Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

Resignation of Naughten injects new dynamic

Resignation of Naughten injects new dynamic

The government is more vulnerable than ever, but there are obstacles in the way of an early election

Burning down the house may be Varadkar’s best option

Burning down the house may be Varadkar’s best option

If this government goes to the Christmas recess, the advantage moves to the opposition

Will Corbyn step in at the 11th hour to save us from Brexit?

Will Corbyn step in at the 11th hour to save us from Brexit?

The British Labour Party leader is clear that leaving the EU without a deal would be a disaster for Britain. But is the committed Brexiteer really willing to have a people’s vote that includes the option to remain?

Report on policing offers minister historic opportunity

Report on policing offers minister historic opportunity

If implemented, recommendations made by the Commission on Policing could transform the Gardaí

How this country clawed its way back from the brink

How this country clawed its way back from the brink

After the banking crisis, presenting a united government front was essential in order to restore international confidence in Ireland – but it took its toll

Will the new Garda boss be allowed to do his job?

Will the new Garda boss be allowed to do his job?

Drew Harris may have to contend with a defend-the-citadel culture among some some senior serving members of the force

Rural post offices need to corner a new niche

Rural post offices need to corner a new niche

Ladling on the nostalgia and victimhood won’t stop the closures. We need to use the postal network to provide different services

Trapped in the past. Can Labour wait?

Trapped in the past. Can Labour wait?

The current debate about the Labour leadership is not about factions or ideology, but about performance and relevance

Pope must speak to issue of child abuse cover-up

Pope must speak to issue of child abuse cover-up

Pope Francis has been a slow learner when it comes to addressing the greatest scandal to engulf the Church

Anyone for President?

Anyone for President?

Potential candidates should be old enough to know that presidential campaigns are a bloodsport

Unlike the old bulldog, Johnson lacks teeth

Unlike the old bulldog, Johnson lacks teeth

As the British parliament finishes for the summer and Boris Johnson exits with a whimper, what is happening to Brexit?

An election? After you – no, after you

An election? After you – no, after you

Those who crave the excitement of a ballot in 2018 will probably have to make do with a presidential contest

Beware the Taoiseach’s  New York state of mind

Beware the Taoiseach’s New York state of mind

He is no Donald Trump, but it is puzzling and worrying that Leo Varadkar made the mistake of seeming to align himself with the US president’s dangerous, anti-democratic view of the media

Culture clash will be Harris’s first challenge

Culture clash will be Harris’s first challenge

The appointment of an outsider as Garda Commissioner is a hopeful sign, but the government must lead the way in supporting him in his endeavours

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