Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

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

Pat Rabbitte: Welcome back from fantasy land

Pat Rabbitte: Welcome back from fantasy land

The CSO’s publication of our ‘fantasy economic growth’ of 26 per cent has done huge damage

Pat Rabbitte: Coveney plan faces acid test of execution

Pat Rabbitte: Coveney plan faces acid test of execution

Rebuilding Ireland Report is Coveney’s costly application for a job that does not yet exist

Pat Rabbitte: New politics is a nonsense, and the public knows it

Pat Rabbitte: New politics is a nonsense, and the public knows it

Today’s poll shows the electorate takes a dim view of needless divisions in government

Government can fold up its tent if Independents stick to their opposition causes

Government can fold up its tent if Independents stick to their opposition causes

What case can be made for the conduct of the independents?

Pat Rabbitte: Cameron’s folly could sink Britain

Pat Rabbitte: Cameron’s folly could sink Britain

It is hard to think of a precedent where a prime minister embarked on such a reckless gamble with his country