Pat Rabbite

Pat Rabbite

Agreement, but challenges remain in the madness of Westminster

Agreement, but challenges remain in the madness of Westminster

For unionist politicians Brexit was never primarily about trade or economics, but about identity politics and maintaining the union

What legendary civil servant Peter Berry can teach us about the Department of Justice

What legendary civil servant Peter Berry can teach us about the Department of Justice

Berry believed ministers come and go, but the Department of Justice goes on forever, and can play by different rules to other departments

Democracy is in thrall to a dangerous new populism

Democracy is in thrall to a dangerous new populism

People are so discontented and ill at ease that they are increasingly prepared to chance the unknown

Time to pour cold water on the rumours

Time to pour cold water on the rumours

A lack of clarity on the part of the government over water charges has allowed urban myths to take hold, writes Pat Rabbitte.

Leo is box office, and he knows it

Leo is box office, and he knows it

Enda Kenny is likely to take the flak for his squabble with the health minister, writes Pat Rabbitte.

Sinn Féin’s double standards Down Under

Sinn Féin’s double standards Down Under

Mary Lou McDonald’s fondness for business class jars with the supposed asceticism of her party.