingus, having received significant concessions from IAG. Deputy O’Mahony said that this decision is good news for Knock airport as it includes a commitment to the future of the airport.

O’Mahony welcomes extension of RTÉ’s longwave service

“RTÉ’s longwave service is to be extended”, says John O’Mahony, Fine Gael TD for Mayo and Chair of the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

Retention of long wave should take priority over high profile presenters – O’Mahony

“RTÉ plans to close its long wave service in January to save the €250,000 annual running cost but finds €500,000 to pay Ray D’Arcy. In my opinion this flies in the face of true public service broadcasting” says John O’Mahony, Fine Gael TD for Mayo.

O’Mahony calls on GAA to reverse decision to hold All-Ireland semi-final replay in Limerick

Fine Gael Mayo TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Sport and former All-Ireland winning manager, John O'Mahony, is calling on the GAA authorities to reverse the decision to hold the All-Ireland semi-final replay between Mayo and Kerry in Limerick next Saturday evening.