Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

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’

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