Elaine Byrne, Opinion /

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?

Elaine Byrne: We need Cosgrave and the tall poppies

Elaine Byrne: We need Cosgrave and the tall poppies

The personal attacks on Cosgrave were typical shoot the messenger but ignore the message stuff

Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change

Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change

We may not care about polar bears, but we do care about the impact of climate change on our pocket

Elaine Byrne: Here’s the best way of honouring Tony Golden

Elaine Byrne: Here’s the best way of honouring Tony Golden

Perhaps a lasting tribute is to challenge our attitudes on domestic violence and change the law

Elaine Byrne: Election talk ignores real issues

Elaine Byrne: Election talk ignores real issues

While the public are distracted by speculation around the date of the election, our focus is diverted from what really matters

Make culprits pay

Make culprits pay

Fines for corporate wrongdoing don’t work. Punishing individual actions will