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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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Murphy’s law: One rule for me, one for you

TD Paul Murphy, having had a fair trial, unfairly sought to ‘convict’ three members of an Garda Síochána in the ‘court of public opinion’, in the Dáil, where the officers concerned had no opportunity to respond, says Daniel McConnell

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Universal Social Charge: So, just when is a U-turn not a U-turn?

“Stop saying the universal social charge (USC) is likely to go. It will never go...”

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: To defend abuse is contrary to democracy

If Mr Murphy, Mr Barry, or Ruth Coppinger wish to claim victory for what Jobstown was, they have shown they are unfit to hold public office, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Payback time for Enda as Leo rushes into crisis

The appointment of Máire Whelan as Attorney General was a parting shot from Enda Kenny that new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar handled poorly, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Leo Varadkar misses opportunity to show leadership

By failing to sack anyone in his first reshuffle, Leo Varadkar has opened himself up to accusations that he is not willing to make the tough calls and be ruthless when required, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Public service pay deal: Peace may be achieved but at a high price

Economists such as John Fitzgerald have correctly questioned the merit of returning to pre-crash pay levels in the first place, the political system here seems intent on capitulation on that point, writes Daniel McConnell.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Please spare us your outrage and your anger

The State utterly failed to protect the taxpayer from the dangers of white-collar crime all the way along, so to Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin, please spare us your outrage and your anger, suggests Daniel McConnell.

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