Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

The ‘Remain’ campaign struggles to counter Little Britain's immigration fears

The ‘Remain’ campaign struggles to counter Little Britain's immigration fears

We are all watching in suspense from the stands

The ‘new politics’ has put the government on thin ice

The ‘new politics’ has put the government on thin ice

Fianna Fail have been given a chance to reinvent itself

Michael McDowell: The Irish Constitution guarantees civil freedom to all its citizens

Michael McDowell: The Irish Constitution guarantees civil freedom to all its citizens

No religion should try to override those rights

Michael McDowell: If a Brexit comes to pass, the break-up will be mutual, negotiated and gradual

Michael McDowell: If a Brexit comes to pass, the break-up will be mutual, negotiated and gradual

The economic consequences could be double-edged

Michael McDowell: We have reason to be scared of a Brexit result

Michael McDowell: We have reason to be scared of a Brexit result

Outcome will decided by the strength of prejudice, rather than the rationality of political arguments

McDowell: There's a touch of political necrophilia in Ross accepting ministry

McDowell: There's a touch of political necrophilia in Ross accepting ministry

Preserving political duopoly has been FG and FF’s highest imperative

Will this Dáil seizes the opportunity to redeem the parliamentary process?

Will this Dáil seizes the opportunity to redeem the parliamentary process?

Hope springs eternal

Never mind Brexit – we should be discussing the kind of EU we want

Never mind Brexit – we should be discussing the kind of EU we want

We have little or no real debate in this country about the kind of Europe we want the EU to become

Michael McDowell: We may be lumbered with a fatally weak government

Michael McDowell: We may be lumbered with a fatally weak government

FF's cute-hoor mindset and FG's support of Enda Kenny could seal our fate

"Political bigotry and the ‘narcissism of small differences’ are keeping Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael apart"

"Political bigotry and the ‘narcissism of small differences’ are keeping Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael apart"

Pity the poor independent TDs who have devoted 100 hours to talks with parties whose leaders could not spare each other a half hour

Michael McDowell: An open letter to Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin

Michael McDowell: An open letter to Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin

The people have given your parties the means to act. Why treat them like fools?

A number of myths have distorted the truth about the Rising. It’s time to dispel them and honour our patriots

A number of myths have distorted the truth about the Rising. It’s time to dispel them and honour our patriots

The centenary of the Easter Rising is surrounded by myth, moral ambiguity, historical revisionism...

McDowell: Those of us who believe in democracy cannot sit silently as American discourse is hijacked by Trump

McDowell: Those of us who believe in democracy cannot sit silently as American discourse is hijacked by Trump

That Trump could be a serious contender for the US presidency is deeply disturbing

Michael McDowell: Hard to argue the national interest requires Enda Kenny as Taoiseach

Michael McDowell: Hard to argue the national interest requires Enda Kenny as Taoiseach

Fairly or unfairly, he had a car crash election; fairly or unfairly, he is damaged goods.

Michael McDowell: FF would be mad to allow FG to govern alone

Michael McDowell: FF would be mad to allow FG to govern alone

But they would be equally mad to govern alone