Mary Regan

Mary Regan

Ireland’s rush to regain sovereignty attracted the vultures

Ireland’s rush to regain sovereignty attracted the vultures

Did Michael Noonan give away Ireland's purse to vulture funds?

Are hospitals overcrowded? Oh, yes they are

Are hospitals overcrowded? Oh, yes they are

Government surprise at the latest health crisis is just the usual post-Christmas panto

We’re not ‘suckers’for backing Apollo House

We’re not ‘suckers’for backing Apollo House

The role of artists is to shine a light on society’s ills, not to solve them outright

Politics this year was all about clinging to power

Politics this year was all about clinging to power

Escapology was the recurring theme of 2016, with everyone from Gerry Adams to Micheál Martin confounding expectations

Minority governments are here to stay

Minority governments are here to stay

It looked like a temporary arrangement until something better came along. Yet six months later, the 32nd Dáil continues in its very ‘European’ manner

Fine Gael feels the drip-drip effect of Irish Water

Fine Gael feels the drip-drip effect of Irish Water

As the Commission on Irish Water releases its findings, nervous politicians differ on what to do with the ‘dead cat’

Teething pains for Ross as he takes on the establishment

Teething pains for Ross as he takes on the establishment

Is Ross struggling with the transition from vocal opponent to decision-maker?

Chipping away at truth and righteousness

Chipping away at truth and righteousness

Quality, impartial journalism needs to reassert itself

Industrial relations puts government on the ropes

Industrial relations puts government on the ropes

Fine Gael does not want its legacy to be one of having blown the recovery by giving in to vested interests

Public sectors's greater expectations

Public sectors's greater expectations

Public sector pay demands are the result of Enda Kenny over-hyping the recovery

If the coalition falls, there's no guarantee that the abortion issue will be picked up by the next government

If the coalition falls, there's no guarantee that the abortion issue will be picked up by the next government

Some 33 years on, it seems the electorate is no closer to having another vote on abortion

Public sector pay disputes could sink the coalition

Public sector pay disputes could sink the coalition

The government’s lack of urgency in drawing up contingency plans for teacher and Garda strike actions doesn’t inspire confidence

Gardaí singing the blues

Gardaí singing the blues

Lifting the lid on its Pandora’s box has left the Garda Síochána with a scandal that just won’t go away

Nóirín O’Sullivan, Enda Kenny and the Garda controversy

Nóirín O’Sullivan, Enda Kenny and the Garda controversy

The indications are that the Garda Commissioner can survive this inquiry

The coalition knows it is in a tight spot on public sector pay

The coalition knows it is in a tight spot on public sector pay

The government has no choice but to hold the line that the Agreement is the only show in town