Stephen Kinsella, Opinion /

Keeping peace afloat

Keeping peace afloat

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?

Cooperation and conciliation

Cooperation and conciliation

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 noble council has been brought low

The noble council has been brought low

The farcical scenes in the Seanad last week belie the origins of an assembly that was once ahead of its time

It was a very good year . . .

It was a very good year . . .

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

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Of voters and other such dopes

Joyeux Noël – from Russia with love

Joyeux Noël – from Russia with love

Two major sea changes involving France and Russia are keeping the European Union elite up at night

Will plan coax the private  investors into open?

Will plan coax the private investors into open?

No place like home - if you have one

No place like home - if you have one

Housing has been the crisis nobody expected when this government came to office – but it is ours, however difficult, to deal with

The business case for tolerance

The business case for tolerance

Firing threat for civil servants still a wheeze

Firing threat for civil servants still a wheeze

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.

Many people are calling not just for reform of our political system, but for its complete overthrow. What will replace it?

Many people are calling not just for reform of our political system, but for its complete overthrow. What will replace it?

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The smartest guys in the room. Really?

The smartest guys in the room. Really?

Special advisers to ministers need credibility and authority. Recent policy debacles suggest Ireland could be doing a lot better in this regard

The right balance

The right balance

The coalition must reconnect

The coalition must reconnect

Pat Rabbitte: if current trends continue, we’ll be back to the early-1980s lunacy of three general elections in 18 months