Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

Charleton Tribunal could rival Dirt inquiry impact

Charleton Tribunal could rival Dirt inquiry impact

The Dirt inquiry, which was broadcast live on television, was part of the catalyst for the transformation of the Revenue Commissioners

Testing times ahead for Fine Gael’s choirboys

Testing times ahead for Fine Gael’s choirboys

In a confidence and supply arrangement, the needs of the disadvantaged can slip down a government’s list of priorities

The 2017 end-of -year politics awards

The 2017 end-of -year politics awards

Turns out a year is a long time in ‘new politics’. There have been exits and entrances, victories and defeats, winners and losers. And now it’s time to hand out the gongs...

Parties must work for successful referendum

Parties must work for successful referendum

Many politicians were cowed into silence by the ugliness of anti-choice tactics in the 80s, but the debate needs to be different this time

What legendary civil servant Peter Berry can teach us about the Department of Justice

What legendary civil servant Peter Berry can teach us about the Department of Justice

Berry believed ministers come and go, but the Department of Justice goes on forever, and can play by different rules to other departments

Careless comments on homelessness could cost Fine Gael dear

Careless comments on homelessness could cost Fine Gael dear

Leo Varadkar needs to be aware that straight talking can come across as callousness – and it could wind up sinking his government

Taoiseach needs to lift the lid on greed and inequality

Taoiseach needs to lift the lid on greed and inequality

Varadkar’s early risers should not be blaming welfare recipients for their woes, but those enabling the super-wealthy to pay a pittance in taxes

Does the Irish question truly matter to Britain?

Does the Irish question truly matter to Britain?

British ministers don’t seem to understand the implications of Brexit, yet the Irish government has explained them well

Pat Rabbitte: Banks play by different rules

Pat Rabbitte: Banks play by different rules

Hopefully the game is up for opportunistic banks, but don’t bet on it

Civil War parties face off in a nervous game of existential poker

Civil War parties face off in a nervous game of existential poker

As the two big parties circle each other, there is a palpable fear of going in for the kill

Boeing verdict could spell turbulent times in Belfast

Boeing verdict could spell turbulent times in Belfast

The decision by the US government to support Boeing’s allegations of anti-competitive practices is an example of politics intervening with business. Politics will determine the outcome

In the next 100 days, we’ll get Varadkar’s true measure

In the next 100 days, we’ll get Varadkar’s true measure

Those who write Varadkar off after barely three months are making a mistake

EU tax changes a bigger threat than Brexit

EU tax changes a bigger threat than Brexit

The Coffey review warns interfering with corporate tax regime could cost Ireland up to €4 billion

How Sinn Féin can stop Brexit

How Sinn Féin can stop Brexit

The party of abstentionism has an historic opportunity to safeguard the future of both parts of this island

Bankers’ arrogance is an insult to all the real-life ‘Orlas’

Bankers’ arrogance is an insult to all the real-life ‘Orlas’

Banks have some cheek marketing themselves as friendly brokers to cash-strapped young people trying to buy a house, writes Pat Rabbitte