Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

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

Noonan must address plight of mortgage holders

Noonan must address plight of mortgage holders

Houses, whether building them, paying for them, repossessing them or renting them, remain politic...

The constitutional crisis that never was

The constitutional crisis that never was

For almost a week, the country resembled the stage performance of I, Keano

Gilmore: Steadfast when it counted

Gilmore: Steadfast when it counted

Eamon Gilmore has much to be proud of - not least an economy that is now in recovery

Will Labour reap marriage referendum rewards?

Will Labour reap marriage referendum rewards?

Only Wordsworth can capture the carnival of celebration that followed on from the marriage equali...

Is our corporate tax system fair?

Is our corporate tax system fair?

Back in the mid-1990s, I was a member of a small cabinet sub-group under the chairmanship of then...

Now who wants to follow the Syriza lead?

Now who wants to follow the Syriza lead?

Sinn Féin used to talk about how it would be the Irish Syriza.

Cameron may be the last prime minister of  the UK

Cameron may be the last prime minister of the UK

The Tory victory means great uncertainty for both the European Union and the United Kingdom