Vincent Browne

Vincent Browne

A deal that fooled its creators

A deal that fooled its creators

Unionists saw the Good Friday Agreement as a defeat, and nationalists saw it as a victory. Both were wrong

The Vincent Browne anthology: his best and most provocative writing

The Vincent Browne anthology: his best and most provocative writing

Browne on Haughey, Ahern, power and corruption

A cold cynicism lies behind this tearful apology

A cold cynicism lies behind this tearful apology

Any hope of getting the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, or any of the other orders involved to contribute any compensation to the women they enslaved and abused is illusory.

Scrutiny of powerful must not end with libel ruling

Scrutiny of powerful must not end with libel ruling

Denis O'Brien's victory in his action against the Irish Daily Mail will have an inevitable effect on reporting and commentary on matters concerning him.

Strange days indeed for our shaky government

Strange days indeed for our shaky government

It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks. Last Tuesday, the cabinet, en masse, utterly botched its response to the Magdalen Laundries report.

Hysteria on crime only serves certain interests

Hysteria on crime only serves certain interests

Alan Shatter might turn out to be one of the better ministers in this government, but like many of his colleagues, he is prone to ministerial blather, writes Vincent Browne.

Slow-grinding wheels of justice cost us all dear

Slow-grinding wheels of justice cost us all dear

At the very least, the Irish people are entitled to know how the collapse of the financial institutions occurred.

Is this government committed to media diversity?

Is this government committed to media diversity?

Businessman Denis O'Brien is in no position to sermonise on a hands-off approach to media ownership, writes Vincent Browne.

It's easy to be positive - if you ignore the facts

It's easy to be positive - if you ignore the facts

While government ministers are putting a positive spin on 2013, the truth is that things are still looking pretty dire, writes Vincent Browne.

The real bullies are in politics - and in power

The real bullies are in politics - and in power

There is little prospect of this wretched government losing office in 2013, but there is quite a prospect of defections, humiliations and betrayals, starting with abortion.

Political and clerical hypocrisy on abortion issue

Political and clerical hypocrisy on abortion issue

Whatever discussion there is within the Fine Gael parliamentary party on abortion legislation is unlikely to be calm, and is certain to be unconsidered and insensitive.

Keaveney expelled for standing by Labour promises

Keaveney expelled for standing by Labour promises

So now a Labour TD has been expelled from the Labour Parliamentary Party for supporting the policies on which he and the Labour Party got elected 22 months ago.

After this budget, Labour's goose is surely cooked

After this budget, Labour's goose is surely cooked

Even though there are another three years to go to an election, the goose is already cooked for many Labour TDs.

Abortion debate reveals inequality of Irish laws

Abortion debate reveals inequality of Irish laws

Nothing that the expert group on abortion has proposed on clarifying the law on when abortion is permissible here would have saved the life of Savita Halappanavar.

A rise without trace for our unlikely Taoiseach

A rise without trace for our unlikely Taoiseach

On the day that yet another piece of bungling by this government was identified by the Supreme Court, Enda Kenny was being feted in Berlin.