Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

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’

Comment: The story moves on and Kenny is now the quarry

Comment: The story moves on and Kenny is now the quarry

The Taoiseach will be coursed like a hare following his stumbles over the McCabe affair

When lesser spotted Dev Óg is quiet, Martin should fret

When lesser spotted Dev Óg is quiet, Martin should fret

Éamon Ó Cuív, as the keeper of the flame of true republicanism, will be monitoring Sinn Féin’s recent change of heart

Playing catch-up  on public sector pay

Playing catch-up on public sector pay

To achieve a sustainable successor to Lansdowne Road will be challenging

Pat Rabbitte: Poll shows how fragmented our politics still are

Pat Rabbitte: Poll shows how fragmented our politics still are

Growing inequality and a feeling on the part of many people of ‘being left behind’ is the cri de coeur

Power interconnector needs political backbone

Power interconnector needs political backbone

Those charged with ensuring that our energy system is fit for purpose can’t blind themselves to the absence of political support

That we may live to see this story’s end

That we may live to see this story’s end

A few Irish words to the wise: this is what our politicians are really thinking

Public pay disputes loom large on the horizon for the government

Public pay disputes loom large on the horizon for the government

New politics has the Dáil in a state of chassis

Speculation will plague Enda Kenny’s Christmas break

Speculation will plague Enda Kenny’s Christmas break

If our Taoiseach has no plan to surrender his seal of office in 2017, he should reconsider

Political man cannot live on law alone

Political man cannot live on law alone

The public want TDs to kick up about local problems – to ignore this is the kiss of death for a career politician

Pat Rabbitte: Water report plays into FF’s hands

Pat Rabbitte: Water report plays into FF’s hands

Only the Trotskyists now threaten to prevent the water issue being settled before Fianna Fáil gets back into government

Shane Ross is finally at the table and making mischief

Shane Ross is finally at the table and making mischief

He cultivates the air of an outsider, but this longtime journalist and Seanad veteran is more of an insider than he is himself comfortable with