Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte: 'Trotskyist left are a destructive breed apart'

Pat Rabbitte: 'Trotskyist left are a destructive breed apart'

Jobstown is a community that does not deserve to carry the can for ugly imported protest politics

The move to end the ‘baptism barrier’ is a modest proposal

The move to end the ‘baptism barrier’ is a modest proposal

Most schools will notice no change as a result of Richard Bruton’s intervention. So why the fuss?

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Fianna Fáil knows all about stroke politics, but it went too far in its attack on the former attorney general

Pat Rabbitte: Leo will have to prove his mettle - pronto

Pat Rabbitte: Leo will have to prove his mettle - pronto

In his reshuffle, the new Taoiseach has brought back old faces who failed to get things done. Instead of being cautious, Varadkar needs to exercise leadership

Pat Rabbitte: The re-energising of the left/right divide

Pat Rabbitte: The re-energising of the left/right divide

Smaller government, lower taxes and free markets are leaving millions of people insecure and substantial numbers in poverty

Pat Rabbitte: Varadkar’s undoubted talents do not guarantee success

Pat Rabbitte: Varadkar’s undoubted talents do not guarantee success

The lifespan of the new government will be determined by the relationship Varadkar manages to establish with Fianna Fáil

Pat Rabbitte: A decent man is leaving the political stage

Pat Rabbitte: A decent man is leaving the political stage

Last year’s general election probably came a year too soon for Kenny

Pat Rabbitte’s guide to the two candidates

Pat Rabbitte’s guide to the two candidates

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May’s mindless and reckless campaign

May’s mindless and reckless campaign

The British prime minister wants to grab the Ukip vote by focusing on Brexit, but this could result in a ‘no deal’ outcome

Public realm remains poisoned with rancour

Public realm remains poisoned with rancour

The professional classes have had a good recession - millions have been accumulated in fees from the misery of others

National Maternity Hospital storm has taken Harris by surprise

National Maternity Hospital storm has taken Harris by surprise

The focus on getting the National Maternity Hospital over the line is the type of tunnel vision that almost always puts us in minefields

Fianna Fáil and their leader doth protest too much

Fianna Fáil and their leader doth protest too much

If the figures after a general election come remotely close to Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin being able to form a government, it will happen

Labour needs to compete on its own terms

Labour needs to compete on its own terms

Labour should not seek to compete with the ultra-left or permit itself to be written out of the economic recovery

Maybe a general election is best outcome

Maybe a general election is best outcome

This type of government can’t tackle any of the big strategic challenges facing our country

O’Sullivan just the tip of the big blue iceberg

O’Sullivan just the tip of the big blue iceberg

The last thing we need is another review of the Garda Síochána. Instead, the Garda Inspectorate report should be implemented