Dissatisfaction with the status quo is a convincing campaign short of assent to actual change, writes Gerard HowlinMORE
Motorways are ramparts from which surrounding pastures can be pillaged for votes writes Gerard Howlin
By teatime on Saturday, Mary Lou McDonald will be president of Sinn Féin. It will have been 35 years since Gerry Adams took over from Ruairí Ó Brádaigh.
The stakes could not be higher for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE
The ultimate cost of every product includes the financial and environmental cost of disposal, writes Gerard HowlinMORE
Fianna Fáil began the New Year behind. The difference is more important than the five seats that separate the two main parties in the Dáil.
In Burying Peter Sutherland tomorrow, we lay to rest one of very few who rose out
of this State into the first rank of global influence. Many were influential in their time and used office adroitly to effect events beyond the scope of a small country.
Last Thursday theMinister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney announced on Twitter that he is “looking forward to finalising” a proposal “allowing Irish citizens all over the world have the option to vote in presidential elections — it will change and broaden the nature of the presidency for the better...”
I’d put cutting out social media on a par with giving up smoking. The fruit of putting the gadget down is reading, enjoying live shows, and participating in real life, writes Gerard HowlinMORE
This Dáil, with input from senators, is driving debate and to some degree actual decisions to an unprecedented degree, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE
On the North-South Interconnector, the fact is that we have outdone David Davis on backsliding, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE
In embracing Brexit, the DUP has placed itself and the union in hock to London, to an unprecedented extent, writes Gerard HowlinMORE
Micheál Martin was born under a lucky star. It’s called Fine Gael. He inherited a once-great political edifice in ruins and his own reputation in tatters. Nothing survived the deluge, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE