The Sinn Féin-Fianna Fáil rivalry is one of the dominant themes of modern Irish politics. Could there be a truce?
Fine Gael began its run as a major player in coalition governments just ten months after the Tories became the lead players in Downing Street. Is mental fatigue a factor in Dáil Eireann as well as in Westminster? In both jurisdictions, the business season is approaching.
Mary Lou McDonald (and Dominic Cummings) are right – we need to wrest power from civil servants
Mary Lou McDonald talks about a “constipated” civil service. Based on my decade on the inside, I think we could help reform it by ending permanent tenure, prioritising outside appointments for delivery roles and being flexible on remuneration. But would the permanent government allow this to happen?