Pat Rabbitte: Bacik looks most likely to deny Fine Gael in Dublin Bay South
Timing is of the essence for FG and its first-time candidate James Geoghegan, but the experienced Labour senator is a strong contender
Timing can be everything in politics. Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, made a thorough hames of his initial response to the pandemic and has been besieged by allegations of sleaze. Despite all that, earlier this month the Tories comfortably won a by-election seat previously held by the Labour Party, as well as a raft of council seats in the Labour heartland.
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Analysis: Zappone row illuminates uncompetitive nature of diplomatic appointments
The optics of a former cabinet colleague being hastily appointed to a prestigious international role are not good for the government, yet a change in policy of how such roles are filled is unlikely any time soon
Elaine Byrne: A man of ‘courage and consequence’ who lifted the lid on corruption in Irish politics
Through his fearless challenging of the institutions of power in the 1980s, Des O’Malley was instrumental in the modernising of the state and in bringing about the end of the era of golden circles and vested interests
Varadkar accuses Doherty of workplace bullying and posturing for social media
With the Dublin Bay South vote just a week away, a Dáil spat over housing policy resulted in heated exchanges between the Tánaiste and Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman
Sipo wants two-year jail term for breaches of ban on lobbying after leaving public office
The watchdog says current rules for politicians and top civil servants who break post-employment rules are not enforceable