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Monday 26 May, 2014

Opinion: The rise of the independents... what does it mean for policy-making?

The number of floating voters has increased amid weakening attachment to political parties – could the affect coherent decision-making in the Dáil?

Sunday 2 December, 2012

Column: Sharing power is bad for the health of junior coalition partners

Sharing government can be like a bad marriage, writes Rory Costello – and it certainly looks that way for Labour.

Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Column: Why hasn’t a far-right party like Golden Dawn emerged in Ireland?

High unemployment and political disillusionment are often a breeding ground for the far right, writes Rory Costello. So why hasn’t one emerged?