Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

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'

Balancing act between state and Big Oil

Balancing act between state and Big Oil

There may well be very considerable oil and gas resources ‘out there’, the problem is finding them

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