Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

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

Pat Rabbitte: Shining a light on the power of lobbyists

Pat Rabbitte: Shining a light on the power of lobbyists

Lobbying is no longer the preserve of a few insiders well used to the corridors of power

Pat Rabbitte: It’s not in the bag but poll shows coalition can win

Pat Rabbitte: It’s not in the bag but poll shows coalition can win

Ignore the hype, the figures won’t show any real change until the campaign proper begins

Pat Rabbitte: Here’s the truth, the EU is under threat

Pat Rabbitte: Here’s the truth, the EU is under threat

It’s not the economy, stupid, it’s the European Union’s disjointed response to the migrant crisis

Pat Rabbitte: At last, Labour has the space to make its case

Pat Rabbitte: At last, Labour has the space to make its case

Recent opinion polls suggest the party has a fighting chance

The guards have a choice: reform or regress

The guards have a choice: reform or regress

The Garda Inspectorate report on An Garda Síochána has an urgent and clear message

Pat Rabbitte: Running for election on a platform of non-participation

Pat Rabbitte: Running for election on a platform of non-participation

Only the government parties are competing to govern