Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Hardline Tory Brexiteers are baying for disaster

Hardline Tory Brexiteers are baying for disaster

The Brexiteers’ brainless posturing would be funny if the implications for Ireland weren’t so dire

Trump fancies himself as Captain America

Trump fancies himself as Captain America

There is a horrible logic to a pre-emptive strike on North Korea

Emmanuel Macron wants a federalist super-state

Emmanuel Macron wants a federalist super-state

But don’t worry, it’s just a smokescreen to hide his weakness at home

Beware Verhofstadt’s soothing words

Beware Verhofstadt’s soothing words

Britain's leaving brings us one step closer to his dream of a federalist ‘good empire’

Irish voters will never go for a European super-state

Irish voters will never go for a European super-state

Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal to abandon unanimity and to adopt qualified majority voting on EU corporate tax and Vat decisions is simply not going to be accepted

Policing Authority 'a useless and ineffectual quango'

Policing Authority 'a useless and ineffectual quango'

The Garda Síochána is under the control of the elected government, which is accountable to the Dáil, says Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell: Adams in 'game of political chicken' with DUP

Michael McDowell: Adams in 'game of political chicken' with DUP

Futile blather on a border poll and a refusal to park the Irish language issue won’t clear the stalemate in the political landscape

Signs of 'deep-seated confusion' on housing

Signs of 'deep-seated confusion' on housing

We need a powerful urban renewal body to solve the housing crisis, not an Irish Water-style quango

'Trump has achieved practically nothing so far'

'Trump has achieved practically nothing so far'

Trump supporters cannot see how diminished their country has become in the eyes of the world

Middle Ireland has to end the stalemate in its politics

Middle Ireland has to end the stalemate in its politics

If Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are dead set on not coalescing with each other, the real winner will be Sinn Féin, writes Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell: 'We are at a tipping point between young and old'

Michael McDowell: 'We are at a tipping point between young and old'

The government must wake up to the real problems that threaten to rob an entire generation of optimism and confidence

The ideological turmoil behind any decision on capital gains tax

The ideological turmoil behind any decision on capital gains tax

Imposing CGT on family home disposal is attractive to the mandarins, but the idea is politically suicidal

Michael McDowell: Trump is itching to use America's military might

Michael McDowell: Trump is itching to use America's military might

'The White House is starting to look like the Kremlin in Stalin’s heyday'

Michael McDowell: The best thing that can be said about the Trump administration is that it seems to be largely ineffective

Michael McDowell: The best thing that can be said about the Trump administration is that it seems to be largely ineffective

Donald Trump is in complete political freefall, which must raise real doubts over his capacity to remain as president of the United States

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

This move is a grubby capitulation to the ill-informed obsession of Shane Ross