Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte

Articles by Pat Rabbitte

An election? After you – no, after you

An election? After you – no, after you

Those who crave the excitement of a ballot in 2018 will probably have to make do with a presidential contest

Beware the Taoiseach’s  New York state of mind

Beware the Taoiseach’s New York state of mind

He is no Donald Trump, but it is puzzling and worrying that Leo Varadkar made the mistake of seeming to align himself with the US president’s dangerous, anti-democratic view of the media

Culture clash will be Harris’s first challenge

Culture clash will be Harris’s first challenge

The appointment of an outsider as Garda Commissioner is a hopeful sign, but the government must lead the way in supporting him in his endeavours

Drumm deserves to be in prison – and should be joined by others

Drumm deserves to be in prison – and should be joined by others

We have a long history of crony capitalism, but the former head of Anglo represents a new breed of reckless bankers who almost brought down the state

RTÉ needs a new funding model

RTÉ needs a new funding model

In the era of ‘fake news’, properly resourced public service broadcasting is crucial for the survival of democracy

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the problem of Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the problem of Sinn Féin

They can’t afford to ignore the party’s coalition offer, but entertaining it could frighten the pre-election horses

The Labour Party now faces its greatest challenge

The Labour Party now faces its greatest challenge

The liberal agenda has been realised: it’s time to take on the issues that preoccupy this generation of young workers

Now may be the time for Varadkar to take the leap

Now may be the time for Varadkar to take the leap

The success of the referendum may encourage the Taoiseach to dissolve this dysfunctional government and seek a firmer mandate

Low lie the spirits of Athenry

Low lie the spirits of Athenry

Apple’s decision not to go ahead with its data centre is a major blow to the area – and a landmark industrial failure that should be investigated

The silent vote will decide the outcome of this referendum

The silent vote will decide the outcome of this referendum

If the No side prevails, the backlash from modern Ireland will focus angrily on Fianna Fáil

Poll: It may be time for a general election

Poll: It may be time for a general election

With Brexit looming and Fianna Fáil carping, Varadkar might be inclined to bite the bullet this summer

Denis’s error of judgment puts lobbying in the spotlight

Denis’s error of judgment puts lobbying in the spotlight

Minister Naughten fell foul of the easy access to our politicians these practitioners enjoy

Challenging issues of media ownership

Challenging issues of media ownership

Company law may be more relevant than media law in determining what happened at Independent News & Media

Fianna Fáil must rely on events

Fianna Fáil must rely on events

Martin’s troops may be pushing for an election, but it could prove as difficult to scupper this government as it was to form it

Realpolitik trumps neutrality

Realpolitik trumps neutrality

In voting for Brexit, Britain rejected the EU and imperiled Ireland’s economy, yet it was vital we stood side by side with Theresa May over the Skripal poisoning