Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

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

Michael McDowell: A weak government is facing legislative paralysis

Michael McDowell: A weak government is facing legislative paralysis

There’s nothing to stop Leo Varadkar moving to tackle the rot at the heart of the Garda leadership

Michael McDowell: How long until Donald Trump lashes out militarily?

Michael McDowell: How long until Donald Trump lashes out militarily?

Donald Trump’s idiocy is producing nothing at home and wreaking havoc abroad

Michael McDowell: Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, Leo has lost his courage

Michael McDowell: Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, Leo has lost his courage

His commitment to Seanad reform was a hoax

The first generation of post-independence Irish citizens who will face major difficulty in becoming property owners

The first generation of post-independence Irish citizens who will face major difficulty in becoming property owners

A growing realisation they will be worse off is potentially the raw material for transformative change in political and economic attitudes

Judging James Joyce: Joyce in court by Adrian Hardiman

Judging James Joyce: Joyce in court by Adrian Hardiman

As Joycean aficionados don their straw boaters, round spectacles and Victorian outfits for Bloomsday this Friday, a new book authored by the eminent judge Adrian Hardiman shortly before his death explains the links between Joyce’s literature and the law

Michael McDowell: Gerry Adams’s miscalculation has handed the DUP an unexpected victory

Michael McDowell: Gerry Adams’s miscalculation has handed the DUP an unexpected victory

Does Merrion Street or Iveagh House have a robust working relationship with the DUP which can now be used to advance shared interests in both parts of this island?

Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine

Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine

The Tories are in a bind - many of them claim to want a hard Brexit, but none is in a position to defend the likely consequences

Michael McDowell: Donald Trump’s gaffe-fest last week reinforced what an ignorant buffoon he truly is

Michael McDowell: Donald Trump’s gaffe-fest last week reinforced what an ignorant buffoon he truly is

Will anyone in the White House want to repeat last week’s world excursion by the president?

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