The Brexiteers’ brainless posturing would be funny if the implications for Ireland weren’t so dire
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
The Garda Síochána is under the control of the elected government, which is accountable to the Dáil, says Michael McDowell
Futile blather on a border poll and a refusal to park the Irish language issue won’t clear the stalemate in the political landscape
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
The government must wake up to the real problems that threaten to rob an entire generation of optimism and confidence
Imposing CGT on family home disposal is attractive to the mandarins, but the idea is politically suicidal
'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
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'
This move is a grubby capitulation to the ill-informed obsession of Shane Ross