Derek Mooney: Mondays Will Never Be The Same


Derek Mooney

I am truly sorry to see Broadsheet go.

Yes, it does mean me getting my late night Sundays back. No longer have to spend 2 hours in from of the screen at 10pm, trying to corral my thoughts and reactions to the week’s political news into something publishable and occasionally readable. But it also means losing a valuable and varied platform from which to launch my views and analysis.

Over the course of the past 6 years and across almost 250 opinion pieces, I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts and analysis. I have even occasionally enjoyed reading the feedback. All of this without having a word of the material I submitted changed by the editor.

Though we were not always on the same page on every issue, or topic, not once was I asked to tone down what I had submitted. What you read here was what left my screen a few hours before… often with many of my typos and grammatical errors still intact.

Like many thousands of others I will miss Broadsheet, and miss the eclectic assortment of quirky and whimsical stories, doggie/cat pics, news items, and early sight of the next day’s front pages. It served its readers very well… and its contributors too. We will be the poorer for its demise.

Best wishes to all who helped and contributed over the years.


Frank Sinatra – Goodbye (She Quietly Says)

I see earlier that you were seeking some songs featuring the word Goodbye. Here (above) is my offering via Frank Sinatra. Actually this is from his old Watertown album (a flop when first realised in 1970), which is being re-released in special editions this week.

Previously: Derek Mooney on Broadsheet

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45 thoughts on “Derek Mooney: Mondays Will Never Be The Same

  1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

    I enjoyed the occasional enjoyed reading the feedback part.
    Best for the future and for the love of god take the camera out from under your chin for all future online activities ;)

      1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        awww sorry didn’t mean to be snippy, best for the future

  2. Liam Deliverance

    Thank You Derek, I enjoyed reading your articles, they were an important part of the Broadsheet landscape, Best of luck.

  3. Duncan Wheeler

    It’s always good to read something from somebody who means it. That’d be yourself Derek. All the best to you and yours.

  4. Zaccone

    +1 to enjoying your articles over the years Derek. I didn’t always agree with them but they provided interesting insights, and were always well written. Thanks for your efforts.

  5. Topsy

    Adviser to a political party (FF) which bankrupted a sovereign state, shameless & a neck like a jockeys boll–.

    1. ce

      commentator takes willy out at wake, waves it around, pees on the dig, complains about the hang-sandwiches, poos in the coffin and heads out… keep it classy Topsy …

      @derek, as many have said, I enjoyed your articles even when I didn’t agree with them, loved the book suggestions… but mostly … I really wish that your abilities as a political journalist, the depth and consideration you give in relatively short form to all manner of subjects, was the norm rather than the exception.

        1. ce

          Oh yeah – whether for willy perspiration testing or political trustworthiness testing, it’s litmus testing all round… can’t get enough of the stuff…

  6. Cú Chulainn

    I tell you what Derek, I always found you pov and take interesting.. didn’t always agree.. but now that you’re gone, the vista of unthinking nothing more than pr mouthpieces that populate msm in Ireland becomes oh so desolate.. is this it. ? Is this world of war is peace all that is left to us? Anyway, best of luck with your endeavours..

  7. mills

    You know, when I started reading broadsheet, I was as politically naive as could be, freshly out of college and absolutely no real world experience.

    Your weekly column was a really great insight into politics, and yourself and Dan went a long way towards beginning my political education. They were always interesting and easy for a politically ignorant young wan like me to understand.

    Best wishes for the future, and thanks again.

  8. Triona Ryan

    Thrilled you have contributed to what’s turning out to be a very moving farewell to Broadsheet! Overwhelmed if I’m totally honest!

  9. Cool_Hand_Lucan

    Thanks Derek. As an avowed socialist it was always good to hear an informed voice from the centre to reign in my Stalinist tendencies :-)

    Your pieces were always appreciated from me. TY

  10. Joey

    Never posted but been reading a long time. Broadsheet reminded me I wasn’t alone questioning the group think.sorry to see it end. Don’t give up.

  11. Joey

    Never posted but been reading a long time. Broadsheet reminded me I wasn’t alone questioning the group think.sorry to see it end. Don’t give up.

    Janet, you’ll be missed.

  12. TheFerg

    250+ articles, wow!!

    Thank you Derek for your dedication over the years.

    It’s been an eye-splitting-opener into how Irish politics works that no other source has given.

    Well done sir,


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