DANIEL MCCONNELL: Bankers look to be untouchable, unteachable, impregnable

To those who played a role and were responsible for this scandal, you are probably unmoved by my outrage, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: How budget battles were won and lost

Five members of the Cabinet recount their experience of the process of Budget 2018, writes  Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: #Budget18: Prudent Paschal on dry land with politically-proofed plan

While not an election budget, it could well be Paschal Donohoe’s final budget before we find ourselves at the polls, writes Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Paschal Donohoe faced with wall of unrealistic budget demands

Paschal Donohoe must deliver a budget singlehandedly for the first time with little or no money to give out. Yet, an endless stream of expectation lurks from every corner, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: No sexism in Varadkar dismissal of ‘cranky’ McDonald

“Our Taoiseach calling a female politician cranky... Not good,” was one message on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Leo Varadkar turns his focus very much to the right

By lurching so sharply to the right, Leo Varadkar is gambling that he can secure enough of a mandate from those who get up early in the morning to lead the next Government, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: The wages of spin: Has anything changed in Leo Varadkar's first 100 days?

Leo Varadkar has a lot of help in shaping his image. The tax-funded resources dedicated to ‘spinning’ on his behalf are considerable.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Public Services Card another mess of the Government's own making

If the PSC walks like a national ID card and talks like a national ID card, then guess what — it is a national ID card, writes Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Marriage of convenience could see Michael D return to the Áras

There is no desire for another bruising election, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: The centre is finding it pretty hard to hold

It has been far more difficult for my generation to get on the property ladder, we have no hope of having a pension like those of the baby boomers, writes Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: What will the next government look like?

There are plenty within Fianna Fáil who would much easier do a deal with Sinn Féin than with Fine Gael, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Martin must get real about Fine Gael deal

Martin has done a decent job of reversing the fortunes of Fianna Fail since its devastating defeat in the general election of 2011 but he is not the complete leader even still, writes Daniel McConnell

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