GERARD HOWLIN: The coalition against carbon changes goes beyond the pale

On the issue of climate change, the Extinction Rebellion exposes much of the Irish left, usually first up on the barricades, as a vanguard for counter-revolution.

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GERARD HOWLIN: There is a time for everything, unless you’re delaying an election

Time and the exactitude of timings are often the defining elements in politics.

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GERARD HOWLIN: New politics of nativism is just the bitter defence of a few bleak acres

We can have a sense of pride and realise that what stymies us isn’t outsiders — it is insiders, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: The people have failed politicians, who are just trying to appease us

Finian McGrath is an able cynic, not an amiable fool, writes Gerard Howlin

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