The Dáil in session is a major platform for the opposition, which otherwise struggles for advantage over the Government, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE
There is a lack of serious engagement with how we could swiftly transition to renewable sources, writes Gerard HowlinMORE
On Easter weekend I was taken aback by two episodes of nastiness on social media, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE
By early yesterday afternoon, the Tánaiste’s proposal for a two-thirds majority to protect in perpetuity changes he has influenced in the Government’s proposed abortion legislation lay tossed aside with the remains of lunch and the Strategic Communication Unit.MORE
A REPORT slipped out into the ether of a holiday weekend, last Friday, without fanfare, but whose impact in the long-term will be second only to Brexit, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE
Let me explain a fundamental fact to the former health minister Leo Varadkar, to whom “it is not entirely clear” why overcrowding in hospitals is increasing again.
Paying directly for water changes behaviour and by setting an example in one area, it points to better policy in others, writes Gerard HowlinMORE
Stepping back further from the line, as distinct from being careful not to step over will be a factor in public conversation, writes Gerard Howlin.MORE
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