Mary Regan

Mary Regan

Kenny’s legacy is one of lost opportunities

Kenny’s legacy is one of lost opportunities

In early 2011, a freshly-minted Taoiseach had the goodwill of the people, a huge Dáil majority and a vision. But old politics crept back in

Lifting the masks off the man who will be taoiseach – and the man who won’t

Lifting the masks off the man who will be taoiseach – and the man who won’t

The men who would be taoiseach: but what is driving these political rivals, and what kind of a leader would each man make?

Too much skin in the Garda scandal game

Too much skin in the Garda scandal game

The failure to remove Nóirín O’Sullivan highlights the impotence of the current government

Mary Regan: Playing both sides off the middle

Mary Regan: Playing both sides off the middle

Fianna Fáil is finding the halfway house a little less comfortable than first imagined

Profile: Dr Peter Boylan – his master’s voice

Profile: Dr Peter Boylan – his master’s voice

Boylan, typically a calm voice in times of crisis, resigned from the board of the National Maternity Hospital last week

'If the eighth amendment is to go the Oireachtas will have to show its hand'

'If the eighth amendment is to go the Oireachtas will have to show its hand'

The difficult part is the work that needs to be done between now and a referendum, writes Mary Regan

Mary Regan: Why the new maternity hospital has been a difficult delivery

Mary Regan: Why the new maternity hospital has been a difficult delivery

Everyone is asking why the nuns want to run a maternity hospital. But perhaps the real question should be, why would the state want to allow them?

There's danger for Fianna Fáil in this temporary arrangement

There's danger for Fianna Fáil in this temporary arrangement

The government arrangement may be nearing its end – and when it gets there, Fianna Fáil could have more to fear than Fine Gael

Profile Gibraltar: ‘I am a rock...’

Profile Gibraltar: ‘I am a rock...’

Factfile Age: depends on what country you ask Appearance: Britain in miniature on the Med, domina...

Mary Regan: The failed marriage that may need a quickie divorce

Mary Regan: The failed marriage that may need a quickie divorce

Going nowhere fast, meeting every crisis with stasis, the dysfunctional Dáil is as much use as a robot bride

The loss of two commissioners would be worse than careless

The loss of two commissioners would be worse than careless

The government’s big promises of reform in the Garda Síochána have proved a failure, and now it is supporting the very culture it sought to change

'Fitzgerald has little choice but to stand by O’Sullivan for as long as she can'

'Fitzgerald has little choice but to stand by O’Sullivan for as long as she can'

If the commissioner goes, she could bring the Justice Minister with her, writes Mary Regan

Martin McGuinness’s past offered SF opportunity for renewal

Martin McGuinness’s past offered SF opportunity for renewal

McGuinness’s presidential bid helped to purge the poison of its history from the Sinn Féin of today

Independent Alliance seeks law change for extra €455,000 annual funding

Independent Alliance seeks law change for extra €455,000 annual funding

All five of its TDs are drawing down an annual €37,000 “independents’ allowance”

Mary Regan: Enda Kenny's long goodbye

Mary Regan: Enda Kenny's long goodbye

Welcome home, Taoiseach. Now when, exactly, do you plan to step down?