I was a teenage Progressive Democrat

I was a teenage Progressive Democrat
Jason O’Mahony

The left created a fantasy PDs to rail against, we were no neo-liberals

The way some people go on about the Progressive Democrats, you’d nearly expect a question on the US immigration card asking you: “Were you ever a member of the Irish Progressive Democrats, 1985-2009?”

Even now, when you tell people that yes, you were once a PD candidate, the response is akin to admitting to have been a supporter of Voldemort. Some people recoil, others lean forward, look over their shoulders and whisper, with a...

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