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 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.

Irish Rail strike will discommode thousands of GAA fans and damage business – O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee, John O’Mahony has, today (Tuesday), appealed to Irish Rail employees

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.