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.

"PJ Mara was drawn to, and understood, power and wealth. He  spent  his life surrounded by both"

"PJ Mara was drawn to, and understood, power and wealth. He spent his life surrounded by both"

Mara had a significant influence on the shaping of modern Ireland.

Pat Leahy: The next economic shock could be just around the corner

Pat Leahy: The next economic shock could be just around the corner

This is something we should all consider as we head into the general election campaign

Polls show abrupt stop in steady rise of Fine Gael support

Polls show abrupt stop in steady rise of Fine Gael support

FG down by 2 points to 30 per cent; Fianna Fail up to 19 per cent

Fianna Fáil puts Martin on plinth for taoiseach

Fianna Fáil puts Martin on plinth for taoiseach

Party insists it is not running to lead opposition

CAB probes Moriarty Tribunal findings with new documents

CAB probes Moriarty Tribunal findings with new documents

Key witnesses have been interviewed in recent months

Pat Leahy: Stability versus chaos is a transparent election wheeze by the coalition parties

Pat Leahy: Stability versus chaos is a transparent election wheeze by the coalition parties

Why is everyone – including the opposition – buying into it?

Pat Leahy: The politics of prosperity can be a difficult business

Pat Leahy: The politics of prosperity can be a difficult business

There is no linear relationship between economic growth and government approval

Profile Renua Ireland

Profile Renua Ireland

Renua broom?

Pat Leahy: The government shouldn’t get carried away yet

Pat Leahy: The government shouldn’t get carried away yet

There are several factors that could yet derail the train to re-election

Renua to reveal plans for massive cuts to CGT

Renua to reveal plans for massive cuts to CGT

Party leader Lucinda Creighton will unveil plan tomorrow

Outlook 2016: Decision time approaches

Outlook 2016: Decision time approaches

What kind of government society do Irish people want?

Government and HSE at war over funding levels

Government and HSE at war over funding levels

Fractious exchanges at cabinet when Varadkar backed HSE service plan

Pat Leahy: The Grumpy Middle gravitates back to government parties

Pat Leahy: The Grumpy Middle gravitates back to government parties

The past year has seen quite a transformation in the coalition’s fortunes

Kenny promises US tax rates as FG/Lab rise in new poll

Kenny promises US tax rates as FG/Lab rise in new poll

Government parties preparing for late February general election

Pat Leahy: Appeal for change is strong in the Irish electorate

Pat Leahy: Appeal for change is strong in the Irish electorate

Politicians need to show voters what power really means