Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

Drumm deserves to be in prison – and should be joined by others

Drumm deserves to be in prison – and should be joined by others

We have a long history of crony capitalism, but the former head of Anglo represents a new breed of reckless bankers who almost brought down the state

RTÉ needs a new funding model

RTÉ needs a new funding model

In the era of ‘fake news’, properly resourced public service broadcasting is crucial for the survival of democracy

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the problem of Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the problem of Sinn Féin

They can’t afford to ignore the party’s coalition offer, but entertaining it could frighten the pre-election horses

The Labour Party now faces its greatest challenge

The Labour Party now faces its greatest challenge

The liberal agenda has been realised: it’s time to take on the issues that preoccupy this generation of young workers

Now may be the time for Varadkar to take the leap

Now may be the time for Varadkar to take the leap

The success of the referendum may encourage the Taoiseach to dissolve this dysfunctional government and seek a firmer mandate

Low lie the spirits of Athenry

Low lie the spirits of Athenry

Apple’s decision not to go ahead with its data centre is a major blow to the area – and a landmark industrial failure that should be investigated

The silent vote will decide the outcome of this referendum

The silent vote will decide the outcome of this referendum

If the No side prevails, the backlash from modern Ireland will focus angrily on Fianna Fáil

Poll: It may be time for a general election

Poll: It may be time for a general election

With Brexit looming and Fianna Fáil carping, Varadkar might be inclined to bite the bullet this summer

Denis’s error of judgment puts lobbying in the spotlight

Denis’s error of judgment puts lobbying in the spotlight

Minister Naughten fell foul of the easy access to our politicians these practitioners enjoy

Challenging issues of media ownership

Challenging issues of media ownership

Company law may be more relevant than media law in determining what happened at Independent News & Media

Fianna Fáil must rely on events

Fianna Fáil must rely on events

Martin’s troops may be pushing for an election, but it could prove as difficult to scupper this government as it was to form it

Realpolitik trumps neutrality

Realpolitik trumps neutrality

In voting for Brexit, Britain rejected the EU and imperiled Ireland’s economy, yet it was vital we stood side by side with Theresa May over the Skripal poisoning

We could still end up under the Brexit bus

We could still end up under the Brexit bus

So far, the EU’s negotiators have been positive, honourable and very much on Ireland’s side, but there is a nagging fear that it will all go badly wrong at the last minute

The Good Friday Agreement is starting to come apart

The Good Friday Agreement is starting to come apart

As the 20th anniversary of the peace deal approaches, everyone is out for themselves – and those old battle lines are being redrawn

Pat Rabbitte: Brexit is poisoning our relations with our neighbours

Pat Rabbitte: Brexit is poisoning our relations with our neighbours

Irish demands have become a convenient whipping boy for extreme Brexiteers