Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

Pat Rabbitte: A prize goal lifts hearts and raises spirits

Pat Rabbitte: A prize goal lifts hearts and raises spirits

Michael D’s exultation in Lille reflects the positive relationship between the nation and sport, but Britain’s own goal on Europe will have negative outcomes for us

Inner cities need targeted opportunities

Inner cities need targeted opportunities

Urban unemployment blackspots need to be plugged into the success story of the Irish economy

Brexit: Choppy waters for Cameron as D-Day looms

Brexit: Choppy waters for Cameron as D-Day looms

The British prime minister has backed himself into a corner to win an internecine Tory power struggle

The establishment is turning on itself

The establishment is turning on itself

Politicians such as Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Shane Ross see themselves as the new radicals

Pat Rabbitte: It appears the voters are not for turning

Pat Rabbitte: It appears the voters are not for turning

Today’s Sunday Business Post opinion poll shows voter opinion remarkably unchanged since the general election

Pat Rabbitte: FF are only bolshie when it suits them

Pat Rabbitte: FF are only bolshie when it suits them

The so-called opposition are going to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

Pat Rabbitte: A leadership battle is not what Labour needs

Pat Rabbitte: A leadership battle is not what Labour needs

The question now facing the Labour Party is not who will lead it, but what it stands for

Pat Rabbitte: Filibuster and paralysis on new Dáil’s horizon

Pat Rabbitte: Filibuster and paralysis on new Dáil’s horizon

Ireland is not Denmark, and our politicians are not as nuanced as our European cousins in the art of compromise

Pat Rabbitte: Will the independents only be able to make easy decisions?

Pat Rabbitte: Will the independents only be able to make easy decisions?

The best hope on the international scene is that we fly beneath the radar

The new politics is reeking of the old

The new politics is reeking of the old

Water charges were the top concern of 8 per cent of voters, so how have they come to dominate the narrative?

A government deal that is written on water

A government deal that is written on water

The last two months of haggling over Irish Water just compounded the mistakes made in its establishment

Pat Rabbitte; FF’s obfuscation is running out of road

Pat Rabbitte; FF’s obfuscation is running out of road

If a government is not elected on Wednesday it’s Election 2016 mark II

Fianna Fáil shaken by Kenny’s grand gesture

Fianna Fáil shaken by Kenny’s grand gesture

Fianna Fáil must decide whether to make the jump into government

Pat Rabbitte: Novelty of TDs clamouring not to be in government

Pat Rabbitte: Novelty of TDs clamouring not to be in government

In the last 40 years, I cannot recall when a political party has attracted the same criticism as Labour

The housing crisis needs the attention of a functioning Dáil – and fast

The housing crisis needs the attention of a functioning Dáil – and fast

This jars with the spectacle from the one-day sitting of a rudderless Dáil