Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

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

Coalition must keep banging economic drum

Coalition must keep banging economic drum

The prospects for the government parties are looking brighter as more and more families feel the benefits of economic recovery

A hell of a lot at stake across the water

A hell of a lot at stake across the water

The British general election could have far-reaching consequences for Ireland and Europe

The tools are available to police the internet

The tools are available to police the internet

The government should revisit the O’Neill Report and implement its findings

Pat Rabbitte: Sinn Féin appears ready to sacrifice Stormont for southern electoral advantage

Pat Rabbitte: Sinn Féin appears ready to sacrifice Stormont for southern electoral advantage

Trying to divine what is actually going on inside Sinn Féin is like trying to decipher the inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party. The very professionally choreographed ard fheis in Derry did not help very much. It did again hitch the Sinn Féi