Articles by Pat Rabbitte
Independent TDs can barely agree on speaking time as it is, so why should voters trust them with reforming the political system?
In order to forge ahead in 2015 and regain voter confidence, the coalition needs to agree on specific objectives on which it can deliver
Housing has been the crisis nobody expected when this government came to office – but it is ours, however difficult, to deal with
When the protest leaders fold up their tents, the homeowner is left holding the parcel, writes Pat Rabbitte.
Today’s independent TDs don’t want to govern, or even bring down the government
Pat Rabbitte: if current trends continue, we’ll be back to the early-1980s lunacy of three general elections in 18 months
Today’s independent TDs don’t want to govern, or even bring down the government.
Report on small rural schools was buried because it feared the political consequences.
Government must consider more than just textbook economic advice
The by-election campaigns have been negative to the point of nihilism, reflecting the electorate's angry mood.
Enda Kenny is entitled to expect routine competence from the people around him, writes Pat Rabbitte.
We could have told the Scots that referendums are unpredictable, writes Pat Rabbitte.
With domestic indicators improving, and the eurozone's stagnation being addressed, the government has to stay the course, writes Pat Rabbitte.
As we swim against an acid tide of cynicism, it is difficult not to fear for the future of politics, writes Pat Rabbitte.