Pat Leahy, Opinion /

Abortion campaign poses difficult challenge

Abortion campaign poses difficult challenge

Changing our abortion laws will be a very different task from getting same-sex marriage passed

The Denis factor

The Denis factor

Why do Enda Kenny and Fine Gael jump out of their skin at the mere mention of anything to do with the richest man in the country?

Lack of purpose and direction

Lack of purpose and direction

Fianna Fáil’s rage might be directed at its most recent defector, but a bigger worry for the party must be its own lack of purpose and direction

‘Gay bounce’ signals modest progress for the coalition

‘Gay bounce’ signals modest progress for the coalition

Could the fillip that the government has gained from the referendum result open the door to an early general election?

Averil Power's resignation puts spotlight back on FF

Averil Power's resignation puts spotlight back on FF

Back Page: Irish politicians seek lessons from British election

Back Page: Irish politicians seek lessons from British election

FG and Labour had eyes on the ground in London to learn tactics from an election campaign in which the Tories used heavy-hitting US political consultants

Back Page: what would independents do in government?

Back Page: what would independents do in government?

British Elections: Lessons of British election abound for coalition parties

British Elections: Lessons of British election abound for coalition parties

The Irish Labour party can’t help feeling nervous after what happened to the Liberal Democrats in Britain

Back Page: Trichet’s ‘advice’, ECB threats and an out-of-breath Noonan

Back Page: Trichet’s ‘advice’, ECB threats and an out-of-breath Noonan

Dismay for government as support falls away again

Dismay for government as support falls away again

The marriage referendum is tightening, but the Yes side still enjoys a big lead. Meanwhile, Sinn Féin remains the coming force in Irish politics

Light at the end of the tunnel for coalition

Light at the end of the tunnel for coalition

Pat Leahy Today’s poll contains the first real signs that Fine Gael and Labour can win the next election

Criticising the media is great fun, and useful too

Criticising the media is great fun, and useful too

Criticising the media is great fun, but the media should take credible complaints seriously

Telling the truth about its post-election plans?

Telling the truth about its post-election plans?

Irish politicians follow British and US politics

Irish politicians follow British and US politics

The parallels between the unfolding British general election campaign and the political situation here in Ireland are numerous and striking

How can the government keep everyone happy

How can the government keep everyone happy

Doling out the spoils of recovery is now the coalition’s defining task