Elaine Byrne, Opinion /

Elaine Byrne: Whistleblower bounty could be music to our ears

Elaine Byrne: Whistleblower bounty could be music to our ears

While Irish institutions may be instinctively hostile towards whistleblowing, embracing a US-style reward system could actually save the state a lot of money

What have 11 Garda probes in 3 years achieved?

What have 11 Garda probes in 3 years achieved?

Have they changed anything?

New IFA boss must rebuild its influence

New IFA boss must rebuild its influence

Joe Healy may be a new broom, but he must work fast to reinvigorate the organisation, regain its power and influence and tackle the problems of globalisation

Elaine Byrne: Remembering the sacrifices of Fusiliers at Hulluch

Elaine Byrne: Remembering the sacrifices of Fusiliers at Hulluch

My great-grandfather was there and survived...only to suffer

Panama confidential – and EU is set to follow suit

Panama confidential – and EU is set to follow suit

An EU directive on a register of beneficial owners is about to become law, but it too will be confidential

Elaine Byrne: Ireland is a republic in name only

Elaine Byrne: Ireland is a republic in name only

We need to enshrine the ideals of the Proclamation in our constitution

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