Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Abortion pill creates new situation

Abortion pill creates new situation

Early-term abortion has arrived in Ireland as a criminal option delivered through the letterbox

The cross-city Luas is barely launched - and very expensive proposals have already emerged to alter it

The cross-city Luas is barely launched - and very expensive proposals have already emerged to alter it

Exactly what kind of joined-up thinking went into spending €368 million on a tramline joining up St Stephen’s Green to Broombridge?

Watching Trump's White House a white-knuckle ride

Watching Trump's White House a white-knuckle ride

Donald Trump’s stranger-than-fiction regime has provided Leo Varadkar with a harsh dose of reality

Michael McDowell: Not every streetscape is improved by a starkly modern addition

Michael McDowell: Not every streetscape is improved by a starkly modern addition

There is no right or wrong where there is genuine quality in architecture

The western alliance has never looked as dysfunctional

The western alliance has never looked as dysfunctional

We seem to be edging towards a new multilateral Cold War, led largely by a man who seems to spend his evenings in bed watching Fox News

Turning a vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment into a vote to endorse the 12-week on-demand regime could be an unforced political error

Turning a vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment into a vote to endorse the 12-week on-demand regime could be an unforced political error

The Constitution is our supreme law. It cannot deal with very complex issues without extensive interpretation.

North's politics remain septic and raw

North's politics remain septic and raw

Real republicanism is about reconciliation and inclusiveness – not violent separatism

Michael McDowell on Sinn Féin

Michael McDowell on Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin may participate in the democratic process, but it is not a democratic party at all

Choosing between Brexit's swivel-eyes and sharp eyes

Choosing between Brexit's swivel-eyes and sharp eyes

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his hard-Brexit fellow travellers are likely, in the end, to find themselves outwitted by more pragmatic Tories and big business

If the attendees of Davos don’t do something about wealth inequality, their lofty ideas will be a waste of time

If the attendees of Davos don’t do something about wealth inequality, their lofty ideas will be a waste of time

Davos is fake; Dublin is real. A real republic is the servant of all and the master of none

Brexit's three-dimensional chess game

Brexit's three-dimensional chess game

Did Boris Johnson inadvertently signal his own abandonment of a hard Brexit by floating his English Channel bridge idea?

A new integrationist EU treaty push would fan the embers of an anti-German resentment into flame

A new integrationist EU treaty push would fan the embers of an anti-German resentment into flame

Leo Varadkar was perfectly right to visit Hungarian premier Viktor Orban in Budapest recently

The Middle East and North Korea will test Trump’s mettle this year

The Middle East and North Korea will test Trump’s mettle this year

Trump has an appetite for war. He has motive, means and opportunity. It is the only way that he can prove in his own mind to the world that America is being made great again

The people of the North are weary of DUP grandstanding: the true burning issue is the economy

The people of the North are weary of DUP grandstanding: the true burning issue is the economy

Dublin must keep its eye on the real issues

Ireland’s opt-out from the EU’s common defence pact is about to become very relevant

Ireland’s opt-out from the EU’s common defence pact is about to become very relevant

The new reality we now face requires us to pursue a very nuanced foreign policy with all our neighbours