Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

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

Patience wears thin as FG and FF prevaricate

Patience wears thin as FG and FF prevaricate

How long can the present ritual play out without inflicting damage?

Enda stepped out and Micheál stepped in again

Enda stepped out and Micheál stepped in again

Numbers don’t lie: it’s a grand coalition or another general election

Pat Rabbitte: Fianna Fáil is just playing for time

Pat Rabbitte: Fianna Fáil is just playing for time

Only another election can provide an enduring government. For now, let’s limit the damage

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s alternative voice drowned out by protest politics

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s alternative voice drowned out by protest politics

The golden age of social democracy in Europe is over, and that means any party from that tradition will struggle to keep its values in government

Pat Rabbitte: Voters should be careful what they wish for

Pat Rabbitte: Voters should be careful what they wish for

Does anybody seriously think the small parties’ proposals are workable?

Tune in to the campaign merry-go-round

Tune in to the campaign merry-go-round

Fiscal space, full public inquiries - and someone apologising to the nation about something

Pat Rabbitte: Are Irish politicians really so unpopular?

Pat Rabbitte: Are Irish politicians really so unpopular?

Toxic unpopularity of politicians not so evident on the doors

Labour’s fate is central to the outcome of the election

Labour’s fate is central to the outcome of the election

Fifteen seats or more for the Labour Party and the coalition government will be re-elected