Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

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

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