Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

DUP manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

DUP manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

But shambles does benefit Varadkar and May, as attitudes towards a soft Brexit begin to thaw

Varadkar's tough week just got tougher

Varadkar's tough week just got tougher

The Taoiseach now faces an even greater challenge as the EU leaves him to deal with the British and the Irish border issue

What’s the point of an election that would almost certainly see FF and FG having to work together again?

What’s the point of an election that would almost certainly see FF and FG having to work together again?

A general election will not lead to a radically different political landscape

Brexit gulf is no laughing matter

Brexit gulf is no laughing matter

With the Tories seemingly uninterested in Ireland’s post-Brexit fate, things look grim for us

The Saudi crown prince’s power grab could well destabilise Lebanon

The Saudi crown prince’s power grab could well destabilise Lebanon

Salman seeks to project a new, acceptable face for the desert kingdom

We don’t need an inquiry to put an end to rental hellholes. We just need people in local government, from the Minister down, to do their jobs

We don’t need an inquiry to put an end to rental hellholes. We just need people in local government, from the Minister down, to do their jobs

No one in 21st century Ireland should live in a squalid, bunk-filled hellhole

Dublin needs a radical, active plan of regeneration

Dublin needs a radical, active plan of regeneration

Dublin's problem is not an excess of open space; on the contrary, it is under-use of its existing developed space

Sinn Féin should forget Catalonia and try fixing problems closer to  home - if it doesn’t want rule from Westminster

Sinn Féin should forget Catalonia and try fixing problems closer to home - if it doesn’t want rule from Westminster

When you come to think of it, there is something deliciously ironic about the vigorous support no...

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