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.

Government support rises in latest Red C poll

Government support rises in latest Red C poll

Fine Gael up to 32 per cent and Labour up to 9 per cent

Focus moves to EU emissions plans after Paris deal

Focus moves to EU emissions plans after Paris deal

Negotiations on emission will commence in the spring

Pro-lifers lobby FF on abortion

Pro-lifers lobby FF on abortion

Around 14 or 15 TDs and senators attended the meeting

Review finds no corruption in planning authorities

Review finds no corruption in planning authorities

A copy of the report has been seen by The Sunday Business Post

Pat Leahy: Voters often take the politicians’ side anyway

Pat Leahy: Voters often take the politicians’ side anyway

There are many examples of Irish politicians who have survived after abusing their office

Pat Leahy: We can have a traditional election campaign with something for everyone,

Pat Leahy: We can have a traditional election campaign with something for everyone,

Or we can face up to real choices..we can’t do both

Declan Ganley: money, power and me

Declan Ganley: money, power and me

Before the time of bust, bailout, austerity and recovery, he seemed to be the coming force of Irish politics

Pat Leahy: Abortion is an election issue, whether Kenny likes it or not

Pat Leahy: Abortion is an election issue, whether Kenny likes it or not

The Taoiseach’s fabled gift for sniffing the wind will now be put to the test once again

Pat Leahy: The surging economy has changed the political context

Pat Leahy: The surging economy has changed the political context

That is no guarantee of success for the coalition, but it is a massive advantage

Abortion campaigners target candidates ahead of election

Abortion campaigners target candidates ahead of election

Fine Gael sources insisted that the Taoiseach had “closed down” the abortion issue

Bonanza: tax take surges as economy hits Tiger era levels

Bonanza: tax take surges as economy hits Tiger era levels

Brendan Howlin rejects fiscal council’s budget warnings

Pat Leahy: Focus on where parties stand, not who they stand with

Pat Leahy: Focus on where parties stand, not who they stand with

There is an opportunity for a debate about the country's future path

RED C Poll: regional breakdown gives greater insight into political landscape

RED C Poll: regional breakdown gives greater insight into political landscape

Extra data shows vastly more complex picture behind headline figures

Pat Leahy: Voters poised on standby mode

Pat Leahy: Voters poised on standby mode

With voters as yet unengaged, figures represent successful holding operation for government

Full steam ahead for the economy, Noonan tells cabinet colleagues

Full steam ahead for the economy, Noonan tells cabinet colleagues

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told his cabinet colleagues that the public finances are ...