Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

Careless comments on homelessness could cost Fine Gael dear

Careless comments on homelessness could cost Fine Gael dear

Leo Varadkar needs to be aware that straight talking can come across as callousness – and it could wind up sinking his government

Taoiseach needs to lift the lid on greed and inequality

Taoiseach needs to lift the lid on greed and inequality

Varadkar’s early risers should not be blaming welfare recipients for their woes, but those enabling the super-wealthy to pay a pittance in taxes

Does the Irish question truly matter to Britain?

Does the Irish question truly matter to Britain?

British ministers don’t seem to understand the implications of Brexit, yet the Irish government has explained them well

Pat Rabbitte: Banks play by different rules

Pat Rabbitte: Banks play by different rules

Hopefully the game is up for opportunistic banks, but don’t bet on it

Civil War parties face off in a nervous game of existential poker

Civil War parties face off in a nervous game of existential poker

As the two big parties circle each other, there is a palpable fear of going in for the kill

‘See if you can help this young fella’

‘See if you can help this young fella’

As president of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), I first met Liam Cosgrave in February 1973

Boeing verdict could spell turbulent times in Belfast

Boeing verdict could spell turbulent times in Belfast

The decision by the US government to support Boeing’s allegations of anti-competitive practices is an example of politics intervening with business. Politics will determine the outcome

In the next 100 days, we’ll get Varadkar’s true measure

In the next 100 days, we’ll get Varadkar’s true measure

Those who write Varadkar off after barely three months are making a mistake

EU tax changes a bigger threat than Brexit

EU tax changes a bigger threat than Brexit

The Coffey review warns interfering with corporate tax regime could cost Ireland up to €4 billion

How Sinn Féin can stop Brexit

How Sinn Féin can stop Brexit

The party of abstentionism has an historic opportunity to safeguard the future of both parts of this island

Pat Rabbitte on the outsiders

Pat Rabbitte on the outsiders

It is invaluable for ministers to have external advisers with whom to kick around ideas. The trick is making sure these supposedly ‘uninterested parties’ do not secretly have skin in the game

Bankers’ arrogance is an insult to all the real-life ‘Orlas’

Bankers’ arrogance is an insult to all the real-life ‘Orlas’

Banks have some cheek marketing themselves as friendly brokers to cash-strapped young people trying to buy a house, writes Pat Rabbitte

Why the GAA still matters to people

Why the GAA still matters to people

One Irish institution after another has been brought to heel, but the guardian of our games endures

Weak government is to the detriment of the public good

Weak government is to the detriment of the public good

Ineffectual leadership is not the answer for democratic countries struggling to respond to declining faith in modern governance

Pat Rabbitte: Pipe leaks and pay gaps draw silly season responses

Pat Rabbitte: Pipe leaks and pay gaps draw silly season responses

'Two state corporations are not to blame for the latest controversies'