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Elaine Byrne: Earnest Simon’s simply playing the long game

Elaine Byrne: Earnest Simon’s simply playing the long game

Those predicting that Leo Varadkar has the FG leadership sewn up are wide of the mark

Political man cannot live on law alone

Political man cannot live on law alone

The public want TDs to kick up about local problems – to ignore this is the kiss of death for a career politician

The experts have spoken, now the politicians must act

The experts have spoken, now the politicians must act

The expert group on the future of water charges has found a way to scrap the charge without the government losing face

Fine Gael feels the drip-drip effect of Irish Water

Fine Gael feels the drip-drip effect of Irish Water

As the Commission on Irish Water releases its findings, nervous politicians differ on what to do with the ‘dead cat’

My prediction that Brexit would be used to attempt a federalist constitutionalist putsch has come true

My prediction that Brexit would be used to attempt a federalist constitutionalist putsch has come true

Most Europeans, including myself, wish the EU to be a partnership of independent sovereign states

The public want their pay back – but can we afford it?

The public want their pay back – but can we afford it?

People surely deserve a pay rise, but the question is whether the government can afford to give them one

Teething pains for Ross as he takes on the establishment

Teething pains for Ross as he takes on the establishment

Is Ross struggling with the transition from vocal opponent to decision-maker?

Michael Brennan: The fine line between influence and interference

Michael Brennan: The fine line between influence and interference

There is an unseen hand of political pressure behind Central Bank governor Philip Lane’s moves

Marion McKeone: 'A recount could spell trouble after Donald Trump's election victory'

Marion McKeone: 'A recount could spell trouble after Donald Trump's election victory'

The Clinton campaign is making no comment on Jill Stein’s bid to reverse the ballot ouctome in three states

For many, wealth simply evaporates in the heat of the new world order, and Trump capitalised

For many, wealth simply evaporates in the heat of the new world order, and Trump capitalised

Long before Trump, tens of millions of people saw themselves as casualities of economic globalisation

Industrial relations puts government on the ropes

Industrial relations puts government on the ropes

Fine Gael does not want its legacy to be one of having blown the recovery by giving in to vested interests

Hugh O'Connell: the government faces chaos unless it deals with public sector pay

Hugh O'Connell: the government faces chaos unless it deals with public sector pay

Ministers are heading for disaster if they think the Lansdowne Road Agreement will hold together for much longer

The British judges who stuck a legal thumb into the Article 50 shotgun are unfairly getting both barrels

The British judges who stuck a legal thumb into the Article 50 shotgun are unfairly getting both barrels

How Brexiteers could unleash such a torrent on judges who were asked to resolve a perfectly straightforward issue?

The saga of Mary Robinson’s presidential library reflects a wider malaise in Irish public life

The saga of Mary Robinson’s presidential library reflects a wider malaise in Irish public life

It could well damage her legacy

US presidential debate: Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

US presidential debate: Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

Trump's astonishing lack of impulse control betrayed him once again, writes Marion McKeone