The Northern Ireland peace process has struggled into port for another re-fit. Is its endurance a mark of genius, or a sign that we can’t get it right?
In order to forge ahead in 2015 and regain voter confidence, the coalition needs to agree on specific objectives on which it can deliver
The farcical scenes in the Seanad last week belie the origins of an assembly that was once ahead of its time
For some of our politicians, 2014 went like a dream. For many others, it was a brutal and attritional 12 months to forget. Here’s our round-up of who cashed in, and who crashed to earth
Of voters and other such dopes
Two major sea changes involving France and Russia are keeping the European Union elite up at night
Housing has been the crisis nobody expected when this government came to office – but it is ours, however difficult, to deal with
The government has unveiled a new plan to renew and reform the civil service. We cannot have a return to the mistakes of the benchmarking era.
Special advisers to ministers need credibility and authority. Recent policy debacles suggest Ireland could be doing a lot better in this regard
Pat Rabbitte: if current trends continue, we’ll be back to the early-1980s lunacy of three general elections in 18 months