Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

The first generation of post-independence Irish citizens who will face major difficulty in becoming property owners

The first generation of post-independence Irish citizens who will face major difficulty in becoming property owners

A growing realisation they will be worse off is potentially the raw material for transformative change in political and economic attitudes

Judging James Joyce: Joyce in court by Adrian Hardiman

Judging James Joyce: Joyce in court by Adrian Hardiman

As Joycean aficionados don their straw boaters, round spectacles and Victorian outfits for Bloomsday this Friday, a new book authored by the eminent judge Adrian Hardiman shortly before his death explains the links between Joyce’s literature and the law

Michael McDowell: Gerry Adams’s miscalculation has handed the DUP an unexpected victory

Michael McDowell: Gerry Adams’s miscalculation has handed the DUP an unexpected victory

Does Merrion Street or Iveagh House have a robust working relationship with the DUP which can now be used to advance shared interests in both parts of this island?

Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine

Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine

The Tories are in a bind - many of them claim to want a hard Brexit, but none is in a position to defend the likely consequences

Michael McDowell: Donald Trump’s gaffe-fest last week reinforced what an ignorant buffoon he truly is

Michael McDowell: Donald Trump’s gaffe-fest last week reinforced what an ignorant buffoon he truly is

Will anyone in the White House want to repeat last week’s world excursion by the president?

Maintaining our corporate tax regime and autonomy is crucial to Ireland’s foreign policy

Maintaining our corporate tax regime and autonomy is crucial to Ireland’s foreign policy

Now is the time to keep our nerve, not to discard the green jersey

Michael McDowell: Barnier's invitation for an imaginative solution to North-South ties

Michael McDowell: Barnier's invitation for an imaginative solution to North-South ties

The Brexit negotiator's words were encouraging and offer a great opportunity for us all

May’s brass-necked allegation of EU electoral interference is a grotesque move worthy of Trump

May’s brass-necked allegation of EU electoral interference is a grotesque move worthy of Trump

Implicit is a suggestion that the evil Brussels bureaucracy is trying to rob ordinary English men and women of a fair electoral process

Michael McDowell: The island of Ireland is a tale of two widely differing economies

Michael McDowell: The island of Ireland is a tale of two widely differing economies

Last week’s Brexit hype reminds us that, in fiscal terms, North and South are still very different

Michael McDowell: Theresa May has condemned the North to a political no-man’s land

Michael McDowell: Theresa May has condemned the North to a political no-man’s land

The British Prime Minister's decision to hold a snap election shows almost complete contempt for the political situation in Northern Ireland

The peace process was largely military capitulation disguised as political transformation

The peace process was largely military capitulation disguised as political transformation

The deep penetration by British intelligence of the IRA is remarkable by any standard

Nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of peace in the North – not cash for ash, or even who shot whom

Nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of peace in the North – not cash for ash, or even who shot whom

For Ireland’s sake, let’s all get a sense of perspective and get on with the real issues

After Brexit, we need to decide what kind of Europe we want

After Brexit, we need to decide what kind of Europe we want

We need a realistic and honest national debate about the future direction of the bloc

Real reconciliation with the orange in our tricolour must mean more than just indifference

Real reconciliation with the orange in our tricolour must mean more than just indifference

Regarding the legacy of Martin McGuinness, the old Latin maxim ‘De mortuis, nil nisi bonum’ is wise counsel for the present

Brexit may not deliver a united Ireland soon, but it's a challenge that should unite us all

Brexit may not deliver a united Ireland soon, but it's a challenge that should unite us all

With Brexit looming, neither the North or South is being served well by their elected leaders