Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Trump is not a natural ally of Irish interests

Trump is not a natural ally of Irish interests

We are being cast adrift on very turbulent seas, writes Michael McDowell

A craving for instant feedback has created a commentariat with little regard for truth

A craving for instant feedback has created a commentariat with little regard for truth

The media’s desire for instant gratification is encouraging the development of a vicious online mentality

A disquieting axis hundred years on from the Russian Revolution

A disquieting axis hundred years on from the Russian Revolution

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are forming an unlikely axis of global power

The time has come to speak a little ‘truth to power’ to Samantha Power

The time has come to speak a little ‘truth to power’ to Samantha Power

The US deluded itself and quite a large portion of the western media

Michael McDowell: Adams bounces along in our post-factual world while the Stack family suffers

Michael McDowell: Adams bounces along in our post-factual world while the Stack family suffers

There is a parallel universe in which Gerry, a pioneer of a the 'post-factual' world, lives

My prediction that Brexit would be used to attempt a federalist constitutionalist putsch has come true

My prediction that Brexit would be used to attempt a federalist constitutionalist putsch has come true

Most Europeans, including myself, wish the EU to be a partnership of independent sovereign states

The West has done its damage in Syria. Now is the time for atonement

The West has done its damage in Syria. Now is the time for atonement

As Aleppo perishes, the West carries on propping up dangerous feudal autocracies and unleashing forces far worse than Assad

A government in office but not in power attracts disastrous outcomes

A government in office but not in power attracts disastrous outcomes

In this dangerous, unpredictable world of Trump and Brexit, must we heap the timbers around our own stake?

For many, wealth simply evaporates in the heat of the new world order, and Trump capitalised

For many, wealth simply evaporates in the heat of the new world order, and Trump capitalised

Long before Trump, tens of millions of people saw themselves as casualities of economic globalisation

The British judges who stuck a legal thumb into the Article 50 shotgun are unfairly getting both barrels

The British judges who stuck a legal thumb into the Article 50 shotgun are unfairly getting both barrels

How Brexiteers could unleash such a torrent on judges who were asked to resolve a perfectly straightforward issue?

The saga of Mary Robinson’s presidential library reflects a wider malaise in Irish public life

The saga of Mary Robinson’s presidential library reflects a wider malaise in Irish public life

It could well damage her legacy

A European army is an idle pipe dream for bored federalists

A European army is an idle pipe dream for bored federalists

The EU cannot go to war. It has no democratic authority to control an army.

The failure of the Republican Party to deal with the Tea Party has led to its extreme demise

The failure of the Republican Party to deal with the Tea Party has led to its extreme demise

The GOP is responsible for Trump - they owed us the duty not to nominate him

The realities of Brexit are starting to hit home

The realities of Brexit are starting to hit home

We will be physically isolated from the rest of Europe

It is folly to leave judicial appointments in the hands of lay people

It is folly to leave judicial appointments in the hands of lay people

Hard to see why we should change the system to have experts chosen by the inexpert