GERARD HOWLIN: Either you sit in inquisitor’s chair, or you become the object of inquiry

By accusing Health Minister Simon Harris of being a ‘little boy’ during the CervicalCheck scandal, Tony O’Brien placed himself in the schoolyard, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: Credibility will be more important than tactics in upcoming election

The strategic reason Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil sat out the presidential election, is that tactically they did not want to arrive with either injuries or red cards for the real game that starts tomorrow.

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GERARD HOWLIN: The canny Michael D is a better politician than he is a President

Michael D mastered the speech of protest the better to deliver it from the palace balcony, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: Parties playing politics in bid to stay under the public spotlight

Electioneering is best done with a scalpel, not a shovel, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: #Budget19 keeps strategic options open as date at polls looms large

Raising expectation ahead of delivery, and way ahead of what should be delivered at all, is taking a toll, writes Gerard Howlin.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Narrow margins could push Leo to call general election after budget

Things have changed, apparently unexpectedly. The resignation of Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick from Fine Gael on Monday does not automatically change events, but it may do so dramatically. 

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GERARD HOWLIN: Parity of coverage essential for the public to make an informed choice

Trump would be envious of the untouchable status of a president from criminal indictment, writes Gerard Howlin

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