Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

"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

A new deal for us in EU?

A new deal for us in EU?

A poll shows we support the sort of EU reforms David Cameron wants – yet we’re doing nothing about it

Michael McDowell: Public interest not served by publishing Carey accusations

Michael McDowell: Public interest not served by publishing Carey accusations

If similar information existed about somebody close to IN&M management or staff, would it be published?

Middle East will not convert to democracy

Middle East will not convert to democracy

We must rid ourselves of the arrogant delusion that the West can impose its values across the Arab world

The government has no will to restrict media ownership

The government has no will to restrict media ownership

There are no constitutional barriers to restricting media ownership. The coalition simply doesn’t want to

Ownership of  media matters for democracy

Ownership of media matters for democracy

Unless laws on media ownership apply to existing companies, they are pointless

A historic watershed for our country

A historic watershed for our country

The Catholic Church must now leave behind its traditional obsession with sexual matters

Kenny must come out fighting for a Yes vote

Kenny must come out fighting for a Yes vote

The opinion polls do not tally with the experience of campaigners on the door steps: a No vote would be a political disaster for the Taoiseach

Bruce is simply wrong on same-sex marriage

Bruce is simply wrong on same-sex marriage

Recently, I received a note from Bruce Arnold attaching the latest version of his ‘private stud...