Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

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

Michael McDowell: The Church condemns only itself

Michael McDowell: The Church condemns only itself

The Catholic church holds fast to the moral authoritarianism which denounced and interned unmarried mothers

Michael McDowell: Ireland can't afford generous tax treatments for the wealthy

Michael McDowell: Ireland can't afford generous tax treatments for the wealthy

When you see life-saving surgery denied over cost, tax residency for sale is a gamble Ireland can ill afford

It's Simon Coveney who has the political wind in his sails

It's Simon Coveney who has the political wind in his sails

One way or another, an ebb-tide has set in for Leo

Mark Zuckerberg’s hymn of praise to Facebook is striking in its simplicity, and yet worrying in its shallowness

Mark Zuckerberg’s hymn of praise to Facebook is striking in its simplicity, and yet worrying in its shallowness

What are we, poor mortals, to make of the latest 'Book of Revelation', this latter day gospel of Mark?

Plans to rush a flawed prostitution bill through the new Seanad are scandalous

Plans to rush a flawed prostitution bill through the new Seanad are scandalous

A prostitute’s customer will suddenly become the criminal, while the prostitute is free to roam the streets