Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

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

The buck stops with civil servants too

The buck stops with civil servants too

The Callinan letter shows how politicians rely on bureaucrats

Enduring the silly season soundtrack of negativity

Enduring the silly season soundtrack of negativity

The country is grumpy right now, but that may be put aside when the election comes along

Ratbag majorities to be order of say

Ratbag majorities to be order of say

The people are determined to vote against politics and politicians, and let the pieces fall where they may

Cavalier media are selling the inquiry short

Cavalier media are selling the inquiry short

Powerful forces don’t want to see the banking inquiry complete its work

Coalition time for the unloved and the unforgiven?

Coalition time for the unloved and the unforgiven?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may have to finally bury the Civil War hatchet after such grim poll tidings

Popinjay politics runs away from responsibility

Popinjay politics runs away from responsibility

None of the new parties have presented credible alternatives

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

It’s time to consider whether our electoral system is serving us well

New political alternatives are chaotic and dispiriting

New political alternatives are chaotic and dispiriting

There are dangers in the politics of magical thinking

Labour finds it’s harder to take credit than blame

Labour finds it’s harder to take credit than blame

The latest opinion poll shows relative stability but, of the parties, Labour will be the most displeased with the fleeting nature of public approval