Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

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

Michael McDowell: The politics of paralysis are but the outward signs of an unspoken crisis in our democracy

Michael McDowell: The politics of paralysis are but the outward signs of an unspoken crisis in our democracy

Poll tells us is that nobody sees a coherent option for the next government

Michael McDowell: Nama can’t wriggle and twist its way out of this scandal

Michael McDowell: Nama can’t wriggle and twist its way out of this scandal

The management and disposal of Nama’s assets demands accountability

Enda Kenny is just like Frodo, longing to hold onto power and mojo

Enda Kenny is just like Frodo, longing to hold onto power and mojo

All of which makes him unlikely to throw in the Ring

Michael McDowell: More and more people are facing a financial cliff in 2019...

Michael McDowell: More and more people are facing a financial cliff in 2019...

Unless there is radical reform of the local property tax in the meantime

Apple: Disgraceful ruling suggests Ireland is being softened up for an EU tax regime

Apple: Disgraceful ruling suggests Ireland is being softened up for an EU tax regime

I carry no candle for multinational capitalists but ...

Michael McDowell: Europe’s ‘leaders’ unaware of federalist blathering arrogance

Michael McDowell: Europe’s ‘leaders’ unaware of federalist blathering arrogance

Becoming a North Dakota in a federal Europe is not in our interest

Michael McDowell: OCI debacle shows the sporting body badly needs reform

Michael McDowell: OCI debacle shows the sporting body badly needs reform

Events proves organisation should be nobody’s personal fiefdom

Looking increasingly deranged, Donald Trump just can’t conceal his nastiness and tackiness

Looking increasingly deranged, Donald Trump just can’t conceal his nastiness and tackiness

The Republican candidate is beginning to look increasingly deranged

The Citizens’ Assembly is the FG-led government elaborately buying time

The Citizens’ Assembly is the FG-led government elaborately buying time

Regretfully, I consider the Citizens’ Assembly to be a phoney piece of window-dressing

Extreme forms of Islam backed by oil-rich Gulf states are incompatible with our society

Extreme forms of Islam backed by oil-rich Gulf states are incompatible with our society

The vast majority of Muslims are good, law-abiding people

Michael McDowell: There is no sudden, post-Brexit clamour for unification in the North

Michael McDowell: There is no sudden, post-Brexit clamour for unification in the North

Trust and respect are the basic building blocks of partnership on this island

Michael McDowell: It will take a crowbar to get Enda out of office

Michael McDowell: It will take a crowbar to get Enda out of office

But his Fine Gael pretenders are only carrying feather duster

Britain’s leadership vacuum and Europe’s vindictiveness make a bad situation worse

Britain’s leadership vacuum and Europe’s vindictiveness make a bad situation worse

For Ireland, Brexit involves huge complications and implications

Michael McDowell: Britain’s departure from the EU seems a fait accompli

Michael McDowell: Britain’s departure from the EU seems a fait accompli

But it still might yet be averted