GERARD HOWLIN: Does Fianna Fáil’s leader have the nerves to keep Fine Gael in office?

The time to go is gone. If it were ever a plan in the Government to cut and run for a general election the moment has passed.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Visit of Pope Francis heralds the end of the Church as we know it

There is no blame as articulate as the accusations of the implicated, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: Cynical outrage over self-promoter Duffy seeking to challenge for Áras

The double standards and discomfort of Michael D Higgins’ self-appointed adherents is comedy gold, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: Martin must bide time and not jump gun on election calls

Fine Gael enjoys watching Micheál Martin hop on hot coals, and foolishly he gives it the pleasure, writes Gerard Howlin.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Trump exists because the ruling class became smug and distant

The fashionable attack on Trump-ology as fascism has enough basis to be credible, and sufficient foundation to inculcate fear, writes Gerard Howlin. 

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GERARD HOWLIN: Brexit could be the makings of a Corbyn primed to lead nation

It is an extraordinary comment on the Conservative Party that they have made Jeremy Corbyn electable.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Only a colossal error of judgment will lead to a general election

The pushing and shoving over who really wants an election is the tribal violence of ward politics in a student union setting.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Higgins must show he has another seven years in him as president

Okay folks, it’s showtime! The late PJ Mara’s open invitation to electioneer and party would have nothing on President Michael D Higgins, writes Gerard Howlin.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Summer economic statement is a scene-setter for October’s budget

For all its posing as prudent, Fine Gael’s fiscal knicker elastic is not nearly as tight as its talk, writes Gerard Howlin.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Supports for artists’ R&D will see Ireland reap benefits globally

Using arts to support Ireland is fine. Ireland supporting the arts is different, writes Gerard Howlin.

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GERARD HOWLIN: English nationalism is the real threat to British unity and identity

What for Ireland, after Brexit, will dominate the political horizon?

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GERARD HOWLIN: Morals didn’t change last week, but power certainly did

The assent of the people to the social contract between Church and State is now withdrawn.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Referendum has moved Sinn Féin ever closer to the centre of power

Unless it’s squeaky tight, and it may be, we’ll know by lunch time on Saturday how Friday’s referendum went.

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