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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Pat Rabbitte

All time
# tusla
Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'
The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.
# give me a sign
Occupational hazard ahead: Fifteen photos of Irish politicians next to unfortunate signs
Those pesky exit signs.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Pat Rabbitte right about RTE's coverage of water charges?
The former Labour TD says RTE has focused almost entirely on protests, and almost never reported on the need to improve our water infrastructure.
# Soundbites
They said - the general election count quotes of the weekend
Lots of politicians had lots to say today as you might imagine, and not all of it was nice.
# Before government
Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court's powers in 2009
Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.
# rabbitte out
One of Irish politics' most vociferous voices just bowed out in typical style
And it was a good one.
# Not a joke
This is what happened when Ivan Yates and two politicians walked into a bar
Former minister Ivan Yates went for a jar with Pat Rabbitte and Lucinda Creighton.
# Cyberbullying
'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'
Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.
# Banking Inquiry
Joan Burton to banking inquiry - "We would have let Anglo fail"
Labour’s current leader and former leader were in front of the banking inquiry this afternoon.
# gonezo
Here are all the Labour TDs stepping down at the next election (so far)
Will there be any more?
# Your Say
Poll: Would you listen to a Pat Rabbitte-hosted radio show?
The Left Hook, anyone?
# no laura 2.0
Pat Rabbitte is NOT going to write a steamy novel like Alan Shatter
Sad news.
# State of the Nation
Fianna Fáil: Brian Cowen did the right thing, we could have ended up like Greece
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Not running
Pat Rabbitte will NOT be contesting the next general election
The former Labour leader and minister could not be drawn on the issue recently.
# The High Table Interview
What really annoys Pat Rabbitte?
Here’s what we learned when the former minister came into during the week.
# mad as hell
Pat Rabbitte is VERY angry about RTÉ's water charges coverage
The former minister has previously described the broadcaster as a “recruiting sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin.
# Cabinet sacking
Pat Rabbitte’s face doesn’t always reflect his inner happiness
The former minister reflected on his departure from cabinet in a wide-ranging interview with today.
# pat question
Pat Rabbitte can't make his mind up
Will he stay or will he go? (He doesn’t know).
# The Rabbitte
Consigned to the knacker's yard, Pat Rabbitte doesn't know if he'll run again
The former communications minister has given a typically outspoken interview to Newstalk today.
# Impartiality
Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)
The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.
# pied pipers of the aaa
Pat Rabbitte launches scathing attack on RTÉ's coverage of water charges
The Labour TD is VERY unimpressed, but the broadcaster has refuted his claims.
# The drugs don't work
Pat Rabbitte: 'Maybe Leo thinks he could run the entire cabinet without anybody'*
* Although, we’re pretty sure he was joking.
# Abuse
Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop
TD Ruth Coppinger said people are more concerned about the arrests in relation to the Jobstown protests.
# Water protests
'The temper of protest is changing' - Pat Rabbitte critical of 'thuggish' protesters
The former minister says such protesters are in the minority.
# no dice
Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he's in it until the end
Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.
# go team
'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance
Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering joining the new group and running in the next General Election.
# Independent Revolution
Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'
Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.
# Irish Water
More than 100,000 will turn up at water charge protests tomorrow, predicts TD
The claim came as Pat Rabbitte said the public mood is being “exploited”.
# Independents Day
"Populist almost without exception," - Pat Rabbitte isn't a fan of independent TDs
The former Communications Minister was pulling no punches this morning.
# The High Table Interview
Minister: There's a new optimism around Labour, people are prepared to listen to us again
Super junior minister Ged Nash had plenty to say when he sat down with at our offices in Dublin this week…
# michael disappointed
Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras
Come with us on a journey through time and space … to September 2004.
# The Burton Bounce
Why has Labour's support doubled since May?
Analysis: Joan Burton’s party has gone from 7 per cent to 14 per cent in the latest opinion poll. But why?
# On the Record
Here's how many times Garth Brooks was mentioned in Leinster House last month...
Did you guess ‘between three and five times’?… Nope, higher. Much higher.
# in with the old
Guess who's back?... Pat Rabbitte and Ruairí Quinn replace new ministers on committees
Former junior minister Joe Costello will also join his Labour ‘old guard’ colleagues on Oireachtas committees…
# Prime Numbers
In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle
What’s the average age of a Cabinet member? And how many are from Dublin?
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
Here are 9 things you need to know about the Cabinet reshuffle
Analysis: The Cabinet’s female membership is doubled but will Labour rue taking on Environment?
# Reshuffle
Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'
Announcing his new Cabinet today, Enda Kenny thanked outgoing ministers for their service to the Irish people.
# Budget
The Briefcase: Tax havens, a €100 million deal for Quinn's companies, and a Wetherspoons fry-up
This was the week in business.