Best not to get too worked up about him. There are just some people who have a dull plodding intelligence with just enough wherewithal to grab onto to the wrong end of the stick of every argument and never ever let go.
Although sorely temped to put on my ignore list I have just ignored any of his postings as having no discussion value except as the almost perfect counter indicator on almost any subject. The 'Pins very own Robert Fisk or Paul Krugman. All offering no real value to the discussion at hand and any opinions offered almost guaranteed to be 100% wrong. The opposite of the correct or reasonable interpretation on all subjects discussed here.
The Gemma O’Dohery story is very useful for the Irish establishment and media as a way of rubbishing and delegitimizing the very real and substantial push back in many quarters against the utterly incoherent, incompetent , and catastrophic response or the government to what turned out to be a minor public health threat.
We are so far beyond 2008 by this stage. The 2008 disaster was caused by the usual gombeen cute-hoorism. A financial money laundering scheme coverup that sunk the banking system. This time it just incompetence of the most basic sort that is now really just criminal malfeasance. Not one single person in the top level decision chain seems to have even the most basic grasp of any of the actual science involved. Let alone the mathematics. Or the economic or risk / cost analysis. Just because so many other governments have fucked up too is not an excuse.
By the time this is over at least 20% of the population will be permanently unemployed. The real economy will have contracted at least 30% and net disposable household income in real terms will back to early 1990’s levels. If lucky. And all because of a media driven panic over a novel human coronavirus that actually has average / below average risk factors to all age cohorts compared to the other four general circulation human coronaviruses. Its not even the 'flu, its the fucking common cold. Pretty much the same clinical numbers as the 15%/20% of common colds cased by coronaviruses.
Gemma O’Dohery may be a complete fucking eejit but she seems to have far more civic responsibility and actual patriotism that every single useless fucker I have seen in government or the media so far. You know just how bad things are when the only sane voice of reason and the only person willing to try to stop the current government madness is Michael O’Leary. Michael fucking O’Leary, let that sink in for a moment. Because by this stage the only people who can save the country are the cute hoors and the gombeens. And complete eejits like Gemma O’Dohery. Because absolutely everyone else in a position of authority or public life has proved themselves to be not just totally useless but actually dangerously incompetent in the biggest national economic disaster since the early 1930’s.