Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Pat Rabbitte: Martin’s Dáil speech misjudges the mood

Fianna Fáil knows all about stroke politics, but it went too far in its attack on the former attorney general

Pat Rabbitte: Leo will have to prove his mettle - pronto

Pat Rabbitte: Leo will have to prove his mettle - pronto

In his reshuffle, the new Taoiseach has brought back old faces who failed to get things done. Instead of being cautious, Varadkar needs to exercise leadership

Pat Rabbitte: The re-energising of the left/right divide

Pat Rabbitte: The re-energising of the left/right divide

Smaller government, lower taxes and free markets are leaving millions of people insecure and substantial numbers in poverty

Pat Rabbitte: A decent man is leaving the political stage

Pat Rabbitte: A decent man is leaving the political stage

Last year’s general election probably came a year too soon for Kenny

May’s mindless and reckless campaign

May’s mindless and reckless campaign

The British prime minister wants to grab the Ukip vote by focusing on Brexit, but this could result in a ‘no deal’ outcome

Public realm remains poisoned with rancour

Public realm remains poisoned with rancour

The professional classes have had a good recession - millions have been accumulated in fees from the misery of others

National Maternity Hospital storm has taken Harris by surprise

National Maternity Hospital storm has taken Harris by surprise

The focus on getting the National Maternity Hospital over the line is the type of tunnel vision that almost always puts us in minefields

Fianna Fáil and their leader doth protest too much

Fianna Fáil and their leader doth protest too much

If the figures after a general election come remotely close to Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin being able to form a government, it will happen

Maybe a general election is best outcome

Maybe a general election is best outcome

This type of government can’t tackle any of the big strategic challenges facing our country

O’Sullivan just the tip of the big blue iceberg

O’Sullivan just the tip of the big blue iceberg

The last thing we need is another review of the Garda Síochána. Instead, the Garda Inspectorate report should be implemented

Pat Rabbitte: Putting a mirror up to the fourth estate

Pat Rabbitte: Putting a mirror up to the fourth estate

More and more, today’s media actually sets the agenda and demands adherence to it

Casey’s role in freeing Ireland from ecclesiastical grip

Casey’s role in freeing Ireland from ecclesiastical grip

Irish citizens under 40 don’t really know how suffocatingly oppressive had been the control exercised by the Catholic Church

Mr Kenny, the poor craythur, goes to DC

Mr Kenny, the poor craythur, goes to DC

For the Taoiseach, it’s a case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t as he prepares to meet Donald Trump

Fianna Fáil position on meter charges doesn’t hold water

Fianna Fáil position on meter charges doesn’t hold water

Given the problems facing our country, creating a dispute over charging for excessive use of water is ludicrous

Giddiness belies Taoiseach’s steady hand in a crisis

Giddiness belies Taoiseach’s steady hand in a crisis

Amid the limbo surrounding the Fine Gael leadership, some forget Kenny delivered us from the ‘gates of hell’