Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte: Here’s the truth, the EU is under threat

Pat Rabbitte: Here’s the truth, the EU is under threat

It’s not the economy, stupid, it’s the European Union’s disjointed response to the migrant crisis

Pat Rabbitte: At last, Labour has the space to make its case

Pat Rabbitte: At last, Labour has the space to make its case

Recent opinion polls suggest the party has a fighting chance

The guards have a choice: reform or regress

The guards have a choice: reform or regress

The Garda Inspectorate report on An Garda Síochána has an urgent and clear message

Pat Rabbitte: Running for election on a platform of non-participation

Pat Rabbitte: Running for election on a platform of non-participation

Only the government parties are competing to govern

Pat Rabbitte: Denigrate all politics and we’ll end up with Trump

Pat Rabbitte: Denigrate all politics and we’ll end up with Trump

Despite what we saw on RTE Investigates last week, politics in Ireland is not rotten to the core

Pat Rabbitte: FF’s ‘no coalition’ stance will turn voters off

Pat Rabbitte: FF’s ‘no coalition’ stance will turn voters off

Fianna Fáil going into an election to lead the opposition is a real novelty

Pat Rabbitte: An anti-political mood solves nothing

Pat Rabbitte: An anti-political mood solves nothing

Pretending there are easy solutions to society’s problems helps no one

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s task is to change negative narrative

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s task is to change negative narrative

Despite what the critics think, the Labour Party has a good story to tell. It just has to tell it better

Pat Rabbitte: Establishment parties still in the game

Pat Rabbitte: Establishment parties still in the game

Some are saying the rise of the left heralds great political change. They may well be surprised on polling day

Pat Rabbitte: The Corrib delay has a silver lining

Pat Rabbitte: The Corrib delay has a silver lining

The Erris Peninsula, traditionally haunted by emigration, has had a good recession

Pat Rabbitte: Of course Noonan is trying to win the election

Pat Rabbitte: Of course Noonan is trying to win the election

To criticise the budget because it precedes a general election is meaningless

Pat Rabbitte: That €1.5bn will have to go a long way in the budget

Pat Rabbitte: That €1.5bn will have to go a long way in the budget

Interest groups invariably cloak their requests for extra cash as being for the greater good

Public disservice broadcast

Public disservice broadcast

RTÉ is unwise to allow social media obsessions to dictate its news agenda, garda escort or not

Recovery is leaving Sinn Féin behind

Recovery is leaving Sinn Féin behind

The post-crash period is changing politics – and Sinn Féin is losing out

Let’s not call this one a ‘giveaway’ budget

Let’s not call this one a ‘giveaway’ budget

The budget parameters adopted by the government are very restrictive