Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

Let’s not call this one a ‘giveaway’ budget

Let’s not call this one a ‘giveaway’ budget

The budget parameters adopted by the government are very restrictive

Enduring the silly season soundtrack of negativity

Enduring the silly season soundtrack of negativity

The country is grumpy right now, but that may be put aside when the election comes along

Ratbag majorities to be order of say

Ratbag majorities to be order of say

The people are determined to vote against politics and politicians, and let the pieces fall where they may

Coalition time for the unloved and the unforgiven?

Coalition time for the unloved and the unforgiven?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may have to finally bury the Civil War hatchet after such grim poll tidings

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

It’s time to consider whether our electoral system is serving us well

New political alternatives are chaotic and dispiriting

New political alternatives are chaotic and dispiriting

There are dangers in the politics of magical thinking

Labour finds it’s harder to take credit than blame

Labour finds it’s harder to take credit than blame

The latest opinion poll shows relative stability but, of the parties, Labour will be the most displeased with the fleeting nature of public approval

Noonan must address plight of mortgage holders

Noonan must address plight of mortgage holders

The constitutional crisis that never was

The constitutional crisis that never was

For almost a week, the country resembled the stage performance of I, Keano

Gilmore: Steadfast when it counted

Gilmore: Steadfast when it counted

Eamon Gilmore has much to be proud of - not least an economy that is now in recovery

Will Labour reap marriage referendum rewards?

Will Labour reap marriage referendum rewards?

Now who wants to follow the Syriza lead?

Now who wants to follow the Syriza lead?

Sinn Féin used to talk about how it would be the Irish Syriza.

It’s time for a politics about real choices

It’s time for a politics about real choices

The ‘something for everyone’ approach doesn’t work any more

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Today’s Red C poll shows an electorate willing to throw away ‘traditional’ parties in favour of those on the sidelines

The ‘other’ referendum is just plain silly

The ‘other’ referendum is just plain silly

I was a President at 21, the place for 21-year-olds is not the Áras