Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

Why are FG ministers rehabilitating FF

Why are FG ministers rehabilitating FF

Today’s poll shows government should stick to the script on the economy

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

‘To see how the other half lives” is a phrase used when the rest of us catch a glimpse of how the wealthy disport themselves. At a more mundane level, it is possible to live and work and play in our capital city and only rarely if ever encounter how

The offshore oil bonanza: where is it?

The offshore oil bonanza: where is it?

Fixing the tax system is easy, finding oil is trickier

Time to gather round the table, again

Time to gather round the table, again

Many regard social partnership as an industrial disease. But with pay pressure growing, it could be the answer

What will all the new parties actually do

What will all the new parties actually do

Independent TDs can barely agree on speaking time as it is, so why should voters trust them with reforming the political system?

Cooperation and conciliation

Cooperation and conciliation

In order to forge ahead in 2015 and regain voter confidence, the coalition needs to agree on specific objectives on which it can deliver

No place like home - if you have one

No place like home - if you have one

Housing has been the crisis nobody expected when this government came to office – but it is ours, however difficult, to deal with

Where is the ‘don’t pay’ posse leading us?

Where is the ‘don’t pay’ posse leading us?

When the protest leaders fold up their tents, the homeowner is left holding the parcel, writes Pat Rabbitte.

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

Pat Rabbitte: Are these people at all fit for government? The Mairia Cahill affair shows Sinn Féin hasn’t changed its spots

Pat Rabbitte: Are these people at all fit for government? The Mairia Cahill affair shows Sinn Féin hasn’t changed its spots

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.