Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte: FF are only bolshie when it suits them

Pat Rabbitte: FF are only bolshie when it suits them

The so-called opposition are going to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

Pat Rabbitte: A leadership battle is not what Labour needs

Pat Rabbitte: A leadership battle is not what Labour needs

The question now facing the Labour Party is not who will lead it, but what it stands for

Pat Rabbitte: Filibuster and paralysis on new Dáil’s horizon

Pat Rabbitte: Filibuster and paralysis on new Dáil’s horizon

Ireland is not Denmark, and our politicians are not as nuanced as our European cousins in the art of compromise

The new politics is reeking of the old

The new politics is reeking of the old

Water charges were the top concern of 8 per cent of voters, so how have they come to dominate the narrative?

A government deal that is written on water

A government deal that is written on water

The last two months of haggling over Irish Water just compounded the mistakes made in its establishment

Pat Rabbitte; FF’s obfuscation is running out of road

Pat Rabbitte; FF’s obfuscation is running out of road

If a government is not elected on Wednesday it’s Election 2016 mark II

Fianna Fáil shaken by Kenny’s grand gesture

Fianna Fáil shaken by Kenny’s grand gesture

Fianna Fáil must decide whether to make the jump into government

The housing crisis needs the attention of a functioning Dáil – and fast

The housing crisis needs the attention of a functioning Dáil – and fast

This jars with the spectacle from the one-day sitting of a rudderless Dáil

Patience wears thin as FG and FF prevaricate

Patience wears thin as FG and FF prevaricate

How long can the present ritual play out without inflicting damage?

Enda stepped out and Micheál stepped in again

Enda stepped out and Micheál stepped in again

Numbers don’t lie: it’s a grand coalition or another general election

Pat Rabbitte: Fianna Fáil is just playing for time

Pat Rabbitte: Fianna Fáil is just playing for time

Only another election can provide an enduring government. For now, let’s limit the damage

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s alternative voice drowned out by protest politics

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s alternative voice drowned out by protest politics

The golden age of social democracy in Europe is over, and that means any party from that tradition will struggle to keep its values in government

Pat Rabbitte: Voters should be careful what they wish for

Pat Rabbitte: Voters should be careful what they wish for

Does anybody seriously think the small parties’ proposals are workable?

Tune in to the campaign merry-go-round

Tune in to the campaign merry-go-round

Fiscal space, full public inquiries - and someone apologising to the nation about something

Pat Rabbitte: Are Irish politicians really so unpopular?

Pat Rabbitte: Are Irish politicians really so unpopular?

Toxic unpopularity of politicians not so evident on the doors