Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

The coalition must reconnect

The coalition must reconnect

Pat Rabbitte: if current trends continue, we’ll be back to the early-1980s lunacy of three general elections in 18 months

Independents do not offer a real alternative

Independents do not offer a real alternative

Today’s independent TDs don’t want to govern, or even bring down the government.

The art of burying political bad news

The art of burying political bad news

Report on small rural schools was buried because it feared the political consequences.

A budget marked by sound judgment

A budget marked by sound judgment

Government must consider more than just textbook economic advice

Centre wobbles in protest by-election

Centre wobbles in protest by-election

The by-election campaigns have been negative to the point of nihilism, reflecting the electorate's angry mood.

Advisers should solve problems, not create them

Advisers should solve problems, not create them

Enda Kenny is entitled to expect routine competence from the people around him, writes Pat Rabbitte.

Panic reigns in the scramble for Scotland

Panic reigns in the scramble for Scotland

We could have told the Scots that referendums are unpredictable, writes Pat Rabbitte.

Test for coalition is to hold its nerve

Test for coalition is to hold its nerve

With domestic indicators improving, and the eurozone's stagnation being addressed, the government has to stay the course, writes Pat Rabbitte.

RTE keeps asking the wrong question

RTE keeps asking the wrong question

As we swim against an acid tide of cynicism, it is difficult not to fear for the future of politics, writes Pat Rabbitte.

Decentralisation: Think again

Decentralisation: Think again

Let’s be honest. The McCreevy decentralisation plan is not working.