David O’Mahony is chief sub-editor with the Irish Examiner, a national newspaper based in Cork, Ireland. He is a historian and writer who returned to the green (and damp) shores of Ireland following his small part in launching The National, a daily newspaper of record based in Abu Dhabi. He is researching a PhD in medieval history at UCC, where he has taught classes in both writing skills and medieval history to undergraduates .
He gets very excited about anything related to gadgets, world news and business, which means he is a very, very lonely young man. He has deputised as foreign and deputy night editor and probably half-a-dozen other things he can’t remember. When you’re needed, you pitch in and roll with the punches.
He started this blog because he can’t stop reading the news wires and missed writing.
He has reported for newspapers such as the Evening Echo and Waterford News & Star, and in November-December 2005/January 2006 left the Examiner’s subbing desk to transcribe court copy in the trial and sentencing of Wayne O’Donoghue. Some of that work can be found here.
He loves science fiction and is interested in everything from music to medieval history to architecture. He finds his philosophy in very strange places.
David writes in the third person because he is a very private person and has the strange notion this technique creates a comfortable distance. He can be contacted by leaving a comment or through the Twitter feed on the left.
The views expressed here and on Twitter do not represent the views of David’s employer.
David’s more academic and history-leaning blog is Chronica Minora.