Pat Rabbitte, Opinion /

Pat Rabbitte: FF’s ‘no coalition’ stance will turn voters off

Pat Rabbitte: FF’s ‘no coalition’ stance will turn voters off

Fianna Fáil going into an election to lead the opposition is a real novelty

Pat Rabbitte: An anti-political mood solves nothing

Pat Rabbitte: An anti-political mood solves nothing

Pretending there are easy solutions to society’s problems helps no one

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s task is to change negative narrative

Pat Rabbitte: Labour’s task is to change negative narrative

Despite what the critics think, the Labour Party has a good story to tell. It just has to tell it better

Pat Rabbitte: Establishment parties still in the game

Pat Rabbitte: Establishment parties still in the game

Some are saying the rise of the left heralds great political change. They may well be surprised on polling day

Pat Rabbitte: The Corrib delay has a silver lining

Pat Rabbitte: The Corrib delay has a silver lining

The Erris Peninsula, traditionally haunted by emigration, has had a good recession

Pat Rabbitte: Labour right to delay election

Pat Rabbitte: Labour right to delay election

Post-budget poll results are a bitter pill for all the large parties to swallow

Pat Rabbitte: Of course Noonan is trying to win the election

Pat Rabbitte: Of course Noonan is trying to win the election

To criticise the budget because it precedes a general election is meaningless

Pat Rabbitte: That €1.5bn will have to go a long way in the budget

Pat Rabbitte: That €1.5bn will have to go a long way in the budget

Interest groups invariably cloak their requests for extra cash as being for the greater good

Public disservice broadcast

Public disservice broadcast

RTÉ is unwise to allow social media obsessions to dictate its news agenda, garda escort or not

Recovery is leaving Sinn Féin behind

Recovery is leaving Sinn Féin behind

The post-crash period is changing politics – and Sinn Féin is losing out

Let’s not call this one a ‘giveaway’ budget

Let’s not call this one a ‘giveaway’ budget

The budget parameters adopted by the government are very restrictive

Enduring the silly season soundtrack of negativity

Enduring the silly season soundtrack of negativity

The country is grumpy right now, but that may be put aside when the election comes along

Ratbag majorities to be order of say

Ratbag majorities to be order of say

The people are determined to vote against politics and politicians, and let the pieces fall where they may

Coalition time for the unloved and the unforgiven?

Coalition time for the unloved and the unforgiven?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may have to finally bury the Civil War hatchet after such grim poll tidings

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

It’s time to consider whether our electoral system is serving us well