Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

Pat Rabbitte: No ad hoc pay deals made under duress

Pat Rabbitte: No ad hoc pay deals made under duress

Fine Gael, of all parties, has given the impression that it has acquiesced in gardaí being entitled to strike

Taking a leaf out of the German banking book

Taking a leaf out of the German banking book

The latest banking ‘Third Force’ proposal may help close the credit supply gap, especially for SMEs in Ireland

Gardaí right not to cross the Rubicon

Gardaí right not to cross the Rubicon

To jeopardise the security of the state and the protection of its citizens is unthinkable

Games of Monopoly and national media

Games of Monopoly and national media

Media plurality is a huge factor in determining the character of our public discourse

The time for hide and seek is over

The time for hide and seek is over

Fianna Fáil has a key role to play amid the industrial relations collapse

Lifting the veil of budget secrecy is no bad thing

Lifting the veil of budget secrecy is no bad thing

More scrutiny and transparency are overdue reforms of what was traditionally a sacred process

Democracy is in thrall to a dangerous new populism

Democracy is in thrall to a dangerous new populism

People are so discontented and ill at ease that they are increasingly prepared to chance the unknown

Pat Rabbitte on the politics of Repeal the Eighth

Pat Rabbitte on the politics of Repeal the Eighth

Many young people who marched yesterday will not be aware of how the issue was dealt with in the 1970s and 1980s

Fianna Fáil in line to benefit from the mistakes it made

Fianna Fáil in line to benefit from the mistakes it made

Labour was nowhere near government for the banking and property crash, or the bailout – but still gets the blame

Pat Rabbitte: Independent tails wag the government dog, and the tale is jaded

Pat Rabbitte: Independent tails wag the government dog, and the tale is jaded

Is the electorate returning to the idea that party structure and discipline in politics have merit after all?

Apple: Ruling has shaken the coalition to its core

Apple: Ruling has shaken the coalition to its core

How do you persuade the Independent Alliance to back a decision to return a cheque for €13 billion to Apple Inc?

Pat Rabbitte: Rumble in Rio gives Ross a reality check

Pat Rabbitte: Rumble in Rio gives Ross a reality check

Although Shane Ross is not out of the woods yet, the arrests in the Brazilian capital have come to his rescue

Pat Rabbitte: Attracting the best and brightest to state boards

Pat Rabbitte: Attracting the best and brightest to state boards

An overly bureaucratic approach may well put off people of talent from serving on state bodies

Isis treatment of Yazidis shows its hatred for us all

Isis treatment of Yazidis shows its hatred for us all

As the battle for Aleppo imposes awful hardship, the brutalisation of the Yazidi people should not be forgotten

Minority government navigates choppy waters

Minority government navigates choppy waters

Fianna Fáil has no immediate plans to put the government out of its misery