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.

McDowell's holiday home a surprise hit with the tourists

McDowell's holiday home a surprise hit with the tourists

From top sources in Roscommon comes the astonishing news that Michael McDowell's holiday home has become something of a tourist attraction.

State pays over €50m in legal fees

State pays over €50m in legal fees

The state has paid more than €50 million in fees to lawyers since the beginning of last year, new figures from government departments reveal.

Socialists rally to the Bewley's cause

Socialists rally to the Bewley's cause

Following Red Bertie's declaration of undying faith in the universal socialist credo, the country has been awash with calls to nationalise the banks, reopen the coalmines, penalise the rich and generally transport ourselves collectively back to the 1

Socialist Posing

Socialist Posing

Bertie Ahern's socialist remark has received saturation coverage in the media, but is a left-leaning government actually what the electorate wants?

Ready, steady, SPEND

Ready, steady, SPEND

Even with a new finance minister, thre are some things that won't change on Budget Day.

President prevented from visiting hostel

President prevented from visiting hostel

President McAleese was denied permission to visit a hostel for child asylum seekers because the East Coast Area Health Board had not sanctioned the visit.

Magahy under fire as MediaLab close to closure

Magahy under fire as MediaLab close to closure

MediaLab Europe (MLE), the government-backed technology venture in the Digital Hub in the Liberties in Dublin, is on the verge of closure.