As a correspondent with POLITICO Europe I report breaking news and write in-depth features, profiles, and investigations on current affairs in Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy and Denmark. You can read my stories here. Here is a selection:
— Jonathan Keane (@J_K9) June 14, 2019
This is brilliant and so insightful. The battle for greater female representation in Irish politics. Women account for only 1/5 of lawmakers in Ireland. @POLITICOEurope @NaomiOhReally https://t.co/4eihE8lN8L
— Liam Beattie (@Liam_Beattie) March 27, 2019
Ireland has achieved the “culmination of a quiet revolution” as its voters overwhelmingly choose to repeal the country’s abortion ban https://t.co/KjF3EABkQX
— POLITICO Europe (@POLITICOEurope) May 26, 2018
— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) November 19, 2018
Brexit and Northern Ireland
If you read one thing this afternoon, make it this important report from Belfast. https://t.co/XQBWwzdmes
— Lili Bayer (@liliebayer) January 22, 2019
Irish smugglers’ Brexit bonanza. One of the thorniest issues looming over the divorce talks between the UK and EU. https://t.co/PfkQ5eIA2c
— Gregory Bufithis 🇬🇷 🌊 (@GregBufithis) August 20, 2017
The collapse of the pound is pummeling EU businesses dependent on exports to the UK. The first to be hit were Irish mushroom farms. I travelled into rural Tipperary to meet those affected, and wrote this piece for Politico.
Five Irish mushroom farms have gone out of business since the referendum. More are expected to follow by Christmas. https://t.co/nghmVikKa9
— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) November 3, 2016
Brexit also reignited talk of a referendum to unify Ireland, as I wrote in this feature here.
Good piece here about Ireland, Brexit, and the increasingly likely possibility of a referendum to unify Ireland and the North. https://t.co/Mb49QV3xtH
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) June 22, 2018
Journalists and journalism (rightly) get a lot of stick, sometimes by me. But there’s great journalists out there & we’re doing a new weekly feature: JOURNALIST OF THE WEEK. First up is @NaomiOhReally for her work debunking the Noa Pothoven story https://t.co/fr2N9E3nWJ #JOTW
— Bella Caledonia (@bellacaledonia) June 6, 2019
— Ben Coates (@bencoates1) May 23, 2019
— Evan O’Connell (@evanoconnell) February 26, 2019
Smart piece on Mark Rutte from @PoliticoEurope. Mr. Politically Astute from the Netherlands who has build an alliance to block bailouts, full the Brexit void and persuade Merkel to block Macron’s Euro visions. Recommend.
— Ben Judah (@b_judah) June 8, 2018
I travelled to the hometown of Geert Wilders to understand the radical rise of a man who won votes by stomping on political convention and ruled the news cycle from Twitter long before Donald Trump came along. “I don’t vote for my brother because I do believe he is playing a dangerous game,” Geert Wilders’ older brother Paul told me.
My profile for Politico.
— Zoya Sheftalovich (@zoyashef) February 23, 2017
My profile of Martin Bosma, the oldest and longest ally of the Dutch anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders.
— Naomi O’Leary (@NaomiOhReally) October 11, 2016
This is very interesting on the Danish Social Democrats anti-immigration turn: https://t.co/8LdHKxr8Yl
— Chris Terry (@CJTerry) September 13, 2018
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) December 19, 2017
How to be a nationalist when your party has separatist roots https://t.co/Mn6YloZQZc
— POLITICO Europe (@POLITICOEurope) September 4, 2017