GERARD HOWLIN: There is a time for everything, unless you’re delaying an election

Time and the exactitude of timings are often the defining elements in politics.

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GERARD HOWLIN: New politics of nativism is just the bitter defence of a few bleak acres

We can have a sense of pride and realise that what stymies us isn’t outsiders — it is insiders, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: The people have failed politicians, who are just trying to appease us

Finian McGrath is an able cynic, not an amiable fool, writes Gerard Howlin

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GERARD HOWLIN: Leo’s Ireland is a blank slate on which his success may be emulated by all

Fine Gael came out of its national conference on Saturday night into the last lap of this Government’s life span, writes Gerard Howlin.

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