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Will Fianna Fáil finally cut and run?

Will Fianna Fáil finally cut and run?

The proposed sell-off of 14,000 home loans could tempt Micheál Martin to bring down the government - but as the main legacy issue of the crash, the case would not withstand the scrutiny of any election campaign

Matt Cooper: Evasions and excuses won’t cut it from Cowen

Matt Cooper: Evasions and excuses won’t cut it from Cowen

Brian Cowen doesn’t want to be held responsible for the crash, but history shows that he went along with all the worst excesses of Bertie Ahern’s reign

Ian Guider: A new strategy for the state’s investment fund

Ian Guider: A new strategy for the state’s investment fund

Donohoe has said that the Irish Strategic Investment Fund is to be reassessed. What’s next for this curious beast?

Feargal Quinn: Dublin-centric Ireland needs a new outlook

Feargal Quinn: Dublin-centric Ireland needs a new outlook

The government has suggested regional development is a priority. Let’s hope it goes further than its predecessor's lip service when it came to balanced development outside the capital

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

This move is a grubby capitulation to the ill-informed obsession of Shane Ross

Mary Regan: 'Time for new Taoiseach to define what he stands for'

Mary Regan: 'Time for new Taoiseach to define what he stands for'

Leo Varadkar is displaying an inexplicable reluctance to tie himself to any political position

Michael McDowell: A weak government is facing legislative paralysis

Michael McDowell: A weak government is facing legislative paralysis

There’s nothing to stop Leo Varadkar moving to tackle the rot at the heart of the Garda leadership

Dust flies amid the Dáil Éireann bullfight

Dust flies amid the Dáil Éireann bullfight

Varadkar’s accession has changed the dynamic of Fianna Fáil’s deal with FG

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Fianna Fáil knows all about stroke politics, but it went too far in its attack on the former attorney general

Colin Murphy: Why we need to respect the DUP

Colin Murphy: Why we need to respect the DUP

Respect for democracy, as well as for the peace process, demands that we respect its right to participate in government

Elaine Byrne: Due process has left the building

Elaine Byrne: Due process has left the building

The culture within the PAC has apparently decided that no matter what the issue, Nóirín O’Sullivan is guilty

Ray Bassett: Still a long way to go before we see how Britain will pull out of the EU

Ray Bassett: Still a long way to go before we see how Britain will pull out of the EU

If reports from Brussels are factual, then all the assurances given by our government over our red lines on the border were simply hot air. We badly miscalculated during David Cameron’s renegotiations, so let us not do so again

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Theresa May seems determined to wrench defeat from the jaws of victory

Pat Rabbitte: Varadkar’s undoubted talents do not guarantee success

Pat Rabbitte: Varadkar’s undoubted talents do not guarantee success

The lifespan of the new government will be determined by the relationship Varadkar manages to establish with Fianna Fáil

Feargal Quinn: Can Varadkar strike while the iron is hot?

Feargal Quinn: Can Varadkar strike while the iron is hot?

Throughout Europe, workers in essential services are limited in the strike measures they can take. It remains to be seen if Varadkar has the courage to follow through on his proposals for their Irish equivalents