We need a powerful urban renewal body to solve the housing crisis, not an Irish Water-style quango
If Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are dead set on not coalescing with each other, the real winner will be Sinn Féin, writes Michael McDowell
The government must wake up to the real problems that threaten to rob an entire generation of optimism and confidence
Imposing CGT on family home disposal is attractive to the mandarins, but the idea is politically suicidal
'The White House is starting to look like the Kremlin in Stalin’s heyday'
Michael McDowell: The best thing that can be said about the Trump administration is that it seems to be largely ineffective
Donald Trump is in complete political freefall, which must raise real doubts over his capacity to remain as president of the United States
Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'
This move is a grubby capitulation to the ill-informed obsession of Shane Ross
There’s nothing to stop Leo Varadkar moving to tackle the rot at the heart of the Garda leadership
Donald Trump’s idiocy is producing nothing at home and wreaking havoc abroad
His commitment to Seanad reform was a hoax
The first generation of post-independence Irish citizens who will face major difficulty in becoming property owners
A growing realisation they will be worse off is potentially the raw material for transformative change in political and economic attitudes
As Joycean aficionados don their straw boaters, round spectacles and Victorian outfits for Bloomsday this Friday, a new book authored by the eminent judge Adrian Hardiman shortly before his death explains the links between Joyce’s literature and the law
Does Merrion Street or Iveagh House have a robust working relationship with the DUP which can now be used to advance shared interests in both parts of this island?
Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine
The Tories are in a bind - many of them claim to want a hard Brexit, but none is in a position to defend the likely consequences