Gerard Howlin believes Leo Varadkar was right to know Fianna Fáil would not pull the house down over her appointment to the Court of Appeal.More
Leo must go on. He must risk events, prove his capacity to handle them... convince of his credibility, writes Gerard HowlinMore
In the great film The Last Mitterrand the dying protagonist and president of France identifies indifference as the critical quality required for leadership. It’s the necessary detachment — especially from friends and former causes.
Palestinian flag flying atop our municipal buildings is about attaining the summit, in a hierarchy of victims, says Gerard Howlin.More
Around the country members are meeting the two men who want the privilege of being Taoiseach, writes Gerard Howlin.More
It could seek a coalition with Sinn Féin but that would require Napoleonic verve, writes Gerard Howlin
THE first victim of truth is language. Once words are suborned, anything is possible, writes Gerard HowlinMore
Gerard Howlin thinks ahead about politics in Ireland.More
On the basic issues of property and profiteering, it seems the Sisters are doing some good, writes Gerard Howlin.More
Solidarity has succeeded in flavouring politics, and influencing major change, writes Gerard HowlinMore
The results of an election will not materially change the diffuse make-up of our democratic choice, writes Gerard Howlin.
Ireland desperately needs more public transport. In rural areas it’s anaemic, says Gerard Howlin.More
Key cultural change at stake is a preparedness to take responsibility, rather than disavow it, writes Gerard Howlin.More