‘The strategies suggested by Averil Power and her task force failed to work, it was because they were not even tried.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Opinion: Power’s article amounted to a scathing rebuke of her own party

‘Was it pure coincidence that this political difficulty for the Taoiseach Enda Kenny was solved on the Tuesday morning by the commissioner’s resignation?’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opinion: A lost opportunity for Oireachtas justice committee

‘It is  disturbing the contents of correspondence of such importance from the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan (above) was not brought to the attention of the Minister for Justice, until after he returned from Mexico.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Opinion: Are department and the Cabinet support systems able to deal with a crisis?

 ‘The party is spending much of its effort and money on the push for Mary Fitzpatrick (above with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin)  to win a seat in Dublin.’

Opinion: Ardfheis aims to maximise campaign exposure

Opinion: Ministers and opposition read prepared scripts and rarely engage

Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Peter Robinson, speaks to media outside 10 Downing Street after talks with former British prime minister Gordon Brown in London in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

Opinion: IRA claims it was fighting a war but only wants the crimes of the other side to be pursued

Opinion: Range of services provided by local offices has grown exponentially

GSOC commissioner Simon O’Brien photographed arriving for the Public Service Oversight Committee meeting at the Oireachtas in Leinster House in February. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Opinion: We should have been told about all of this months ago

The Bills proposed by Katherine Zappone, among others, have been vetted for constitutional compliance. Photograph: Alan Betson

Opinion: The Constitution is clear that the Dáil will remain the dominant House

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