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Back Room: The Irish left has marginalised itself

Back Room: The Irish left has marginalised itself

Inside politics

What Leo and Ivan have in common

What Leo and Ivan have in common

Dead in the water

Dead in the water

The coalition has utterly failed to convince the public that its promises of genuine reform will come true, writes Pat Leahy.

A manifesto for the independents

A manifesto for the independents

Independents are traditionally seen as acting on the fringes of government. But they can govern from the middle too, writes Lucinda Creighton.

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.

A licence to print money?

A licence to print money?

The man who invented the term QE says it won’t work for Europe – at least, not the way the ECB wants to do it

E-Tendering: Gardaí seek a van-do attitude

E-Tendering: Gardaí seek a van-do attitude

An Appealing prospect?

An Appealing prospect?

The new court aims to improve efficiency, but critics are doubtful

Himself Alone: Absent Adams still under siege

Himself Alone: Absent Adams still under siege

Questions persist about the leadership and the future of Sinn Féin, as Maíria Cahill’s allegations are just the latest in a string of controversies that have cut into the party’s support

Pouring cold water on public anger

Pouring cold water on public anger

The coalition is struggling to come up with a formula to end the anger over water charges, writes Michael Brennan, Political Correspondent

Back Room: The rise of the independents and stable government

Back Room: The rise of the independents and stable government

Perks, pay and the bonus culture

Perks, pay and the bonus culture

Ten steps to starting a new political party

Ten steps to starting a new political party

Those who want to form a new political party should learn from Des O’Malley

If you want to help the child, support the parent

If you want to help the child, support the parent

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