Elaine Byrne, Opinion /

Elaine Byrne: A painful case that took years to unwind

Elaine Byrne: A painful case that took years to unwind

Adrian Hardiman called it unique and unprecedented in the history of the state. He was right

Elaine Byrne: My five point plan for political reform

Elaine Byrne: My five point plan for political reform

These weeks of uncertainty provide an opportunity for clarity. Don’t stop at Dáil reform.

Elaine Byrne: Minority rule - get used to it

Elaine Byrne: Minority rule - get used to it

Elections are no longer a competition among centre parties

Elaine Byrne: Are Irish judges on the path to celebrity?

Elaine Byrne: Are Irish judges on the path to celebrity?

Our judiciary are, in general, not public figures – but that may be about to change

Elaine Byrne: What on earth has happened to the Fine Gael campaign?

Elaine Byrne: What on earth has happened to the Fine Gael campaign?

Style does not suit Kenny, a formidable one-to-one canvasser

The real difference between FF and FG

The real difference between FF and FG

Core economic policies don’t really matter

History lessons in the building of coalitions

History lessons in the building of coalitions

Des O’Malley’s volte face for Charles Haughey in 1989 shows that an FG-FF deal is possible

Elaine Byrne: Break with tradition and learn the lessons of this predictable pattern

Elaine Byrne: Break with tradition and learn the lessons of this predictable pattern

Another day, another inquiry that costs a fortune and results in nothing

Briefing: FG’s hubris may be Achilles heel as election draws near

Briefing: FG’s hubris may be Achilles heel as election draws near

Party strategists’ mantra of ‘stability and jobs’ may not be enough to get weaker candidates elected to the Dáil

Elaine Byrne: The (flood) plain truth about planning

Elaine Byrne: The (flood) plain truth about planning

There was probably a good reason the street was called Watery Road

Elaine Byrne: Election outcome could put ball in president’s court

Elaine Byrne: Election outcome could put ball in president’s court

Article 27 was designed for deadlocks between both houses of the Oireachtas

What will the next Dáil look like?

What will the next Dáil look like?

More women TDs, a fragmented opposition and an inter-party government are all on the cards

Elaine Byrne: Now let’s wait and see what the authorities do

Elaine Byrne: Now let’s wait and see what the authorities do

I have made formal complaints to the Garda about three councillors filmed by RTE

Elaine Byrne: The same as it was ever was

Elaine Byrne: The same as it was ever was

Powerful interests remain in place everywhere

North needs to move beyond enforced power-sharing

North needs to move beyond enforced power-sharing

Some 17 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement are these political structures preventing “normal” politics?