Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

The Labour Party now faces its greatest challenge

The Labour Party now faces its greatest challenge

The liberal agenda has been realised: it’s time to take on the issues that preoccupy this generation of young workers

Now may be the time for Varadkar to take the leap

Now may be the time for Varadkar to take the leap

The success of the referendum may encourage the Taoiseach to dissolve this dysfunctional government and seek a firmer mandate

The silent vote will decide the outcome of this referendum

The silent vote will decide the outcome of this referendum

If the No side prevails, the backlash from modern Ireland will focus angrily on Fianna Fáil

Poll: It may be time for a general election

Poll: It may be time for a general election

With Brexit looming and Fianna Fáil carping, Varadkar might be inclined to bite the bullet this summer

Denis’s error of judgment puts lobbying in the spotlight

Denis’s error of judgment puts lobbying in the spotlight

Minister Naughten fell foul of the easy access to our politicians these practitioners enjoy

Challenging issues of media ownership

Challenging issues of media ownership

Company law may be more relevant than media law in determining what happened at Independent News & Media

We could still end up under the Brexit bus

We could still end up under the Brexit bus

So far, the EU’s negotiators have been positive, honourable and very much on Ireland’s side, but there is a nagging fear that it will all go badly wrong at the last minute

The Good Friday Agreement is starting to come apart

The Good Friday Agreement is starting to come apart

As the 20th anniversary of the peace deal approaches, everyone is out for themselves – and those old battle lines are being redrawn

Pat Rabbitte: Brexit is poisoning our relations with our neighbours

Pat Rabbitte: Brexit is poisoning our relations with our neighbours

Irish demands have become a convenient whipping boy for extreme Brexiteers

FG’s piggyback on the National Plan out of order

FG’s piggyback on the National Plan out of order

The argument that it has been done before doesn’t make it right - taxpayers’ money was used to promote Fine Gael candidates

Up North, the gloom is getting gloomier

Up North, the gloom is getting gloomier

With Brexit on the way, the North is facing its biggest peacetime challenge and time is running out to break the latest impasse between Sinn Féin and the DUP

McDonald can no longer defend the indefensible

McDonald can no longer defend the indefensible

Sinn Féin’s new leader has a chance to make a decisive break with the past. However, she may choose not to take it

Martin’s brave stand could blow up in his face

Martin’s brave stand could blow up in his face

Yes, Irish society has changed, but the outcome of the Eighth Amendment referendum is hardly a foregone conclusion

Fine Gael is haunted by its historic blind eye to Garda malpractice

Fine Gael is haunted by its historic blind eye to Garda malpractice

The party’s longstanding tendency to overlook the force’s misbehaviour in ‘the wider public interest’ has left a legacy of defects in policing practice

When theocracy, not democracy, ruled Ireland

When theocracy, not democracy, ruled Ireland

Scandals like the Kerry Babies were rooted in a grim, inward-looking repressive society