Pat Leahy

Pat Leahy

Pat Leahy is one of the country’s most respected political journalists and is the author of two best-selling books on Irish politics, Showtime (2009), and The Price of Power (2013). He has also written and presented a number of documentaries for RTE television. He holds a degree in law from UCD, and was a Reuters fellow at Oxford University.

Election 2016: Kenny in the firing line as voters deliver earthquake

Election 2016: Kenny in the firing line as voters deliver earthquake

Pressure builds for FF-FG grand coalition; FF to demand Taoiseach’s office in any deal; Labour decimated as independents and SF surge

Election 2016: Sinn Féin poised to lead opposition after major gains

Election 2016: Sinn Féin poised to lead opposition after major gains

Party could be in the low to mid-20s in seat numbers

Election 2016: Fianna Fáil celebrates gains nationwide, capital comeback

Election 2016: Fianna Fáil celebrates gains nationwide, capital comeback

Micheál Martin now faces the thorny issue of coalition with Fine Gael

Election 2016: Change but not as we know it

Election 2016: Change but not as we know it

The key to this election has been the “grumpy middle”

Election 2016: FG is left shellshocked by historic meltdown

Election 2016: FG is left shellshocked by historic meltdown

Party facing catastrophic loss of seats across the country

Pat Rabbitte: Enda Kenny can hardly refuse Fianna Fáil – whatever the cost may be

Pat Rabbitte: Enda Kenny can hardly refuse Fianna Fáil – whatever the cost may be

The grand coalition is certain, if not immediate

Election 2016: Leaders' debate last chance saloon to win undecideds

Election 2016: Leaders' debate last chance saloon to win undecideds

Fine Gael and Labour need a game changer tonight, writes Pat Leahy

Vulture funds set for post-election blitz on business

Vulture funds set for post-election blitz on business

Poll: FG rises as Sinn Féin slumps; Business backs FG despite concerns

Election 2016: Pat Leahy’s election diary

Election 2016: Pat Leahy’s election diary

The election campaign that we never got, schadenfreude at the demise of Labour, and TDs with holes in their bank accounts

Election 2016 is there to be won – or lost

Election 2016 is there to be won – or lost

Time to decide

Election 2016: Fine Gael get ahead in final stretch of campaign

Election 2016: Fine Gael get ahead in final stretch of campaign

Red C tracking poll shows support up by two points to 30 per cent

Election 2016: Leaders' debate does little to change the big picture

Election 2016: Leaders' debate does little to change the big picture

The election campaign remains deadlocked with no apparent alternative government in sight

Election 2016: Tonight's seven-way debate is a big chance for the minnows

Election 2016: Tonight's seven-way debate is a big chance for the minnows

But the big fish must avoid being reeled in, writes Pat Leahy

Leaders’ Irish debate in doubt as Adams withdraws

Leaders’ Irish debate in doubt as Adams withdraws

Adams did not feel sufficiently proficient to debate in the language

Voters not buying coalition’s auction politics

Voters not buying coalition’s auction politics

Fine Gael and Labour’s combined vote has dropped by five points