Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s blind contempt for the Irish

Michael McDowell on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s blind contempt for the Irish

Rees-Mogg’s blind contempt for the Irish and the Good Friday Agreement tells you all you really need to know about the swivel-eyed Tory extremists and their inner nature

Theresa May's Brexit juggling act looking shaky

Theresa May's Brexit juggling act looking shaky

Of course we wish that the British would change their minds on Brexit. But we need to plan for what is probable rather than for what is still an outside theoretical political possibility

What are we to make of the chemical attack in Syria?

What are we to make of the chemical attack in Syria?

How can the US, France and Britain possibly see Iran as a real threat?

Transport system risks going off the rails

Transport system risks going off the rails

The problem with the Dublin MetroLink project is that the alternatives have not been publicly considered in principle

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?